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Bethel University Converts All Classes to Online
Bethel University is conducting all classes online. There are no in-person classes on any campus and spring sports is suspended. Most students moved from their dormitories.
Baptist Memorial Hospital Is Ready to Serve
Baptist Memorial Health Care’s systemwide infection prevention team has been planning for weeks to ensure all Baptist entities are prepared. We follow all CDC guidelines when screening and caring for patients. We have provided training along with personal protective equipment for employees, and we isolate patients appropriately. Our hospital is safe, and we are ready to care for all patients who enter our facility. We encourage diligence in following CDC’s recommendations to prevent flu, COVID-19, or any other respiratory illness. If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath and/or have been exposed to the disease, you should contact your physician, call the emergency department, or go to one of our testing sites. If you have questions about COVID-19, please visit Baptist’s coronavirus website at baptistonline.org/coronavirus.
Lakeside Senior Living Community
Lakeside Senior Living Community in McKenzie continues its lockdown and is following the guidelines from the Tennessee Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and state and federal authorities.
All personnel are screened at the front door via temperature scan and CDC recommended questionnaire. There are no visitors allowed at this time. Lakeside encourages families to use a multitude of technology to stay connected. (Facebook, FaceTime, phones, etc.)
Food and suppliers are meeting the needs of the residents with on-time deliveries.
The management appreciates the support residents’ families, friends and community partners have given Lakeside’s residents. We have had donations of puzzles, books, magazines, word search books, tv tables for residents to eat on...the list is endless. This has truly brought to the forefront what we all knew-McKenzie and Carroll County is a great place to call home!
Harmony Hill of Huntingdon is only allowing medically essential personnel (Home Health and Hospice) in the building at this time, no other visitors allowed. All staff and medically essential personnel have to stop at the front door and answer a questionnaire, have their temperature taken, and have to put on a mask. Residents’ dinning and activities are following the recommended social distancing rules. The residents are doing well with the changes, we are encouraging families to face time or to come and window visit with their loved ones.
Super Drugs is Open
Super Drugs pharmacy in downtown McKenzie is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Via drive-up window only. The store number is 731-352-3242 and fax is 731-352-5860. John and Paul Motheral are ready to serve customers and patients.
Family Medical Clinic of Trezevant
Family Medical Clinic of Trezevant is open. The COVID 19 has affected us in many ways. Our overall way of providing care has changed. We triage patients in their cars, patients wait in cars until we are ready for them and we don’t allow anyone in the waiting room!
As healthcare workers, we are scared too. We deal with patients fears while trying to prevent our patients from seeing ours. We are scared we may bring this home to our family. Lack of proper resources in our area such as N95 masks to prevent transmission to us is scarce. This is frightening. I truly love my job and my patients. My staff are scared. I spend a good deal of time reassuring them while trying to remain positive and the patient volume in primary care is overflowing.
In the rural setting we are severely limited in Telehealth because of regulations placed years ago. We are waiting for TennCare and Medicare to change these rules so we can provide Telehealth visits to reduce our exposure.
You can reach me at 731-935-9463 or 731-669-3863.
Deborah Leggett MSN FNP, Family Medical Clinic of Trezevant, 45 Hurt Street, Trezevant.
McKenzie City Florist
McKenzie City Florist and Cooper Cafe closed the sales floor and limited the staff to two people on duty at any one time. The business has one floral designer and one person for coffee bar and delivery. Also, the company continues to sell casseroles as long as it can get the ingredients. The business is offering curbside service and delivery within the city limits for coffee and specialty drinks as well as casseroles and baked goods from Ginger Baby Cakery. We will continue to design and deliver flowers as usual. The florist’s funeral and wedding consults can be scheduled by calling us at 731-352-5897.
Lunch service at Cooper Cafe (inside City Florist) is suspended until further notice.
Robertson Decorating in McKenzie
Robertson Decorating is closed until April 1. Management offered this statement, “Sorry for the inconvenience.”
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is providing funeral services in accordance with CDC guidelines. There are no public services in its chapel. Immediate family only. 731-352-4848.
Abbott Realty in Huntingdon
Abbott Realty is working by appointment, telephone, email and text. Prayers that this will soon come to an end so our Realtors, buyers and sellers can soon get on with their lives and our nation will bounce back better than ever! Kathie Abbott.
Block City Pizza in McKenzie, Huntingdon, Bruceton