PUBLIC NOTICE
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020

COURTHOUSE & ANNEX HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY – 8:00AM – 4:30PM

TUESDAY – 8:00AM – 4:30PM

WEDNESDAY – 8:00AM – 12:00PM

THURSDAY – 8:00AM – 4:30PM

FRIDAY – 8:00AM – 4:30PM

SATURDAY – CLOSED

SUNDAY – CLOSED

ENTER AT THE WEST END ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE
(HANDICAP ENTRANCE)

PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND WEAR A MASK TO 
ENTER THE COURTHOUSE AND ANNEX

IN AN EFFORT TO LIMIT PERSON-TO-PERSON CONTACT,
YOU MAY CONDUCT YOUR BUSINESS
BY TELEPHONE, IF POSSIBLE

  • ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY: 925-9031

  • CIRCUIT OFFICE: 925-1000

  • CLERK & MASTER: 925-8166

  • COUNTY MAYOR: 925-9078

  • FIRE DEPARTMENT: 925-6178

  • GENERAL SESSIONS: 925-3583

  • SOLID WASTE: 925-9943

  • UT AG EXTENSION: 925-3441

  • YOUTH SERVICE: 925-5840

  • ACCOUNTING OFFICE: 925-1690

  • CLERK AND MASTER: 925-8166

  • COUNTY CLERK: 925-3921

  • ELECTION COMMISSION: 925-3375

  • GENERAL SESS. JUDGE: 925-2228

  • REGISTER OF DEEDS: 925-4936

  • TRUSTEE OFFICE: 925-4936

  • VETERANS SERVICE: 925-4822

PUBLIC NOTICE 7-6-2020 (CLICK HERE)

PUBLIC NOTICE

UPDATED 4/2/2020

 

PRESS RELEASE – EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2020

April 24, 2020

COURTHOUSE & ANNEX WILL REOPEN FOR PUBLIC ACCESS.  

ENTER AT THE WEST END ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE (HANDICAP ENTRANCE)

PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND WEAR A MASK TO ENTER THE COURTHOUSE AND ANNEX.

HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY | 9AM – 4PM
TUESDAY | 9AM – 4PM
WEDNESDAY | 9AM – 12PM
THURSDAY | 9AM – 4PM
FRIDAY | 9AM – 4PM
SATURDAY | CLOSED
SUNDAY | CLOSED

IN AN EFFORT TO LIMIT PERSON-TO-PERSON CONTACT IN THE COURTHOUSE & ANNEX, AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (CORONAVIRUS), YOU MAY CONDUCT YOUR BUSINESS BY TELEPHONE, IF POSSIBLE.

ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY     925-9031
ACCOUNTING OFFICE            925-1690
CIRCUIT OFFICE                     925-1000
CLERK & MASTER                  925-8166
CLERK & MASTER                  925-8166
COUNTY CLERK                      925-3921
COUNTY MAYOR                     925-9078
ELECTION COMMISSION        925-3375
FIRE DEPT                               925-6178
GENERAL SESSION JUDGE    925-2228
GENERAL SESSIONS              925-3583
REGISTER OF DEEDS             925-4936
SOLID WASTE                         925-9943
TRUSTEE OFFICE                   925-8180
UT AG EXTENSION                  925-3441
VETERANS SERVICE              925-4822
YOUTH SERVICE                     925-5840 

YOU MAY CHOOSE TO CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUR CHOICE IN ADVANCE TO MINIMIZE DIRECT CONTACT.

Official Press Release from Hardin County Government
Gov. Lee’s “Tennessee Pledge” Plan Official Release Statement
Guidelines for Businesses | Reopening Tennessee Responsibly

PUBLIC NOTICE

UPDATED 4/2/2020

HARDIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OPENS COVID-19 ASSESSMENT SITE

Savannah, Tenn. –  The Hardin County Health Department has established COVID-19 assessment sites for county residents meeting pre-screening and pre-registration requirements. 

Hardin Couty’s COVID-19 Assessment Sites Are:

Hardin County Health Department
1920 Pickwick St
Savannah, TN 38372
9:00am – 3:00pm Monday-Friday

Hardin  County residents who have concerns they may have symptoms of COVID-19 can contact their local health department for consultation, and for pre-screening and pre-registration procedures for potential assessment. 

Hardin County residents can call 731-925-2557 between 8:00-4:30, Monday – Friday for pre-screening and pre-registration.

