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Responsibly Reopening Sumner County, Tennessee

Sumner County Administration Building Re-Opening Screening Process

The County Administration Building offices will reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00 A.M.

As we begin the process of reopening our county, we must remember the severity of this virus, the many that were sick, those that still are sick and those that lost their lives during this pandemic. This has been an unprecedented experience and it is extremely vital that everyone deploy a systematic and calculated approach to reopening our society in order to prevent a resurgence of the virus.

Mission: Implement the new normal strategy to return to our lives while preventing the spread of this or any virus. Sumner County is a resilient, dynamic and diverse community that shall forge ahead together, united in an effort to stay safe while maintaining our heritage of faith, family and fun.

In order to maintain services for Sumner County Government, to protect and provide a safe environment for all individuals and employees; all individuals and employees entering the Sumner County Administration building will be required to undergo a screening process to access the building.

  • All individuals must enter and exit through the building entrance on Tulip Poplar Drive. Hours for screening will be 7:30am to 4:30pm. Office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm.
  • A series of questions will be asked and individuals will be required to have their temperatures taken. If found to have a fever, the individual will not be permitted to enter the building. If fever, individuals will be encouraged to seek medical attention.
  • Individuals will be expected to keep at least a six-foot distance from others to maintain social distance.
  • The number of individuals will be limited in County offices to maintain social distance. Each office will have a sign outside the office with the number permitted.
  • Encourage County business to be completed online or by phone or drive thru, if possible.

OTHER RESOURCES:

Responsibly Reopening Tennessee:

For information regarding the State of Tennessee Pledge guidelines for businesses visit: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery.html

CDC guidelines:

For information regarding the CDC guidelines visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

How to protect yourself & others

Wash your hands often

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

· If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick

· Put distance between yourself and other people.

o Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.

o Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

· You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

· Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.

o Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

· The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

· Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.

· Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

· If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

· Throw used tissues in the trash.

· Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

· Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

· If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

· Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.