With a generous grant from AARP, Cumberland County was able to transform one of the Obed River Park’s picnic shelters into an outdoor classroom.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 9 am for a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of this fabulous amenity to the park! This event will take place at shelter #2 at Obed River Park.
The Tennessee Department of Health is encouraging all Tennesseans over the age of 6 months to receive this year’s flu vaccine. Vaccinations for flu will be free beginning Wed., Nov. 9, 2022, at all local health departments in the state for Fight Flu ’22.
‘’Getting a flu shot is the most important thing we can all do to help prevent the flu and keep ourselves, loved ones and everyone around us healthy,’’ said TDH Commissioner Morgan McDonald, MD FACP FAAP. ‘’We know flu vaccines are safe, effective, and protect against the most common types of flu circulating, so I urge everyone eligible to receive a flu shot to do so.’’
No appointments are needed to receive a free flu vaccine during Fight Flu ‘22. Find the site closest to you and the hours of operation at www.tn.gov/health/fightflu and select the Find a Flu Shot Near You icon. The flu vaccine will continue to be free at Tennessee’s county health departments after the Fight Flu ’22 kick-off event on Nov. 9.
The flu virus is highly contagious and pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and people with certain medical conditions are at the highest risk of severe complications from the flu. The CDC estimates up to 7.5 million illnesses, 400,000 hospitalizations, and 22,000 deaths could be prevented every year if more people chose to get the flu vaccine.
To prevent the spread of the flu virus to others, follow precautions such as proper hygiene and handwashing, cover your coughs or sneezes with a tissue or your elbow, and stay at home if you are sick.
Fight Flu ‘22 also serves as a statewide preparedness and response exercise where TDH’s local public health teams practice their emergency plans to vaccinate communities during a pandemic. This is the fifth consecutive year for the Fight Flu TN event as TDH works to protect as many Tennesseans as possible against influenza.
Pictured L-R: Ethan Hadley, Beth Wyatt-Davis, Mayor Allen Foster, Stuart McWhorter, Mayor James Mayberry, R.J. Crawford, and Jodi Sliger
Representatives from Cumberland County recently attended the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s 2022 Governor’s Conference in Nashville.
During the event, attendees heard from Governor Bill Lee and TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, as well as CBS Sports Lead Play-by-Play Announcer Jim Nantz and a host of other speakers who discussed topics ranging from entrepreneurship to workforce to foreign direct investment and the programs that help build strong communities throughout the state.
ThreeStar Community Development Certification efforts were recognized with county representatives, along with Commissioner McWhorter and TNECD Community Development Director Jody Sliger.
ThreeStar serves to promote economic and community prosperity through collaboration to positively impact every Tennessean.
We are very proud to announce that a Cumberland County EMA App is now available to download for FREE in the Apple Store and Android Play Store!
The app will allow you to get weather information and warnings, check state road conditions, get power outage information, school closings, and much more!
The Cumberland County Health Department will be offering a cooking class that focuses on helping families utilize WIC and SNAP benefits to create healthy meals and snacks!
During these classes, online and print resources regarding nutrition information and recipes will be provided.
There will be a cooking demonstration each class to prepare a meal and a snack that participants will get to sample!