Covid 19 Updates

April 6, 2020

Cookeville Cares Initiative 

The City of Cookeville has started the Cookeville Cares program to keep citizens informed about the
ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A website has been created as a clearinghouse to publish current information related to the pandemic. Information about executive orders, local testing sites, and local business information is updated on the site. Links to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Tennessee Department of Health websites are also available.

The Cookeville community is strongly encouraged to stay at home if at all possible to prevent the spread of this disease and “flatten the curve” while adhering to all local and state restrictions related to COVID-19. Staying home slows the spread of the virus and will help the Cookeville Regional Medical Center and other facilities and staff from being overrun in the coming days and weeks. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be provided to you through the State of Tennessee’s website link.

For those who register, the Senior Citizen Call Check Request program will check senior citizens once a day. This program is available to residents of the City of Cookeville who are 65 years of age or older. Every day a telephone call will be placed to a participant at a regularly scheduled time. These calls will take place between 8 AM and 4 PM. If the participant does not answer their first call, the call will be attempted two more times. If those calls go unanswered, additional calls will be made to notify an alternative person selected by the participant during program enrollment. This could be an adult child, a neighbor, or another loved one. The alternate will then be encouraged to check on the program participant. The failure of the participant and alternate to answer may result in a welfare check by the police department.

We recommend all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Seniors can call 931-526-2126 and a representative of the police department will register the participant. If participants have access to the internet, they can type “” into their browser’s address bar or click on to find the site to register.


March 17, 2020

We at CPAC are sad to report that the facility will be closed beginning March 17 through the end of April for all events and performances. If you have purchased tickets for events in this time frame, an email will be sent with information regarding refunds.

We realize that this is unprecedented, unexpected, and disappointing but, the top priority right now is public health and safety. I am hopeful that this crisis will pass quickly and we will see you at the theatre in the near future.

Chad McDonald
Cultural Arts Superintendent
City of Cookeville