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Rutherford County COVID-19 Responses


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Testing and Vaccinations in Rutherford County

Find a Vaccine Location Near You






Vaccine Appointment Sign Up for 1a1, 1a2, 1b, and 65 yrs and older ONLY in Rutherford County Additional vaccination dates may be added on short notice. Please check back frequently for added dates. You must be in the current phase to register for an appointment. No EXCEPTIONS. The registrations are monitored for phase accuracy.

Vaccine Hotline

Please be advised that the number for the Rutherford County COVID-19 Vaccine Limited Operations Call Center has changed. The purpose of the call center is to assist county residents with signing up for the state’s priority waiting list, following up with persons on the waiting list for first dose administration, and scheduling second dose appointments. The call center can be reached at 615-898-7997. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

For more information, visit the Rutherford County Health Department website.




County Department Responses

Below are helpful ways to avoid visiting the office and helping yourself process various applications.

- Apply for business licenses online at: www.tncountyclerk.com
- Renew business licenses online at: www.tn.gov/revenue (click on tntap)
- Notary Applications can be downloaded at: www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/countyclerk - mail the application and check for $14.00 to address on the County Clerk’s page
- Marriage licenses will be processed by appointment only. Only after the couple has completed the online application at tncountyclerk.com, the couple will be allowed to enter the office for the license process at the time of the appointment. Keep in mind a marriage license is valid for 30 days. Please consider delaying the application process until closer to the wedding date
- Call for Passport processing appointment

You can always contact us by telephone or chat during office hours, Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Following an order from the Supreme Court, there will be no court for the month of January, 2021, except for jail cases. Offices will be open, however, for phone calls, emails, or faxes. Please the court's website to find forms you can fill out online as well.

UPDATE: The order has been extended until March 31, 2021.

Clients can contact the office directly to inquire about modifications to operations or for further instruction.

PAWS reopens with normal business hours:
Pet adoptions, owner reclaims & other front desk resources: Monday-Friday 12-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Current pets up for adoption: www.bit.ly/petsatpaws; Stray pets: www.bit.ly/straysatpaws
Rabies & Microchipping Monday-Thursday 12-4 p.m., Friday 12-2 p.m.
Pet Resource Desk/Surrender: By appointment.


How to Help

Find ways you can help those around you during the COVID-19 crisis.
As additional opportunities are made available, they will be added to the list.


Find ways to get help

  • Rutherford County Schools is currently providing breakfast and lunch to any child 18 and under at no charge while the district is shutdown for COVID-19. Additionally, adults will also be served for $2 at breakfast and $3.80 for lunch. Exact change is needed for payment.
    Learn More.   •   View Map of Locations.

  • Murfreesboro City Schools – CHOW Bus
    Learn More.

  • PAWS of Rutherford County has pet food available for those in need.
    Learn More.

Information for Businesses
Reopening Tennessee Responsibly (TN Pledge)
Economic Impact Payment
Learn about Employer Tax Credits

Unemployment
You can learn if you are eligible for, and how to apply, for unemployment benefits at the TN.GOV Labor & Workforce Development website

After applying, Updates are available 72 hours post filing an Unemployment Insurance claim. Once a claim is filed for Unemployment Insurance, the agency, claimant, and former employer have responsibilities that assist with its progression. While it may take up to 4 weeks for a decision to be finalized, claimant's have the ability to track their claim and review status information at their convenience. You can track your UI Claim here.

Taxes
The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes were extended to July 15, 2020.
Learn more about Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments from the IRS

Information on Student Loans
From StudentAid.Gov:
"On March 27, 2020, the president signed the CARES Act into law, which, among other things, provides broad relief for federal student loan borrowers." Learn More.

Anxious about Coronavirus? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.
Learn More about this resource. Here, you can also donate, or train to be a crisis counselor to help others.


