TN Dept. Of Health Confirms 2nd Case Of COVID-19 In Robertson County, Springfield Enacts State Of Emergency
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed that Robertson County now has two confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The new statewide total is 154. See chart below.
Smokey has received many messages asking when the names of the cities the individual cases are from will be published. This information is not likely to be released. According to the Emergency Management Agency, HIPAA laws prevent the release of that information.
SPRINGFIELD ENACTS STATE OF EMERGENCY
Mayor Ann Schneider, unanimously backed by the City of Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen, declared a state of emergency at a special called meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020, to facilitate an effective local response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. To watch a recording of the meeting CLICK HERE.
The resolution authorizes the City Manager to activate the city’s emergency management plan and procedures and to reasonably promulgate, waive, or suspend rules, regulations, and ordinances regarding the provision of city services and the directing of city affairs as necessary. It will continue for seven days and can be extended as necessary by the mayor.
“The Mayor’s declaration will allow us to suspend regulations such as waiving fees and service disconnects along with other measures to address this pandemic and to protect our citizens,” said Gina Holt, City Manager.
In response to the declaration, all City of Springfield offices and facilities are closed to the public. However, staff remains available by phone or email. Citizens can access a complete A-Z directory of services and how they can be obtained during this period of time on the city’s website.
All utility payment channels, except for over-the-counter transactions are open, including the drive-through window and dropbox. As a reminder, citizens can pay utility bills online at the city’s website HERE or over the phone by calling 877-768-5046. Credit card fees, late fees, and disconnects have been suspended until further notice.
Utilities and infrastructure will continue to be maintained, which includes the treatment and distribution of clean, safe drinking water, the collection of solid waste and recycling, and response to necessary service orders requests, like pothole repair, and more. To complete a request CLICK HERE.
As previously announced, all Springfield Parks & Recreation activities and programs have been suspended. Parks and the Greenway remain open to the public.
Please continue to visit the city’s website (http://www.springfield-tn.org) for the most up-to-date information and to view an A to Z Service Directory.