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Putnam COVID Testing And Vaccinations Moving Back To Health Department

COVID vaccinations and testing will move from the Putnam County Fairgrounds back to the County Health Department Wednesday. County Health Director Lisa Bumbalough said the department administers about 32 vaccinations a day, which can be accommodated at the County Services Drive office. “Our goal has been to transition back to the health department when we could really absorb the additional ... Read More »

Warren County Selected By State For New Health Department

Warren County has received a $9 million State Health Department grant to fund construction of a new health department. County Executive Jimmy Haley said the county ranked high on the state’s list for a replacement. “We’ve had the need for a long time,” Haley said. “We had one of the oldest health departments. It was built in the 1960’s. It’s ... Read More »

State Grant Opportunity Could Bring New Health Dept To White Co

The State Health Department has approached White County with a grant opportunity that could bring the community a new health department. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the state evaluated the current department. Robinson said the county met the criteria for a grant up to $5 million. “They went around and just determined what the state of the health department ... Read More »

Putnam To Hire Construction Manager To Expand Health Department

A $1.6 million expansion of the Putnam County Health Department received approval from the county commission Monday. Commissioners voted to allow Mayor Randy Porter to hire a construction manager not exceeding $850,000. Porter said the state health department will provide the remaining $750,000. “It has one entrance and one exit, and that presents a problem with them seeing hundreds of ... Read More »

Know Who To Call When A Child Is COVID Positive

The COVID Delta Variant is impacting kids more this year, so what do parents need to know about notifying schools? Putnam County Coordinated School Health Supervisor Trey Upchurch said be systematic about making contact. Upchurch said a positive COVID test means contact the student’s school first and keep calls to nurses specifically about your child’s COVID results. “They’re experiencing a ... Read More »

Third COVID Dose Available At Overton Health Department

The Overton County Health Department announced Monday that a third dose of the COVID vaccine is available for eligible people. Director Andy Langford said that the number of new daily cases have returned to levels seen last winter. Langford said there are 317 active cases currently in Overton County. “We have people in our population who need to be protected ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Health Department HVAC Being Replaced, Bidders Needed

The Jackson County Health Department will get all new HVAC units through a federal grant. County Mayor Randy Heady said the units are 11 years old and in the time frame when mechanical issues can start occurring. He said the grant not only helps the county budget, but improves department safety. “Outside air, fresh air make up inside of a ... Read More »

COVID Testing And Vaccines at Cumberland County Health Department

COVID testing and vaccines will be moving to the Cumberland County Health Department starting Thursday, July 1st. Vaccines are available 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and testing is available 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. They are open Monday through Friday, no appointments required. Testing will no longer be available at the Community Complex. Once you arrive, you will be directed ... Read More »

Putnam Co. COVID Clinics Moving Locations Wednesday

Putnam County COVID clinics will operate at new locations and times starting Wednesday. Health Department Director Lisa Bumbalough said COVID vaccinations are moving back to the Putnam County Fairgrounds for the 1-C phase. “Folks will enter on  Walnut Avenue just as they have in the past,” Bumbalough said. “It will continue to be a drive thru clinic, so individuals will ... Read More »

Fentress Co. Officials Exploring Other Vaccination Locations

Fentress County officials are meeting with the state health department Tuesday to discuss options of moving vaccination locations. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said increasing turnout for the vaccine is creating long lines near the county’s health department. “I know today that where our health department is located here off of Main Street people are actually parked all the way down ... Read More »