March 18, 2020
During a scheduled teleconference with Hopkins County Emergency Management team members, Andy Endsley stated that there are still NO positive test results from any Coronavirus tests. The number of tests that have been performed is unknow at this point, as all testing is sent to one of the state run labs. Team members were quick to point out, that although we don’t have any positive cases in Hopkins County, everyone should follow the guidelines set out by the CDC on group sizes and social distancing. You can find those at this link. 15 Days to Slow the Spread There was no difinitive answer from the Emergency Management members as to what changes may occur if and when a positive test should result. As is the rest of the state, nation, and the world, the team members are literally working around the clock and must make these decisions hour by hour.
Emergency Management coordinator Andy Endsley noted that many restaurants in Hopkins County are offering delivery and curbside pick up but that it was the choice of the business owners whether or not to close their dining rooms. County Judge Robert Newsom stated that Hopkins County is in constant contact with other cities and state officials to determine if and when a limit on group gathering size should be mandated.