People who have concerns about their health should first call their regular health care providers. For Rutherford County residents who have questions, please call the Rutherford County Health Department Monday –Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 615-898-7880. Also, the state hotline number is available daily seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. at 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945.
Screening vs. Testing
In order to be tested for COVID-19, you MUST be screened first. So what’s the difference? See the graphic here!
If you are symptomatic and would like to be screened, please call the Rutherford County Health Department at 615-898-7880.
Proper Hand Washing
Washing your hands regularly is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of ALL viruses (including COVID-19). Follow these simple handwashing instructions to better protect yourself and those around you:
What is social distancing?
Social distancing: what is it and why does it matter? COVID-19 is thought to mainly spread from person to person through close contact and respiratory droplets. A great way to avoid being exposed to the virus is to put distance between yourself and others. Practice social distancing to protect yourself and those around you, especially those at a higher risk of getting very sick. Let’s fight this together!
Do your part today!Some examples of how to practice social distancing: stay at home when possible, avoid large crowds and turn face-to-face meetings into phone calls or emails.
- Right now we know there is no antiviral treatment for COVID-19*. For mild symptoms it is recommended to self-isolate unless you are experiencing a medical emergency.
*See fact sheet from CDC for more information:
- As of today, symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath and/or sore throat. [ ]
- To stay up to date with the latest information from the CDC, visit .