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State of Emergency Declared in Sumner County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 20, 2020 

Sumner County, Tennessee has issued a Declaration of Emergency effective March 20, 2020. The COVID-19 virus has generated a worldwide challenge that we must face in order to protect ourselves, our families and our world. It has been our goal in Sumner County, to remain ready and prepared to battle this pandemic and the challenges it has presented. With this Declaration of Emergency, I am asking citizens to stay at home and limit exposure to others. Our priority is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our community.

As of 4:30pm March 20, 2020, all Sumner County Government buildings will close unless an emergency or essential service. This closure will continue until further notice due to the unprecedented pandemic that we are currently experiencing. Sumner County will continue running essential government functions.

I strongly encourage all citizens to stay home, to practice social distancing, and create a six foot buffer between you and others. Please do your best to follow all CDC guidelines.

All County employees will be paid during this Declaration of Emergency. Employees shall contact your supervisor or elected official on when the County buildings will reopen.

If you are experiencing symptoms, please seek medical attention. Multiple testing locations have been setup throughout the county including health Department facilities.

These facilities are as follows and the times are 1 :30pm to 3:30pm.

Gallatin Clinic 
1005 Union School Rd 
Gallatin, TN 37066

Hendersonville Clinic 
3 51 New Shackle Island Rd 
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Portland Clinic 
214 West Longview 
Portland, TN 3 7148

With all of us working together we will get through this pandemic. I ask for your continued support and prayers at this time.

God Bless,
Anthony Holt
Sumner County Mayor


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DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY IN SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE

As the previous weeks have shown, the COVID-19 virus has generated a worldwide challenge that we must face in order to protect ourselves, our families and our world. It has been our goal in Sumner County, to remain ready and prepared to battle this pandemic and the challenges it has presented.

I would like to begin by thanking all of our great citizens who are stepping up to help others during this unprecedented time. During these trying times it reassures me to see all of the acts of kindness and generosity towards those most affected by this pandemic. I am especially thankful to all of those who are taking the expert advice seriously and are limiting unnecessary contact with others. Please isolate yourself as much as possible and only buy what is needed.

Sumner County will continue running essential government functions. If your business can be done over the phone or online, please use those options.

THEREFORE, I, Anthony Holt, County Mayor of Sumner County, Tennessee do hereby find and proclaim that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes an emergency in Sumner County, Tennessee, beginning March 20, 2020.

Pursuant to this declaration, I direct that this proclamation shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. By this declaration, I direct that any legal steps necessary be taken by our employees and staff to protect our county.

With all of us working together we will get through this pandemic. I ask for your continued support and prayers at this time. 

God Bless,
Anthony Holt
Sumner County Mayor