Rutherford County COVID-19 Responses

Testing and Vaccinations in Rutherford County

 

Find a Vaccine Location Near You

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12 and Up • 5/13/21

Rutherford County Health Department Offering Walk-In Option for COVID-19 Vaccinations at State Farm Operations Center

Testing (starting 8/9/21)
Drive-up testing is available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To schedule an appointment, call 615-898-7880. Additionally, self-test kits (ages 18+) can be picked up Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vaccinations
COVID-19 vaccinations efforts take place in the rear conference room at the Rutherford County Health Department Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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


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.

More than 325,000 homeowners nationwide with FHA-insured single-family mortgages are at least two payments behind (60+ days delinquent) which includes 6744 Tennessee homeowners that are 90+ days delinquent and have not requested a forbearance and are at risk of losing their homes.

The COVID-19 forbearance – a reduction or pause in their mortgage payment – must be requested by the borrower. Communities of color are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and are also likely to be a large share of homeowners who are behind on their FHA-insured mortgage payments.

HUD’s goal is to have as many struggling homeowners as possible request a mortgage payment forbearance from their servicer, but time is of the essence.

Message for the Borrowers:

• If you are struggling to make your mortgage payment on your FHA-insured mortgage because of COVID-19, help is available.
• However, you must act now. Here are the steps you should take today:
• Contact your mortgage servicer and request a COVID-19 forbearance. A forbearance is a reduction or pause in your mortgage payment.
• Your mortgage servicer is the entity to which you make your mortgage payments. Your mortgage servicer is the only entity that can provide you with a mortgage payment forbearance.
• When working with your servicer, you should:
• State that you are having a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
• Request a COVID-19 Forbearance for your mortgage payments.
• Ask your servicer to confirm the details of your agreement in writing.
• Also evaluate your options.
• Including forbearance, loan modification, and other available payment options.
• For more information, visit HUD online at www.hud.gov/coronavirus

FHA Community Borrower Flyer - English/Spanish

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.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance PDF

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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