DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 03/27/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 27, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements on Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, and other community partners:
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 312 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 20 cases in the past 24 hours. The ages of confirmed cases range from two months to 84 years. A second patient, a 67-year-old man who had underlying health conditions, has died after a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Twelve (12) other patients remain hospitalized. Fifty-five (55) people have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.
Total number of Cases: 312
Number of Cases confirmed today: 20
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||255|
|Total number of tests administered||Total positive results||Total negative results||Positive results as percentage of total|
Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19. These include:
- Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet apart). Do not gather in groups larger than 10.
- Stay at home, unless leaving your home is absolutely necessary because you have medical needs or are an essential worker.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Don’t touch the T-zone of your face: your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Stay away from others in your home if you are sick.
Mayor John Cooper Launches #NashvilleStrongStory Campaign
Mayor John Cooper announced the #NashvilleStrongStory Campaign to highlight and promote the positive response of Nashville’s residents following the March 3rd tornado and Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges.
Mayor Cooper has asked residents to share their own stories by using the hashtag #NashvilleStrongStory on social media. Nashvillians are also invited to visit Metro’s COVID-19 response website, covid19.nashville.gov, to learn about more ways to help fellow community members during this crisis.
There are many ways to contribute. Metro’s Office of Emergency Management is asking community members, including local businesses and individuals, to donate new and unused medical and PPE to help protect non-medical professionals and city workers involved in the city’s response. In addition, the United Way of Greater Nashville has launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to address the health and economic challenges of the virus.
Visit covid19.nashville.gov for more information.
WeGo Public Transit has decided to postpone its Spring Service changes, previously scheduled to take effect Sunday, April 5. Customers who are relying on transit during this time should not bear the burden of adapting to service changes unrelated to public health protocols.
Service modifications are currently being discussed with Union leadership and announcements could come as early as Friday.
Members of the public are encouraged to sign up for WeGo’s newsletter, follow them on social media, and visit WeGoTransit.com to get updates on initiatives, community events, updates, and general information.
COURTS AND OFFICES
Davidson County Juvenile Court and County Clerk
The TN Supreme Court has extended limited in-court proceedings until April 30. As a result, the Davidson County Juvenile Court and Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office have extended the period for limited in-court proceedings through Friday, May 8, in order to give time to reset continued hearings. The court currently plans to reopen dockets per usual on Monday, May 11. Juvenile Court and the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office will close at 3:30 p.m. while limited in-court proceedings are in place. Should you have any questions, please contact the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office at 615-862-7980.
General Sessions Court
Metropolitan General Sessions Court has an abbreviated docket schedule from Monday, April 13, 2020 through Friday, May 1, 2020 with no dockets operating on Friday, April 10, 2020 due to the holiday.
- Only the following dockets are open:
- Felony Jail & Review Docket (Courtroom 3A)
- Misdemeanor Jail & Review Docket (Courtroom 3C)
- All felony and misdemeanor jail dockets will now be set at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
- Domestic Violence Jail Docket & Orders of Protection (Courtroom 4B)
- The Domestic Violence docket will now be set at 9:05 a.m. and 11:05 a.m.
- Emergency Psychiatric Committal Docket (By Video with the facility from Courtroom 4C)
Davidson County Chancery Court
Davidson County Chancery Court will follow this COVID-19 Protocol from April 1 to April 30:
- All attorneys and litigants have been contacted, and customized arrangements for handling these matters by teleconference or Zoom have been made.
- Oral argument will be conducted by teleconference or Zoom on motions where:
a. opposition has been filed (see Local Rule § 26.04(g)), and/or
b. where no motion has been filed but there is a status conference set.
Call in numbers, ID numbers and/or a link for the teleconference or Zoom will be provided to you before the Friday oral argument, and you will be provided a specific time to “join the meeting.”
- If possible, efile instead of submitting paper filings
- For more information, call the Part III Docket Clerk at 615-862-5719
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) toll-free hotline remains open to families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia illnesses during this time. With many care facilities, adult day care centers and other services closed for the time being, we are one of the only sources of information, support and guidance available. This is especially important because the outbreak is causing many people, particularly higher risk individuals such as senior citizens, to break from their normal routines and isolate.
The Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) is open seven days a week and staffed entirely by licensed social workers who are trained in dementia care.
AFA is able to assist callers with topics/questions about combating isolation, keeping engaged, washing tips, caregiver stress, whether family members should visit during this time, items to have in the home, etc.
Families can connect with the AFA Helpline in any of the following ways:
- Via phone by calling 866-232-8484
- Web chat by visiting www.alzfdn.org and clicking on the blue and white chat icon on the lower right hand corner of the page
- Sending a text message to 646-586-5283
The web and text chat features are available in more than 90 languages.
Tennessee Department of Human Resources
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is offering several programs and services to assist Tennesseans impacted by COVID-19.
- For family assistance, visit here.
- For child care, visit here.
- For accessing services and additional resources, visit here.
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