FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2020
Winston Brooks, Public Information Officer, 455-2648
City of Tullahoma Moves to Phase Three COVID-19 Operations
Alters Operations Due to Significant Spike in Cases
The City of Tullahoma announced today that City operations will move to Phase 3 COVID-19 Operations. The City COVID-19 Operation Plan is a three-phased strategy for operations, and when Coffee County case count goes over 500 cases, the City modifies operations for the safety of employees and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beginning Wednesday, December 16 and continuing until further notice, the following changes in city operations will be in effect. Operations at Tullahoma’s D.W. Wilson and C.D. Stamps community centers will remain open but have limited activities. The centers are suspending programming, classes, and direct contact sports, including basketball. The City’s JR NBA basketball program has been postponed until January 2nd. Please check the Parks web site as other restrictions or limits may apply. We are asking that citizens wear a mask when entering City facilities and for employees to wear a mask when they can not maintain six feet of separation.
The Tullahoma Animal Shelter will close to the public, but staff remains available to assist with adoptions by appointment. Individuals are encouraged to go to petfinder.com to view dogs currently available for adoption and call 454-9580 to schedule a visit. Tullahoma’s shelter remains a compassionate, no-kill animal shelter and we hope to find a forever home for each pet.
City government meetings will be conducted virtually. Most recently, the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen conducted business by video conference and broadcast using Facebook Live, as well as broadcasting to Charter Ch. 193 and Lighttube Ch. 6. Citizens may join in watching the next City Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 22, at 5:30 p.m.
The weekly Development Advisory Committee (DAC) meetings scheduled for each Wednesday have been cancelled until further notice. If you have a project for review, please e-mail Winston Brooks at Wbrooks@tullahomatn.gov. The project will be distributed electronically to the DAC for comments.
Other City of Tullahoma departments remain open and are focused on maintaining the health, safety and welfare of our citizens and City team members.
Individuals can assist us in practicing everyday prevention measures, in compliance with the CDC recommendations for minimizing possible exposure to COVID-19:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
- Wear a mask.
- Clean commonly touched surfaces regularly.
- Select a room in your house to utilize if you must self-quarantine and identify someone who can bring you supplies to avoid having to make trips.
- Stay informed on the latest updates.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Tennessee, please visit: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html