Despite a mask mandate being in place with full support from both mayors, it is largely being ignored throughout the city. Law enforcement officers are responding to calls without masks, local politicians and business owners are mingling for hours unmasked and not socially distanced at various events drawing hundreds of the city’s elite.
Clarksville / Montgomery County School System employees can bring their children to work with them as they return to work to prepare for the upcoming school year – if they promise to not sue the district if they catch #COVID19 while there.
On July 17th, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett issued Emergency Order #11, making face coverings in public mandatory for all residents and visitors to control the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. July 20th.
As of July 3rd, Montgomery County has 534 COVID-19 cases. 198 have recovered and our county has experienced 7 deaths from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. 329 cases are currently active and 34 individuals are hospitalized. Montgomery County broke 100 cases since last Friday, June 26th.
The Clarksville Gearhead Car Club & Vet Speed Racing defied city, county, and state ‘stay-at-home’ orders Saturday and held a mass gathering, branded as a ‘Corona Cruise’. Videos & photos show approximately 60 people attended the event, which did not practice social distancing or other precautions amid the COVID19 pandemic.
BREAKING: The direct ‘shelter at home’ orders are part of a new round of coordinated local actions to be taken Tuesday to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The orders are planned to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for Clarksville and Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Tennessee Mayor Jim Durrett recently told his constituents that COVID-19 was just a strain of the flu, suggesting the “-19” designation meant this was our 19th time experiencing this, and overall downplaying the impact of the virus, noting that most deaths were in nursing homes. Montgomery County has 6 confirmed Cases of Coronavirus, as of Tuesday.
In a social media post about COVID-19 on Sunday, Stewart County Mayor Robin Brandon tells the constituents of his small county they “must come together to fight this biological weapon launched against us from the most evil parts of the communist government”, calling it the “Chinese Coronavirus”.
The Electic Cowboy of Clarksville, branded as “Clarksville’s largest party” on their social media, is defying all social isolation guidance amid the Coronavirus outbreak and inviting bar patrons & party-goers to “bring 5 friends to get in free”, and remained open Friday night among a crowd of patrons that were barely observing six inches of social distancing, much less than the six-feet official guidance.
Tennova Healthcare today confirmed the first positive test result for COVID19 / Coronavirus in Montgomery County, Tennessee. A remote testing site has been established in Clarksville at Vanderbilt Primary Care at 800 Weatherly Dr. Suite 201B.