Increased COVID-19 Numbers Bring Changes in Community

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Canon County has recorded 535 total cases of COVID-19 during the pandemic. This has resulted in two deaths and 12 hospitalizations, 445 cases are listed as inactive or recovered, currently 88 active cases in Cannon County 18 new cases on the Tuesday count and 23 new cases were reported Monday. Over the last seven days Cannon County has averaged 51 tests per day and over the past seven days the average positive rate was 20.4%.

Today our news reports changes in our community due to the increased numbers.

Today is Veterans Day and is a national and state holiday.  The Cannon County Courthouse was scheduled to be closed for the holiday.  However, the current plan indicates that the Courthouse may not re-open until Monday, November 16th (if then). 

Due to the recent outbreak on COVID-19 cases in Cannon County, safety concerns of our aged veterans, and concern for those attending, the Woodbury American Legion Post 279 is postponing our Veterans Activities on November 14th and hoping to re-schedule until March 29, 2021.  Decision was made after looking at the high number of new classes, Veterans calling in about their feeling about coming at this time, and expected level of participation.

The local American Legion Post wishes to thank all who were planning on coming and supporting the event, but the safety over rides the spirit of the program.

The Water Department for the Town of Woodbury will only be operating with their drive-thru window until further notice.

WBRY hopes you will follow the CDC guidelines and help reduce the number of cases in our area.