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Vaccination Update & Lewisburg Named in Forbes

COVID-19 testing will now be done by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Marshall County Health Department. Those needing to schedule a COVID-19 test must call the health department at 931-359-1551 to schedule an appointment for Tuesday or Thursday morning. The self-test kits will also be available upon request.

(Lewisburg), Tenn. – The Marshall County Health Department is now booking appointments for individuals in Phase 1a1, 1a2 of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Residents of Marshall County can find out if they’re eligible for Phase 1a1, 1a2 and those age 75 and up of the vaccination plan by visiting https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/county-vaccine-information/.   

Those in Phase 1a1, 1a2 and those age 75 and over who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccination may register online at https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/vaccine-phases/ for an appointment. Click Marshall County on the map and then click “Make an Appointment” to register. Users will be asked to enter their name and contact information to be notified of their appointment date, time and location.  Residents of Marshall County who don’t have access to the internet who are in Phase 1a1, 1a2 or are age 75 or older and wish to register for a COVID-19 vaccination may call 931-490-8312 for assistance with registration.         

The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use require two doses for the best protection against the virus. People who receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Marshall County Health Department will be contacted to make an appointment to receive their second dose of vaccine.  The COVID-19 vaccine supply is still limited, and availability will vary by county. The Marshall County Health Department will announce additional opportunities for residents to receive vaccinations as vaccine supplies become available and as the county moves to new phases of the vaccination plan. Learn what phase Marshall County is in by visiting  https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/vaccine-phases/.   

TDH reminds all Tennesseans that in addition to vaccination, wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance and getting tested when exposed or sick are critical to controlling the pandemic.   The Tennessee Department of Health updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Dec. 30. COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19. Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is available online at www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf. Find answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination at www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccine_FAQ.pdf.   

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Tennessee to Begin COVID-19 Vaccination of
Adults Age 65 and Older, Teachers
Launch of Online Scheduling Improves Ease of Use
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee will begin registering Tennesseans aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan COVID-19 for vaccinations on Feb. 22. Phase 1b includes staff members of kindergarten through 12th grade schools and child care facilities.
“Tennessee has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far, and we’ve made substantial progress in protecting our senior citizens who are over age 70 through vaccination,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “While we remain focused on our seniors, who are the highest-risk population, we’re able to expand vaccine eligibility to these additional groups as our supply continues to grow each week.”
Online Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccination
TDH has launched a new online scheduling tool that allows users to book their appointment for COVID-19 vaccination at participating health department sites when they are eligible to do so. Tennesseans can access the system at covid19.tn.gov and select their county to schedule an appointment. Users will enter their demographic information and will then be able to choose a date and time for their vaccination appointment. Tennesseans who have already registered for a COVID-19 vaccination do not need to re-enter their information in the new system.
Updates to Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
TDH has updated the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan by adding pregnant women to Phase 1c. Although pregnant women were not included in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, they are at increased risk for hospitalization and death due to COVID-19. Pregnant women may choose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1c, along with others with high-risk health conditions. Pregnant women are encouraged to talk with their health care providers to help them make informed decisions about COVID-19 vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidance for pregnant women to help reduce their risk of COVID-19 at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html.
Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan includes operations personnel of first responder agencies along with teachers and staff members of schools and child care facilities.
Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19. Tennessee will continue to move through phases of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan as vaccine supplies increase.

Tennesseans can find information on the phases eligible for vaccination in their county and, when eligible, register for vaccination through their county health department at https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/county-vaccine-information/. Due to their independent operations and larger populations, Tennessee’s metropolitan counties may have different instructions, so residents in these areas should check with local authorities about their plans.
TDH reminds all Tennesseans that in addition to vaccination, wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance and getting tested when exposed or sick are critical to controlling the pandemic.
Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is available online at www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf. Find answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination at https://covid19.tn.gov/data/faqs/.
The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. Learn more about TDH services and programs at www.tn.gov/health.
This news release can be accessed online at www.tn.gov/health/news.html.
Connect with TDH on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @TNDeptofHealth!

Beginning Thursday, January 7, 2021 the county site tor COVID 19 Vaccinations and Testing will move from the Marshall County Health Department to Preston Hopkins Athletic Field in Lewisburg.

This will allow for better access as, until further notice, vaccinations will be conducted as a drive-thru service. In addition, all vaccinations will be given by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Those wishing to receive a vaccination will have to call or go on-line to secure an appointment.

