Dollar General offers discount to first responders, medical personnel
Overton County EMS dedicated to serving the citizens of Overton County in their time of need. Station 1 located in Livingston,Tn & Station 2 located in Hanging Limb,Tn.
Dollar General offers discount to first responders, medical personnel
Livingston Regional Hospital
For the safety of our patients we will be restricting visitors. Thank you for your understanding
Overton County Health Department will be testing for COVID-19
Beginning today Overton County Health Department will be testing those that have symptoms for COVID-19, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
I know some of these are correct but not sure about all of them. Good job to the companies doing this
Overton County Schools will now be closed through April 24th.
Tennessee Department of Health
The COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 667 as of March 24, 2020, including two deaths. Improvements in our tracking process has changed figures for some counties so their numbers may be different than those in yesterday’s report. For more information, go to: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. Questions? Call (833) 556-2476. [**Laboratory reports of positive cases are reported to metro and local health departments as soon as results are available. State numbers are updated at 2 p.m. CDT daily, and there may be a lag in the reporting of cumulative numbers at the state level.] #COVID19
Just in case anyone has someone at Vanderbilt or knows somebody that does. They have changed the visitation policy
URGENT EMS MESSAGE - VUMC RESTRICTS VISITORS - PLEASE READ AND ADJUST VISITORS ON YOUR TRANSPORTS AS NEEDED
UPDATED RESTRICTED VISITOR POLICY -- EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020
To protect our patients, staff, and community, we have implemented further restrictions on visitation in our hospitals, emergency departments and outpatient clinics.
Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. Be assured that our patients are getting exceptional care from our outstanding physicians, nurses, and staff in a way that protects their safety and that of others.
Please note that instructions may differ slightly among our hospitals. See below for details for Vanderbilt University Hospital, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.
Vanderbilt University Hospital
Beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, visitors will no longer be allowed in the hospital beginning tonight (Wednesday, March 18) at 8:00 p.m. This includes the Emergency Department as well as inpatient areas.
Visitors who are already staying with patients will need to leave by noon Thursday, March 19.
There are a few exceptions to this policy:
Women giving birth can have 1 birthing partner, care partner, or doula.
Patients coming for outpatient surgery or testing can have 1 caregiver.
All visitors must be screened for symptoms of illness.
To help with these new rules, the main front entrance to the hospital will be open only from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (The Emergency Department entrance to the hospital will remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.)
We ask that family members and caregivers not call the unit for updates unless it is an emergency. Instead, we will ask each patient to pick a single person for the care team to communicate with. That person will be given a designated time at which we will contact them with updates.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital
The health and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, and staff are important to us at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) only one (1) person (parent, legal guardian, or persons involved in the care of the patient) will be allowed in the hospital. This person must be 16 years of age or older.
All family members must use the 2nd Floor Sky Bridge entrance (Blue Door) and will be screened before going to your child’s room. Anyone who screens positive will not be allowed in the hospital.
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
For the continued protection of our patients, staff, and community, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital is moving to a no-visitation policy.
Beginning March 18th at 8 pm we will stop allowing visitors to our inpatient areas and Emergency Room.
Beginning at 7 am on Thursday, March 19th we will ask all visitors who are currently staying with patients to leave.
Exceptions to this policy are as follows:
OB patients will be allowed to have 1 birthing or care partner or doula
Patients coming for outpatient surgery or outpatient testing will be allowed to have 1 caregiver accompanying them
These family members or visitors will be screened for symptoms of illness
To facilitate this process, access to the hospital will be further restricted to the following entrances:
The hospital entrance through the emergency department will be open 24/7
The entrance at the front of the building will be open from 7 am – 5 pm
The front entrance of the ambulatory surgery center will be used for those patients and their families/visitors
Communicating with patients in the hospital and receiving updates:
Please consider alternative communication methods as available and appropriate such as phone, FaceTime, texting, or other electronic methods
Patients will be asked to identify 1 point of contact for the care team to communicate with and calls will be handled in the following manner:
Each patient will be assigned a designated time in which the nurse will call the identified point of contact to communicate patient updates.
We ask that family members and caregivers refrain from calling the unit for information unless there is an emergency.
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health
No visitors with patients admitted to the hospital, with these exceptions:
1 parent or caregiver with a child
1 caregiver with patients having ECT.
No visitors for patients who are suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19.
All Vanderbilt Clinics (Adult and Pediatric)
1 person accompanying the patient, whether adult or child
Overton/Pickett County E-911 is a partner with Hyper-Reach Emergency Mass Notification to allow 911 to quickly send mass messages to residents of Overton/Pickett County in case of emergencies.
These alerts range from weather alerts to simple road closures. All land line phones in Overton/Pickett County are automatically signed up to receive these alerts. Individuals with cell phone who wish to receive alerts may register by going to,
Don’t forget to set your clocks up
Saw this on a radio station page.... UPDATE: If you need info about a loved one or family member who lives in the Cookeville area affected by the tornado call (931) 646-4636.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
The following CRMC centers and services will be closed today due to the emergency response necessary for tornado victims:
The Cancer Center
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
Outpatient Imaging Center
Cardiac Imaging Center
All elective surgeries and procedures have been canceled.
