IRS Economic Impact Payments Information

IRS EIP Information as of 03/04/2021

The following information was taken from the latest IRS Economic Impact Payments Fact Sheet. The fact sheet can be read in full by clicking here

How do I find out if the IRS is sending me a payment? 

Beginning Monday, people can check the status of their third payment by using the Get My Payment tool, available in English and Spanish only on IRS.gov. The tool is being updated with new information, and the IRS anticipates that updated information will be available soon.

I didn’t file a 2019 or 2020 tax return and didn’t register with the IRS.gov non-filers tool last year. Am I eligible for a payment?

Yes, if you meet the eligibility requirements. While you won’t receive an automatic payment now, you can still get all three payments. File a 2020 return and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit.

The IRS urges people who don’t normally file a tax return and haven’t received any stimulus payments to look into their filing options. The IRS will continue reaching out to non-filers so that as many eligible people as possible receive the stimulus payments they’re entitled to.

The IRS encourages people to file electronically, and the tax software will help figure the correct stimulus amount, which is called the Recovery Rebate Credit on 2020 tax forms. Visit IRS.gov/filing for details about IRS Free File, Free File Fillable Forms, free VITA or TCE  tax preparation sites in the community or finding a trusted tax professional. 

Where can I get more information?

For more information about Economic Impact Payments, visit  IRS.gov/eip. Check the payment status at IRS.gov/GetMyPayment. For other COVID-19-related tax relief, visit IRS.gov/Coronavirus.

 

 

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Tennesseans Ages 16+ Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Update from the Wilson County Health Department 4/9/2021:

All Tennesseans ages 16 and over are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. Eligibility for those in Phase 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan will run concurrently with age-based eligibility. Phase 3 includes residents and staff members of congregate living facilities including college dormitories, group homes and shelters and those in the corrections system. Phase 3 also includes grocery store workers who were not eligible for vaccination based on previous age or risk-based categories. To view the Tennessee Department of Health's Phase 3 eligibility list, click here. 

Schedule an Appointment

The Wilson County Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccination by appointment. To book your appointment, visit Vaccinate.tn.gov and click the blue “Proceed to COVID-19 questionnaire” button at the bottom of the page to start your registration. If you need help scheduling your vaccination, please call 866-442-5301. Those wishing to schedule an appointment may also contact their local pharmacy, as several pharmacies are now certified to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. During your 1st dose appointment, you will receive your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. This card serves as a record that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, as it documents the manufacturer of the type of COVID-19 vaccine received, as well as the dates for your first and second doses. It is important to remember to bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you to your 2nd dose appointment.  

“We’re excited to announce the expanded eligibility to all residents aged 16 and older” said Brittany Cox, Assistant Regional Director for Mid-Cumberland. “The more people in Wilson County who choose to get their vaccinations, the sooner our community can return to normal day-to-day activities.”

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 covid19.tn.gov. 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.

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Tennessee Removes State Visitation Restrictions for Long-term Care Facilities

On February 24, 2021, the Tennessee Department of Health announced state-specific visitation restrictions for long-term care facilities will end effective February 28, 2021. Facilities should use the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance for safe operation and visitation with limited visitation restrictions no longer in place at the state level.

The Tennessee Department of Health recognizes the extraordinary challenges long-term care facilities, their residents and the family members and caregivers of these particularly vulnerable Tennesseans have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the federal long-term care facility pharmacy partnership, 100 percent of Tennessee’s nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities have completed both doses of COVID-19 vaccinations, and Tennessee’s assisted care living facilities and residential homes for the aged are projected to be completed this week.

“The health and safety of vulnerable Tennesseans, especially our long-term care residents, remains our top priority, and our comprehensive and persistent efforts to protect this population from COVID-19 have saved lives,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “Now that vaccinations at all long-term care facilities are nearing completion, we are ready to transition to a more sustainable approach of following these best practices for safe operation of long-term care facilities in Tennessee.”

Guidance for Visitation

The guidance issued by CMS provides reasonable ways a nursing home can safely facilitate inperson visits to address residents’ social and emotional needs. Certified Medicare and Medicaid facilities should continue to follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Visitation Guidance. Per this guidance, nursing homes may allow indoor visitation when there has been no new onset of COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days and the facility is not currently conducting outbreak testing.

Long-term care facilities licensed by the state, which include Tennessee assisted care living facilities, residential homes for the aged and any nursing home not certified by CMS, should reference industry best practices including CMS Visitation Guidance and review related laws and rules when developing their own facility-specific visitation policies and procedures.

The CMS guidance outlines how facilities may expand communal dining and other group activities, provided infection control policies are followed. Even as COVID-19 case counts decline, facilities should remain vigilant in monitoring for COVID-19 cases among residents and staff members through appropriate screening and testing. Facilities may test visitors, which is encouraged, but not required. Additional resources on infection control practices are available 710 James Robertson Parkway • Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor Nashville, TN 37243 • Tel: 615-741-3111 • tn.gov/health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The following resources are available for long-term care facilities when updating and developing their visitation policies and procedures.

CMS Visitation Guidance:

www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-39-nh.pdf

CDC Infection Control Resources:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html

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.

View the TN Dept. of Health's press release here. 

 

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Mayor Hutto's Message to Wilson Countians as COVID-19 Cases Increase

Mayor Huttos message to Wilson Countians 12 11 2020

December 11, 2020

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A Thanksgiving Message from Mayor Hutto

The following is a message from Wilson County Mayor, Randall Hutto.

 

Happy thanksgiving letter 11 19 2020

     11 23 2020 thanksgiving flyer

 

 

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COVID-19 Testing at the Wilson County Fairgrounds

Update from the Tennessee Department of Health: March 18, 2021

COVID-19 testing, administered by Tennessee Department of Health staff, takes place at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30AM-10:30AM by appointment only. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the self-administered test kit option will be offered at the Wilson County Fairgrounds from 8:30AM-10:30AM. Self-administered test kits may be used by adults ages 18+ who have an email address and SMART device, which is needed to complete the testing process. To schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 test, please call the Wilson County Health Department at (615)444-5325.

It is important for those who wish to be tested for COVID-19 to provide contact information to health department staff members, who will give out your test results. People who have any COVID-19 symptoms or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 must isolate themselves while awaiting their test results. For more on what to expect after being tested for COVID-19, visit www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/TestedGuidance.pdf.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently updated the guidance on isolation of those who test positive for COVID-19. Per this new guidance, people who test positive for COVID-19 can generally discontinue isolation and other precautions ten days after symptoms first began and they have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicine, and with improvement of other symptoms. Those who test positive for COVID-19 but do not develop symptoms can discontinue isolation and other precautions after ten days.  

The Tennessee Department of Health does not recommend that people get retested within three months after the date of first symptoms for their initial COVID-19 infection. Quarantine is not recommended in the occurrence of close contact with an infected person.

To learn more about how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, visit https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

 

COVID19 health dpt notice

 

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Contact an Office in the Wilson County Courthouse

While services continue to be provided, our county buildings will generally be closed to public walk-in access until  further notice. County employees are at work and can be reached by phone, internet, and mail during regular office hours.


For information on how to reach your county service by phone, please see the list of contact information here.

 

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