It’s up to local officials to determine how and when to reopen businesses and other public spaces in Sullivan County and other Tennessee counties that have regional health departments.
How contagious is COVID-19 compared to annual influenza?
“We want to test as many people as we can.” - Sullivan County Regional Health Department Director Gary Mayes
The Sullivan County school system will continue drive-by distribution of meals at five school sites.
Isaiah 117 House founder Ronda Paulson got the surprise of a lifetime when Mike Rowe showed up in Northeast Tennessee to feature the organization on “Returning the Favor.” Since then, people in 30-plus states have contacted her about starting an Isaiah 117 House where they live.
The crash involved a single vehicle and remains under investigation by the SCSO’s Fatal Incident Reconstruction and Support Team.
Beginning Monday, April 6, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., those that are considered high-risk members of the community may call on the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office to pick up essential items they may need.
Jamie Swift, infection prevention director at Ballad Health, said the system saw an increase of 18 cases in just the past 24 hours — its biggest jump in a 24-hour period to date.
Tennessee General Assembly seats that include representation of Sullivan County and are on the primary ballot in August include Senate District 4, House District 1, House District 2 and House District 3.
“We believe this Order is necessary to help protect the public health of all citizens in Sullivan County,” Sullivan County Regional Health Department Director Gary Mayes wrote.
Students are being surveyed on whether they have a device or have one available.
Lewis Vaughn, 79, was found dead in his bedroom on November 20.
Some offices are closed to the public, while others are trying to limit face-to-face interactions with public.
“We need to think in terms of several months,” Sullivan County Regional Health Director GaryMayes said. “It is prudent to plan as though we are going to be in this situation for several months.”
The person who tested positive recently returned from a trip out of the U.S. to a country where the coronavirus is endemic, Sullivan County Regional Health Department officials said Tuesday afternoon.