MARCH 19 COVID-19 NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2020
City of McMinnville Steps Up Measures to Reduce Exposure to COVID-19

Following adoption of the COVID-19 Action Plan (Currently in Tier II as identified in the plan) at last night’s Special Called meeting by the McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and starting today, Thursday March 19th, the City of McMinnville is closing all public walk-in services and lobbies. This includes access to 202 Bell St., 1266 Belmont St., all Parks & Recreation facilities, Fire Halls, and the Police Department.

  • To pay a water bill, taxes, or to obtain a business license please call 931-473-1200, pay online at https://new.nexbillpay.net/mcminnville. Drop boxes are also available at 101 E Main St and 202 Bell St. If you only have cash and require change, we will credit that change to your account.
  • To pay tickets please call the Police Department at 931-473-3808. A drop box is also available at the Police Department. Records requests can be emailed to dyoung@mcminnvillepd.com. Municipal Court information and requests can be directed to tharris@mcminnvillepd.com.
  • The Community Development Department will be open by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 931-473-1204. Information can be submitted in various alternative ways, and fees can be paid by drop box, over the phone or online. We will continue to issue building permits and perform inspections.
  • To contact the Fire Department, call 931-473-6739 or 931-474-6704.
Following similar precautions being taken across the state, and the nation, these precautionary measures are being taken in order to limit potential exposure to COVID-19. All emergency services and garbage collection services will continue to operate fully and as regularly scheduled. City staff and most services will continue to be available by phone and many services are available online.


“I am encouraging the greater McMinnville and Warren County community to work together during this time. It is imperative that we understand the impact of this pandemic on our community, and we know that collective action on preventative hygiene and minimizing social gatherings will significantly reduce the long-term impacts on McMinnville. These short- term measures will build upon our resiliency and strength. We have one goal in mind – to mitigate the possible spread of the disease and avoid a longer-term risk to our community. The health and safety of our residents, visitors, and staff is of the highest importance at this time.” said City Administrator Nolan Ming. The City continues to monitor updates from the CDC and state health officials and will adjust our response plans and operations based upon their advice.

The CDC and State of Tennessee health officials recommend social distancing, which is a term for taking precautions to reduce your contact with other individuals. The City is further supporting these recommendations by canceling all non-essential meetings, trainings or conferences, sporting events, and any other activities where there are large gatherings.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Tennessee, please visit: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

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