Info and Resources:
COVID-19 Public Information number: 877-857-2945 or 833-556-2476
Available 10am-8pm, Monday-Friday, and 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF physically and mentally right now. Take time to practice self-care like taking walks, playing with a pet, or listening to your favorite music. It is a hard time for many people. There is no shame in asking for help. Listed below are some options for getting mental health help:
Rutherford County Guidance Center
Tennessee Statewide Crisis Hotline: Call 1-855-274-7471 OR text “TN” to 741-741
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
WEAR A MASK when in public areas - it reduces the rate of transmission by 75%. Shopping is ok as long as you don't stop and talk to friends and neighbors. Ask to chat later outside of the store. Beginning the first week of May, residents in all 95 counties can head to their local county health departments to pick up a free mask.
DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE. If you must touch your face, be sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water prior to doing so. Practice frequent hand washing even at home.
WASH YOUR HANDS with soap for at least 20 seconds. Keep some Hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol in your car and remember to clean your phone regularly. The CDC does not recommend wearing gloves outside the home for activities like shopping.
SYMPTOMS: If you develop COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, CALL AHEAD to a doctor or healthcare provider, mention your symptoms, and they will guide you. If you have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, bluish lips or face, or potentially other life-threatening problems, go to the emergency room or call 911. It can take up to 14 days to develop symptoms to the virus and the average is 5 days. Often people do not develop symptoms at all and are asymptomatic carriers.
SEEK TESTING IF YOU ARE: (1) exhibiting symptoms, (2) you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus, or (3) you have traveled recently to one of the high-risk countries.
The Rutherford County Health Department is now offering free testing without restrictions. Monday-Friday 9am-3pm at the RCHD,100 West Burton St in Murfreesboro. Please call ahead 615-898-7880 or 615-849-0347.
One Stop Family Clinic at 2994 S. Church Street. Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm. Call ahead: (615) 900-4045.
Barfield Clinic- 2910 South Church Street, Suite B in Murfreesboro. Saturday 8am-2pm. Call ahead: (615) 895-3600.