TN Governor Bill Lee has issued multiple executive orders that address the Covid-19 Pandemic and its effect on our state. This pandemic is dangerous and deadly. Please read these orders carefully as they are mandated law.
On March 30, Governor Lee issued Executive Order No. 22, putting a statewide safer at home order in place which restricts businesses that cannot possibly safely operate during COVID-19 including businesses like barbershops, salons, recreational and entertainment outfits. The order, at the same time, provides for the continuation of essential businesses throughout every county because we must protect Tennessee's economy and keep our communities safe.
Governor Bill Lee has issued Executive Order 23, which requires Tennesseans to stay home unless they are engaged in essential activities, such as emergency or medical services.
The order will remain in effect until April 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Reports showing an increase in citizen movement across the state has necessitated the order to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
The medical community has insisted that Gov. Lee take this drastic measure as the number of Covid-19 cases rise.
On March 23, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee established the COVID-19 Unified Command, a joint effort to be led by Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, to streamline coordination across the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Military.
The City of Parsons is closing our 2 parks, effective immediately, and until further notice.
The City Park on Old Camden Road, and the Parsons Regional Community Park at the old airport are now locked and closed.
Stay-at-home mandates can be hard for children and families. United Way of TN has several great ideas for safe ways to entertain your family.
Check our their FaceBook page to see what you can do right from your own yard!
Due to the governor's stay at home order announced this afternoon, our Social Distancing Egg Hunt has been cancelled. While we are very disappointed we will not be able to continue with those plans, we want to thank the Decatur County Chamber and businesses that reached out to participate. Better days are coming and we will plan to do this next year! Stay safe everyone, we hope to be through this rough period soon. Continue to watch our page as we continue to raise awareness of child abuse and how you can help prevent it!
Due to stay-at-home orders from the Governor and CDC guidelines, the 7th Annual Daddy - Daughter Dance has been postponed. Please watch for a new date.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.
As we continue to learn more, Tennessee's response will continue to evolve. Stay vigilant in reading and sharing information from reliable sources. Click below for up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Tennessee.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU WERE POSSIBLY EXPOSED TO COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, follow the steps below to monitor your health and avoid spreading the disease to others:
HOW DO I KNOW IF I WAS EXPOSED?
You generally need to be in close contact with a sick person to get infected. Close contact includes:
COMMUNICATE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH
MONITOR YOUR HEALTH
PRACTICE HEALTHY HABITS