The Mid-Cumberland Regional Director for TSPN is offering virtual QPRs on Suicide Prevention.
QPR, standing for Question, Persuade and Refer, is a fact-based training on suicide prevention. During this course, they will discuss the statistics of suicide in our state, debunk myths, and learn best practices for discussing suicide with someone in your personal lives or in your professional ones. There is no background in suicide prevention required; this training is beneficial to everyone regardless of profession and past experience. There will be multiple opportunities to join virtual QPRs, but this one is open to ALL COUNTIES in the region. Sign up here through Eventbrite


MTSU offers free online mental health resources during COVID-19.

MTSU’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, housed in the Miller Education Center, and MTSU Counseling Services, inside the Keathley University Center, are both offering remote mental health resources while ongoing university precautions and the state’s stay-at-home order prohibits on-campus services.
A not-for-profit student training facility affiliated with the Professional Counseling Program in the College of Education, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services is offering online access to short video sessions on mindfulness, guided imagery and deep breathing, which can be accessed here.

Facts about FEMA’s Public Assistance program for applicable nonprofit organizations.

NOTE:
PNP must show a ruling letter from the IRS granting tax exemption under 501(c), (d), or (e) of IR Code of 1954;
or
Documentation from the state substantiating that the non-revenue producing organization or entity is a nonprofit entity organized or doing business under state law.

In accordance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has allocated funds to Rutherford County to help residents prevent eviction by assisting them with past due rent and/or utilities incurred due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rutherford County COVID-19 Rent Relief Program will be used to support renters who are or have been struggling to pay rent, utilities or other home energy costs due to loss of wages/income as a result of the pandemic. Funding will be available for payment of delinquent (past due) expenses. Future rent payments may also be eligible for qualifying households. Learn More Here.

During the stay at home orders it is critical for our community to pay attention to the children and youth in your neighborhood and watch for the signs and symptoms of child abuse.

Emergency and Life-Threatening Situation: Call 9-1-1
Call the Child Abuse Hotline to report child abuse or neglect in the State of Tennessee: 877-237-0004
Reports also can be made online on the Tennessee Department of Childrens’ Services secure site.
Reports may also be made to the law enforcement agency where you live:
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
940 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-898-7770

Murfreesboro Police Department
1004 N. Highland Ave.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-893-1311

Smyrna Police Department
400 Enon Springs Road
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-459-6644

La Vergne Police Department
5093 Murfreesboro Road
La Vergne, TN 37086
615-793-7744

Eagleville Police Department
108 S. Main St.
Eagleville, TN 37060
615-898-7770

Tennessee's community services help line is one of the easiest ways to get help. Dial 2-1-1 and you'll get a real person who is trained to help.
Available services through TN 2-1-1 can be found here.

Emergency Phone Number: 9-1-1
Non-emergency: To report a domestic violence case, call the law enforcement agency where you live:

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
940 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-898-7770

Murfreesboro Police Department
1004 N. Highland Ave.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-893-1311

Smyrna Police Department
400 Enon Springs Road
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-459-6644

La Vergne Police Department
5093 Murfreesboro Road
La Vergne, TN 37086
615-793-7744

Eagleville Police Department
108 S. Main St.
Eagleville, TN 37060
615-898-7770

For information on Domestic Violence help:
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center
1423 Kensington Square Court
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Office Tel (615) 896-7377
Office Fax (615) 896-1628

Domestic Violence Crisis (615) 896-2012
Sexual Assault Crisis (615) 494-9262

Tennessee's community services help line is one of the easiest ways to get help. Dial 2-1-1 and you'll get a real person who is trained to help.
Available services through TN 2-1-1 can be found here.

You can call 211 or visit the Crisis Connections website if you need help accessing food, social services, or other emergency assistance.


Ask Non-Medical COVID-19 Questions

Notice: We are providing this form as a resource for COVID-19 related information that do not include medical related questions. For medical related questions, contact your local healthcare provider or the Rutherford County Health Department. The Health Department has two numbers, 615-898-7880 or 615-849-0347, available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

If you have additional non-medical questions about Coronavirus/COVID-19 preparedness planning, please email us with this form and we will respond as quickly as possible.













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