Robertson County Mayor Declares State Emergency

Robertson County Mayor Declares State Emergency

Robertson County Mayor Declares State Emergency

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – In a release from the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, Robertson County Mayor Billy Vogle has declared a State of Local Emergency for Robertson County, Tennessee in compliance to TCA 58-8-104. The emergency declaration allows local officials to suspend policies, request mutual-aid assistance, employ workers and distribute public funds.

Government buildings will have limited public access from March 18, 2020, to April 1, 2020. Offices still open will remain staffed and conduct only essential business.

The Robertson County court system will be open for business by email and telephone only. The offices and phone numbers are listed below.

• Circuit Court Clerk: 615-384-7864
• Chancery Court: 615-384-5650
• Trustee: 615-384-4238
• Assessor: 615-384-4311
• Court Clerk: 615-384-5895
• General Sessions: 615-382-2324
• Juvenile Court: 615-384-8815
• Register of Deeds: 615-384-3772

Robertson County Detention Facility inmate visitation will continue to operate due to its non-contact video visitation system. Individuals who need information from the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office are recommended to call 615-384-7971 or email [email protected].

The public library is closed, however, curbside services will be available for holds placed online.

The Veteran’s service is closed to home visits and can be contacted by telephone, 615-358-1304.

If you are able to conduct your government business online or by telephone, please do so.

Robertson County Schools – Food Service Program

Robertson County Schools will be providing meals for all children of Robertson County beginning next Monday, March 23, 2020. For details click here or go to

Citizens are encouraged to use take-out or delivery services instead of eating inside a restaurant. Also, refrain from taking drastic measures when it comes to purchasing food and household items.

Continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC

1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.

2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.

3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Do not send them to school or daycare. Contact your medical provider.

4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.

5. If you are an older adult, stay home and away from other people.

6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.

7. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus:
• Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible
• If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
• Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
• Avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts – use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.
• Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
• Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.

8. Practice good hygiene.
• Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
• Avoid touching your face and sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
• Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

To limit the migration of rumors regarding COVID-19 in Robertson County, officials are suggesting that citizens rely on state and federal officials as their primary data source.

The next 14 days are critical and citizens must do what they can to flatten the curve, such as staying home if you can and not shaking hands.

The Coronavirus, COVID-19, was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019 and has spread to the United States. The first US case was identified on January 21, 2020. As of 2 p.m. on March 18, there are 98 confirmed cases in Tennessee. For more information, visit


PUBLIC NOTICE (Springfield, TN) 


The City of Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a special called meeting at 2 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Springfield City Hall, 405 North Main Street, Springfield, TN. Items to be considered include:

– Discussion and potential action on a resolution declaring a state of
emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.


For local, City and County announcements, area business closures, cancellations, event postponements, library announcements and more – click here.

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