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Important Information from Coffee Co. Emergency Management

Coffee County is working with all of its local partners to be progressive in combating the COVID-19 Pandemic. 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.
Both of our local hospitals have the ability to test.
Patients must meet the following guidelines that have been set by the Center for Disease Control and the Tennessee Department of Health before receiving a test:
1. Contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case
2. Travel to a high-risk international or domestic location with evidence of widespread community transmission
3. Pregnant women or immunocompromised persons
4. High-risk occupation (healthcare worker, work with elderly/at-risk populations)
5. Severe pneumonia / acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) of unknown etiology
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 doctor’s office
• Cover your cough and sneeze
• Wash your hands often
• Stay away from others
• 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)
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
• 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.
• Call ahead before going to the ER or any physician’s office

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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