Keep all the families across the state affected by last night’s tornado in your thoughts and prayers as well as our crews we have in Putnam County assisting other agencies.
I suspect it is hard to love a First Responder. We get up early and don't have time to drink coffee over the newspaper. We come home late and are too tired to cook. We work extra because we know there are families who need us. We don't get too excited over a minor crisis because we deal with issues all day. We have seen far worse. We don't want to talk when we come home. We have talked all day. We don't want to move when we come home. We have moved all day. It may seem, that we have left all our caring, our heart, and our love at work, then come home feeling empty. But we don't tell you that many times at work we are scared. Scared we are missing something. Scared we are failing our loved ones and friends. Scared we will lose ourselves because everyday we have seen the worst side of mankind so no one else will have to. Scared we will let our victims and their families down. Scared to go into homes of unknown people and scared of what we might find. We have to deal with angry families and all the while do our best to help them. We don't tell you how the trauma we see affects us, and how stressed we are for the pain our families are going through.
I would like to thank those of you out there who love us, support us, encourage us and let us do this work, this calling, this life:
"These things we do, So that Others May Live!"
POLICE, FIRE, EMS, RESCUE & 911 STRONG.
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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Sgt. Dial.
Funeral Services for Sgt. Frank McCoy Dial, age 60, of Rickman will be conducted 2 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2020 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.
Bill would give retired first responders over 50 access to Medicare
The proposed legislation would ensure retired first responders between the ages of 50 and 65 would be eligible for Medicare
Senator Ken Yager
A quick message for 7 of the finest counties in East Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland.
Overton County Schools will be closed today February 27th
We have some dates! Airport is the Fly in at Livingston Municipal Airport. WG is Willow Grove Resort and EMS is Overton County Emergency Medical Services for the firework show. Bring on the sunshine!
Overton County Schools will be closing at 11 today
Tennessee Ambulance Service Association
Governor Bill Lee recognizing TN EMS!
🛑ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE🛑
As of last night, W. 6th St AND W. 7th St are CLOSED due to pumping efforts.
Roads will remain closed for a majority of this week in efforts to keep Dillon Pond levels down due to already flooded conditions and heavy rain expected throughout today and through Thursday.
Overton County News
Pat Oliver, Overton County News interviews Chris Masiongale, Overton County E-911 Director on flood in Overton County.
Coverage brought to you by your local Nationwide Insurance, located at 111 East Court Square in Livingston. Call them at 931.823.0074 for a quote on your insurance today.
Overton County Executive has issued a State Of Emergency in Overton County due to the Weather Forecast over the next few days. As Flood waters may rise we ask that you stay alert and if water is across the roadways, Please Turn Around Don't Drown!!!
Overton County Schools will be closed tomorrow (Friday Feb 7th) due to flooding
If you don’t have to be out tonight...STAY PUT. Several roads are flooded in different parts of the county. Stay safe
Overton County Schools will be closed tomorrow February 6th due to flooding.
Thanks to 1806 for the food yesterday. We appreciate it.
Overton County Schools will be closed Thursday (1/30/2020), Friday (1/31/2020), and Monday (2/03/2020) due to illness.
Glad to have the Youth Leadership group come by today.
There will be no school in Overton County on Thursday or Friday, January 16th or 17th due to illness.
Also no school on Monday, January 20th for MLK day.
Happy National Law Enforcement Day to all in Law Enforcement. Thanks for always having our backs. #wegotyourstoo
Wishing a Merry Christmas to everyone out there. Enjoy the time spent with your friends and family and remember the true meaning of today.
All issues with 839 ex-change in reaching 911 have been corrected and are working properly. Thank you for your cooperation, and thanks to Frontier, and Twin Lakes for their continued support and expertise in identifying, and ultimately correcting the failure.
Thank you to Overton Co Health and Rehab staff and residents for the cookies. We appreciate your thoughtfulness!!
Any frontier customers out there
If you are a Frontier customer within Overton County and need emergency services and are unable to get through by dialing 911 please call 931-823-1133 or 931-823-6401. Frontier communications have an ongoing issue with their 911 circuit. This is a Frontier issue, not an Overton/Pickett E-911 issue. Trouble tickets have been opened with the state of TN and Frontier. OPECD has requested from Verizon a mobile cellular platform be placed in the area to improve the capabilities of cellular service during this time. If and when Verizon accepts and deploys we will update this thread.
We encourage you to test call 911 from your Land Line if the phone rings multiple times and there is no answer or the line drops please report this to us or call Frontier and report the outage. Call telephone repair at 800-921-8104 and provide your pin number from your Frontier telephone bill to get a tech dispatch and a ticket number.
We hope everyone, especially the kids, enjoyed the Christmas Parade today. Want to thank all who helped get our float together. A very special THANK YOU to Stone Wright who took time out of his break from serving our country to be our soldier.
Schools will be 2 hours late tomorrow the 11 th
Overton County Schools will be closing today at noon.
Thanks to Livingston Regional Hospital for the dinner today. We greatly appreciate all you do to help us and the citizens of our county. David Cox. Please tell everyone we appreciate it.
Good home cooked meal today. Thank you Anna Ruth Barlow Morgan we all enjoyed it.
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