Emily Rushing Speaks to Rotary on COVID-19

Emily Rushing, Director of the Henderson County Health Department, speaks to the crowd at the Lexington Rotary Club meeting on September 15, 2020.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

The special guest speaker for the September 15, 2020 Lexington Rotary Club was Emily Rushing, Director of the Henderson County Health Department, who gave an update of the COVID-19 situation in Henderson County. The Health Departments in the metro areas, like Jackson, Memphis, Nashville manage their own health systems and have more leeway in releasing information than rural areas like Henderson County, which are managed by the state. The regional office in Jackson does a lot of the statistical and behind the scenes work.

Data updates every day at 2:00 p.m. in Tennessee, with a total of 174,274 cases in Tennessee, and 1,052 cases in Henderson County as of Monday, September 14, 2020. There were 128 active cases in Henderson County as of Monday at 2:00 p.m., and 18 deaths.

“The state is managing the testing process much better now, and the turnaround time from the lab test is now closer to a day,” she said. In the beginning the turnaround times were…

For complete coverage, see the September 16th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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