Mayor Foster was recently in Cookeville to accept the 2022 Upper Cumberland Development District Community of the Year award on behalf of Cumberland County.
Mayor foster states, “The Upper Cumberland is made up of 14 outstanding counties that provide the best places in the state, and arguably in the United States, to live and work. This award is the culmination of teamwork across Cumberland County and the City of Crossville governments, along with support from our state and federal legislators. I’m proud to be the County Mayor in a community that works together to enhance opportunities for growth and sustained success while keeping the things that make it our hometown.”
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.
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!
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We are TWO days away from the back-to-school sales tax holiday!
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CUMBERLAND County residents must register to vote by midnight on Monday, April 4, 2022, to be able to cast a ballot in the County Primary Election on May 3, 2022.
Registering to vote, updating your address or checking your registration status is fast, easy and secure with the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system. Any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register online from any computer or mobile device at GoVoteTN.gov.
The Cumberland County Election Commission is located at 83 Northside Lane, Ste 101, Crossville TN 38571 for voters to register or drop off their registration forms in person.
Early voting starts Wednesday, April 13, and runs each weekday, including Saturdays, until Thursday, April 28. The deadline to request an absentee by-mail ballot is Tuesday, April 26. Election Day is Tuesday, May 3.