26 March 2020
We have been notified by the TN Department of Health that a resident of Cannon County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The patient has been placed in quarantine and is recovering at home. This is not unexpected. Your local officials have been preparing for and expecting this for weeks. We are coordinating with the TDH and the healthcare community to make sure all Cannon County residents are protected. The worst thing we can do during trying times like this is panic. It is important to remember that the vast majority of patients that contract this virus have a mild course of illness and recover quickly. If you are ill with respiratory symptoms, it is very important that you call your doctor first. Do not go the Emergency Department or any doctor’s office without calling first. We all have to work together to make sure our health care community is not overwhelmed with worried well. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and will adapt our response as appropriate. Over the next several weeks we might all suffer some inconveniences. You might see things like, you have to do thru the drive through at the bank or a restaurant. There might be some other temporary closures of businesses in the community but this will end and we will be stronger as a community.
Here are some things you can do to help.
As I mentioned, do not go to the doctor or the ER without calling first. Keep your hands clean and continue to practice social distancing. If you are feeling bad, stay at home. Keep an eye on our elders. They need to be staying at home as much as possible and we need to support them and keep them safe. People over the age of 65 and those with prior illness are at greatest risk so we need to some together and support them. Again, I want to emphasize, this was not unexpected. We are prepared and are working closely with the TDH and all agencies of government at all levels to minimize the impact on the residents of Cannon County. That has been and continues to be our primary concern. We will get through this together. Of this I am certain. Individual with specific questions can call the TDH Information line at 877-857-2945 or 931- 931-646-7586.
Brent D. Bush
Cannon County Executive
Effective immediately, the Courthouse is closed to the public until further notice.
If anyone needs assistance, please contact the office holder:
County Executive – 615-563-2320
County Clerk – 615-563-4278
Clerk & Master – 615-563-5936
Register of Deeds – 615-563-2041
Circuit Court Clerk – 615-563-4461
Trustee – 615-563-2282
Property Assessor – 615-563-5437
The Cannon County Convenience Center will be closed this Friday and Saturday (April 10 & 11) for Easter weekend. It will reopen, Monday the 13th of April 2020 with the following restrictions: each customer will be allowed household bag trash that can fit in the compactors and only one oversized piece of garbage to go into the open box containers. If it will not fit in a normal trash can, it is considered oversized. COVID-19 has slowed the trash removal system. Also, we can no longer recycle cardboard or any paper. We will continue to take used oil and used tires, but you need to call first and schedule an appointment at 615 563 2320. Currently, scrap metal is still in operation, but we ask the public to only put scrap metal in the scrap metal trailer.
The county hosts many special events, great for visitors and county residents as well. From craft fairs to auto drive in’s There is something to please everyone. Check back often as we are always adding events.
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