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Latest Executive Orders

Governor Lee's Directive on Covid -19

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.


STATE INFORMATION ON COVID-19

Essential Businesses Defined

Essential Businesses Defined

Essential Businesses Defined

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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.  

Mandatory Quarantine Issued

Essential Businesses Defined

Essential Businesses Defined

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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. 


COVID-19 Unified Command

Essential Businesses Defined

COVID-19 Unified Command

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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.

DECATUR COUNTY CLOSURE INFORMATION

Parsons City Parks Closed

Parsons City Parks Closed

Parsons City Parks Closed

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 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. 

Family Activity Ideas

Parsons City Parks Closed

Parsons City Parks Closed

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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! 




“Social Distancing Easter Egg Hunt” Cancelled

“Social Distancing Easter Egg Hunt” Cancelled

“Social Distancing Easter Egg Hunt” Cancelled

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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!

Daddy-Daughter Dance Postponed

“Social Distancing Easter Egg Hunt” Cancelled

“Social Distancing Easter Egg Hunt” Cancelled

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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.

Covid 19

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SITUATION SUMMARY

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. 

Tennessee's Response

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.

Symptoms

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES

WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU WERE POSSIBLY EXPOSED TO COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

From TN Department of Health

WHAT CAN I DO?

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: 

  • Living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19 
  • Caring for a sick person with COVID-19.
  • Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 10 minutes or longer.
  • Being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.) 

COMMUNICATE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH

  • You may receive a call from public health if you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. They will explain quarantine guidance and answer any questions you have. 
  • If you have any additional questions, contact your local health department. 

QUARANTINE YOURSELF

  • You should stay home for 14 days after your last contact with the person with COVID-19. If your contact is a household member, you may need to stay home for longer. 
  • Do not go to work or school, and avoid public places for 14 days. 
  • If possible, get others such as friends or family, to drop off food or other necessities. 

MONITOR YOUR HEALTH

  •  Watch for fever, cough and shortness of breath during the 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the person with COVID-19. 
  • If you develop these symptoms within 14 days of last contact with a person with COVID-19, you may have COVID-19. 
  • If your symptoms are mild, stay home and monitor your health. If you need medical assessment, call the health clinic or hospital before you arrive and tell the provider that you are a contact to a person who was diagnosed with COVID-19.

PRACTICE HEALTHY HABITS

  • Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. 
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces regularly, including your phone. 

Learn More • Online: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov