FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2020
Winston Brooks, Public Information Officer, 455-2648
City of Tullahoma Prepares for COVID-19
Recognizing the increasing concern over COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), along with recent announcements by President Trump and yesterday’s Executive Order from Governor Bill Lee, the City of Tullahoma continues to make preparations for the possibility of COVID-19 in our community.
For several weeks, we have been working jointly with Coffee County Emergency Management, Coffee County Department of Health, and all other partner agencies in preparation for coordinated prevention and response plans.
Currently, no city services have been impacted. City departments continue to monitor the situation and develop plans to ensure the continuation of essential services. Police and Fire Rescue services will operate fully and have implemented safety and protection protocols to ensure their continued operations. We will continue to monitor updates released from the CDC and Tennessee Department of Health and adjust our response plans and operations based on their advice.
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.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- 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