Once the information is sent to local health officials for the phone number to call or how to access the on-line service it will posted on the Marshall County Government website, distributed to local media and posted on the Marshall Happenings Facebook page.

Marshall County currently has no vaccinations. The current phases eligible for vaccines include First Responders, Healthcare Workers, and Persons 75 and older.

When vaccinations are available locally the scheduled times for drive-thru vaccinations are:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday— 9:00 am until 11:30am and 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday - 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing will be held:

Tuesday and Thursday - 8:00 am until 11:00 am

Self-administered COVID-19 tests will still be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am until 11:30 am.

Please call the Marshall County Health Department at 359-1551 for Vaccine availability.

Citizens using the drive thru services are asked to enter at the Lewisburg Recreation Center entrance at 1551 Mooresville Highway and follow the directions of local EMA and emergency personnel in proceeding to Preston Hopkins Field. Citizens will exit the facility through the White Drive gate.

Changes to this plan could occur on short notice.


COVID-19 vaccine supplies remain limited at this time, and availability of vaccines varies by county. Tennessee is currently working to vaccinate Phase 1a populations and individuals aged 75 and up as vaccine supplies are available. It is important to note Tennessee counties may progress through COVID-19 vaccination phases at different times, depending on supplies of COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccination phase for Marshall County is in, visit 


Lewisburg Named Among Top Zoom Towns by Forbes


The COVID-19 pandemic is propelling many remote workers to flee crowded cities in search of more bucolic settings. Some of these destinations were, in fact, once considered vacation getaways.

Planet Money defines “zoom towns” as housing markets that are booming as remote work takes off—adding another term to our growing pandemic lexicon.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers opted to live in urban centers close to—or within commuting distance—of their offices and looked forward to vacations. Now, they find themselves living and working in high-rent and sometimes high-rise apartments with only limited space, with vastly diminished opportunities to travel for work or leisure. Because of social distancing measures and closures (including restaurants, theaters, nightlife  and cultural institutions), they are less able to take advantage of many of the perks that initially drew them to their once-vibrant communities. 

Remote workers are craving more space, privacy and tranquility as well as convenient opportunities to spend time outdoors and get closer to nature. Although interest in zoom towns has been primarily fueled by millennials, the desire to move is also being felt acutely by families living in close quarters whose children are now learning remotely at home.

Finding a place to call home

Recent trends in the real estate market reflect this shift: Rental vacancies are surging and rental costs are declining in urban areas—as housing prices are increasing and inventory is becoming more scarce in suburbs and rural areas. 

Online real estate market Zillow estimates that some two million renter households may now be in the market for home ownership because they are able to telecommute.

Based on media reports and/or out-of-town search traffic and home growth provided by Zillow, the seven towns below exemplify those that have been coined zoom towns:

Lewisburg, Tennessee

Set on rolling hills, Lewisburg, Tennessee is an historic, small town with a population of less than 12,000 people. Located between the larger cities of Nashville and Huntsville, both about one hour away by car, it offers remote workers the best of both worlds (small town and larger cities). Housing is affordable and the wildlife-rich Duck River offers opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

For those unhappy with their current living situation and seeking a truly “domestic” getaway, a visit to a “zoom town” might help pique your fancy before you make the plunge.

A few caveats to assuage your wanderlust:

Although remote workers can now visit homes virtually, a recent Zillow survey found that a majority of buyers (64%) say they want to tour a home in person before purchasing it. “That said, not everyone feels comfortable traveling during the pandemic,” says a Zillow spokesperson.

Writing for Bloomberg, Teresa Ghilarducci, a professor of economics at the New School for Social Research cautions that a seller’s market may not be the right time for anyone to purchase a new home.

Other Towns include Kingston, NY, Cape Cod, MA, Martha's Vineyard, MA, Aspen, CO, Butte, MT and The Hampton, NY - see full article here - https://www.forbes.com/sites/irenelevine/2020/09/15/zoom-towns-why-your-last-vacation-getaway-may-be-your-next-home/?sh=7552845c3ad3

City of Lewisburg, TN

Lewisburg is a beautiful small town nestled in the hills of Southern Middle Tennessee providing Arts and Outdoors, Access and Affordability. It’s a great place to WORK - job growth rate of 3+%; PLAY - parks and recreation system that meets or exceeds national standards in almost every category; LIVE - cost of living index 13% below the national average; and LEARN - school system ranked "Exemplary" by the State of Tennessee.

Contact Information

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Lewisburg, TN 37091