Hardin County Health Department staff members will conduct pre-screenings and pre-registrations for individuals with symptoms by phone, then direct those identified for assessment to a site where they will undergo nasal swab collection for testing for COVID-19. Test results may be available within 72 hours, depending on the volume of tests that the testing lab receives.

Hardin County Health Department staff members cannot perform pre-screenings and pre-registrations at assessment sites, and those who are ill should first contact their primary care providers.

Additional information about Tennessee’s assessment sites is available for each county on the Tennessee Department of Health website at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/remote-assessment-sites.html.    

Most people, particularly those with mild or no symptoms, do not need assessment for COVID-19.  

Those in high-risk categories, including contacts of confirmed cases; people in occupations with exposure to large numbers of contacts; health care workers; nursing home residents; severely immunocompromised patients; critically ill patients; pregnant women and people who have COVID-19 symptoms, are prioritized for testing.  

There are many things Hardin County residents can do to reduce the impact of COVID-19:

  • 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 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; and,
  • Practice social/physical distancing from others, be safer at home.

All Tennesseans, especially those in high-risk populations, should take the following actions to reduce the possibility of getting sick with COVID-19: 

  • Keep space (at least 6’) between yourself and others;
  • Limit your time in public to essential needs only, such as grocery trips, medical care, pharmacy needs or emergencies;
  • When you are in public, avoid crowds as much as possible, and keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often;
  • Avoid non-essential travel, especially on airlines and cruise ships; and,
  • Stay home as much as possible to reduce your risk of being exposed.

TDH has additional information available at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated information and guidance available online at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Visit the Tennessee Department of Health online at www.tn.gov/health.

Connect with TDH on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @TNDeptofHealth!

Hardin County Health Department
1920 Pickwick Street
Savannah, TN 38372

CONTACT: (731) 925-2557

Official Release Copy

PUBLIC NOTICE

UPDATED 3/31/2020

Citizens of Hardin County:

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has issued a temporary “Safer at Home” Executive Order urging all citizens to remain at home as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19, also referred to as the novel coronavirus.  This Order advises citizens to only leave home for Essential Activities.  Please thoroughly review our official Press Release from Hardin County Mayor Kevin Davis along with Executive Order 21 and Executive Order 22 by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee below. 

3-31-2020 PRESS RELEASE FROM HARDIN COUNTY MAYOR KEVIN DAVIS
Executive Order 21 Signed by Tennessee Gov Bill Lee
Executive Order 22 Signed by Tennessee Gov Bill Lee

PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE

UPDATED 3/25/2020

TEMA RUMOR MONITORING – COVID-19

RUMOR – Reports of an April 12, 2020 deadline for hospitals to register with FEMA for PA assistance.
TRUTH – FEMA has provided a fact sheet of the FEMA Public Assistance application process for recipients and applicants requesting reimbursement related to federal emergency and major disaster declarations for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

RUMOR – We have heard reports of GoFundMe pages claiming to donate to TEMA or for PPE.
TRUTH – TEMA does not collect donations from GoFundME or any other crowdsourcing site. Businesses wanting to donate PPE can find information here.

RUMOR – We have heard reports of individuals stating that COVID-19 is airborne instead of droplet transmitted. They were under the impression that n95 masks were not suitable.
TRUTH – Tennessee Department of Health is following the guidance from CDC regarding COVID-19 transmission. Based on that is currently known about COVID-19 and what is known about other coronaviruses, spread is thought to occur mostly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets among close contacts.

RUMOR – We continue to hear reports of private industry issuing credentialing cards to their employees to allow them to work during a shutdown.
TRUTH – Although businesses may issue these cards, they do not hold any special privileges. Tennessee does not have a statewide credentialing system. Guidance for essential businesses/industries from CIAS can be found here.

REOCCURRING THEMES

  • Overall, there has been an increase in conspiracy-theory like activity.

  • Individuals continue to share a negative sentiment surrounding access to testing.

  • Continue to see reports of price gouging.

  • Increased number of individuals calling for stricter statewide shutdowns.

  • Continue to hear reports of private sector credentialing employees.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Governor Bill Lee and other state agencies are encouraging individuals to seek COVID-19 information from official sources only.

    Governor’s COVID-19 Website
    Tennessee Department of Health Website

  • FEMA has created a COVID-19 rumor control website that are continuing to share.

  • The WHO has created a COVID-19 mythbusting website.

