COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

We understand the importance of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic.  Please use caution when out in public and abide by the steps recommended to help prevent the spread of the Virus.

Reopening of Businesses
Governor Lee and the Economic Recovery Group have allowed restaurants, retail and gum businsses to reopen.  The guidelines have been posted online at

Trousdale County Health Dept Assessment Site
541 East Main Street
Hartsville, TN 37074
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:30PM (Monday-Friday)
The Trousdale County Health Department is providing free COVID-19 drive thru testing at the local health department Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. 
Please call the health department at 615-374-2112 for the COVID-19 Assessment and for further information regarding the testing process.   Once tested the individual is asked to self-isolate until receiving the test results. 


On Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 5:12pm, Hartsville/Trousdale County, TN Mayor Stephen Chambers declared a State of Emergency pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated § 58-2-110(3)(v) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Trousdale County. This declaration will allow the County’s Emergency Management Agency to request assistance from state and federal agencies if necessary. This declaration is not a safer at home or shelter in place order and does not prohibit visiting places necessary to maintain health and economic well-being, including grocery stores, gas stations, and banks among other places. All critical infrastructure remains operational, and all government offices and departments will continue providing important and essential services.

For more information, please visit the websites below.
Executive Orders Issued By Gov. Lee
Governor Lee's Daily Media Updates
. Governor Lee provides a daily update Monday through Friday at 3:00pm Central Time.

To stay informed of the latest information, please visit the County's Facebook page using the Facebook symbol at the top of this page, or visit the Trousdale County Emergency Services Facebook page.

Current Closings in Hartsville/Trousdale County
  • Administration Building. See Public NoticeThe drive through will be open and serving all departments and Officials in the building.  Please see the appropriate webpage for the contact information of the official or department you wish to contact.
  • Senior Center 615-374-1102
  • Library 615-374-3677  Available for curbside assistance
  • Trousdale County Schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year.
  • County Justice Center 615-374-3411: Court dates have been rescheduled (Letter from Judge Linville), Clerks are available through the lobby windows.

If you or someone you know has lost their job due to the coronavirus pandemic and you want to file a claim for unemployment, please visit:

The American Job Center in Hartsville will be closed to visitors, but will still be providing assistance to apply for unemployment via telephone or electronic means. The phone number is 615-680-3450.


Illustration: washing hands with soap and water   Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
 Illustration: Woman quarantined to her home  Avoid close contact

 man in bed

 Stay home if you’re sick
 woman covering their mouth when coughing  Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
 man wearing a mask  Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
 cleaning a counter  Clean and disinfect
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.