Coffee County EMA prepared to respond

Allen Lendley, Coffee County EMA director 

The Coffee County Emergency Management Agency has released some further details concerning testing for COVID-19 in the area.  

Coffee County is working with all of its local partners to be progressive in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the release says. 

"We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and the Tennessee Department of Health. We are sharing information as it becomes available. Please follow trusted sources for news and information."  

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EMA  reiterates that Coffee County Health Department testing will reside at a new location effective July 27. at 2050 Hillsboro Blvd., at the old Southern Family Market.

Testing will be from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m., weekdays. This will alleviate traffic concerns as well as allow normal operations for the two current Health departments.

"The Coffee County Mayor in conjunction with the City of Manchester and Tullahoma have been working closely with Emergency Management, Public Safety, and Health Care providers to ensure the best path to keep our citizens healthy and safe," EMA Director Allen Lendley wrote.    

"As a collective group we are respectfully urging our businesses and citizens to follow the Tennessee Pledge and CDC Recommendations and adhere to the following guidelines." 

Guidelines include 

Wash your hands often with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand rub) for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Stay at home when you are sick

Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue

Clean and disinfect objects (e.g., cell phone, computer) and high-touch surfaces regularly.

We are strongly encouraging the use of masks.

What do I do if I am sick?

Call your primary care physician

Stay at home and follow your PCP or providers direction

Monitor your symptoms

Get rest and stay hydrated

If you have an appointment and you are feeling sick call ahead to your doctors office

Cover your cough and sneeze

Wash your hands often

Stay away from others (Social Distancing)

Avoid sharing personal items

Clean all surfaces often, especially door handles to cars, and homes, steering wheel in your car, and all other surfaces you come in contact with often (even your cell phone).