  • At this time, there are no plans for TEMA to establish a rumor control hotline. Calls regarding COVID-19 can be directed to the TDH hotline at (833) 556-2476 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT.

TEMA RUMOR MONITORING – COVID-19

PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE

UPDATED 3/22/2020

PRESS RELEASE

First and foremost, I want to commend everyone who is doing their part to protect our community during this unprecedented time.  Rest assured, I, along with Hardin County Commissioners and other elected officials, are constantly dedicating our time and attention to this rapidly evolving situation.

In keeping with the actions taken by federal and state officials, I have executed a proclamation declaring COVID-19 an emergency and in so doing, have sought to ensure all protections afforded to Hardin County citizens under the law are enacted. 

While this proclamation is not an order to stay at home, we encourage everyone to follow the recommendations by the CDC and Tennessee Department of Health, including but not limited to, limiting contact or practicing social distancing. 

We will continue to provide updates on our social media pages and to our local media outlets.

Kevin C. Davis
County Mayor
Hardin County, Tennessee

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION 3-22-2020 EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
PRESS RELEASE FROM MAYOR KEVIN DAVIS 3-22-2020

PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE

TOPIC: Coronavirus COVID-19 Confirmed Case

Today we were notified by the Tennessee Department of Health that a resident of Hardin County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Health Dept is working with the patient who will be quarantined.

This is not unexpected. Your local officials have been preparing for and expecting this for weeks. We are coordinating with the TDH and the healthcare community to make sure all Hardin County residents are protected.

The worst thing we can do during trying times like this is panic. It is important to remember that the vast majority of patients the contract this virus have a mild course of illness and recover quickly. If you are ill with respiratory symptoms. It is very important that you call your doctor first. If you are ill with respiratory symptoms, it is very important that you call your doctor first. Do not go to the Emergency Department or any doctor’s office without calling first. We all have to work together to make sure our health care community is not overwhelmed.

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation closely and will adapt our response as appropriate. Over the next several weeks, we might all suffer some inconveniences. You are now seeing things like having to do to the drive-through at banks and restaurants. There might be some other temporary closers of businesses in the community, but this will end, and we will be stronger as a community.

Here are some things you can do to help:

As I mentioned, do not go to the doctor or the emergency room without calling first. Keep your hands clean and continue to practice social distancing. If you are feeling bad, stay at home. Keep an eye on our elders. They need to be staying at home as much as possible, and we need to support them and keep them safe. People over the age of 65 and those with prior illness are at the greatest risk so we need to come together to support them.

Again, I want to emphasize; this was not unexpected. We are prepared and are working closely with the TDH and all agencies of government at all levels to minimize the impact on the residents of Hardin County. That has been and continues to be, our primary concern. We will get through this together – of this I am certain.

Individuals with specific questions may call the Tennessee Department of Health Information line at 877-857-2945 or 731-421-6782.

PRESS RELEASE FROM MAYOR KEVIN DAVIS

UPDATED 3/20/2020

At the present time, all Hardin County Government entities remain open for services. You will find information regarding new hours of operation below. In addition to information found here, you can stay updated with information from the Tennessee Department of Health as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PUBLIC NOTICE 3-13-2020 (CLICK HERE)

AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION
DUE TO COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

COURTHOUSE & ANNEX HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

TUESDAY – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

WEDNESDAY – 9:00AM – 12:00PM

THURSDAY – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

FRIDAY – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

SATURDAY – CLOSED

SUNDAY – CLOSED

IN AN EFFORT TO LIMIT PERSON-TO-PERSON CONTACT,
WE URGE YOU TO CONDUCT YOUR BUSINESS
BY TELEPHONE WHEN POSSIBLE

  • ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY: 925-9031

  • CIRCUIT OFFICE: 925-1000

  • CLERK & MASTER: 925-8166

  • COUNTY MAYOR: 925-9078

  • FIRE DEPARTMENT: 925-6178

  • GENERAL SESSIONS: 925-3583

  • SOLID WASTE: 925-9943

  • UT AG EXTENSION: 925-3441

  • YOUTH SERVICE: 925-5840

  • ACCOUNTING OFFICE: 925-1690

  • COUNTY CLERK: 925-3921

  • ELECTION COMMISSION: 925-3375

  • GENERAL SESS. JUDGE: 925-2228

  • REGISTER OF DEEDS: 925-4936

  • TRUSTEE OFFICE: 925-4936

  • VETERANS SERVICE: 925-4822