Wednesday 20th October 2021

Henry County Health Department Honored For COVID Pandemic Response

Paris, Tenn.-In honor of their hard work and dedication during the COVID-19  pandemic, Henry County Health Department staff and the COVID-19 response team today received  Tennessee Department of Health COVID-19 Response Appreciation Coins from State Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey. The local department also received the “Outstanding Health Department of the Year” award and Environmental Health Specialist Natalie Hickman received the “Excellence in Protection” award.

The coins presented to the staff are considered a great honor as they are awarded to individuals who demonstrate an  outstanding job performance.

TDH West Regional Director Marilyn Barnes recognized staff  with the “Outstanding Health Department of the Year” award.

Additionally, Environmental  Health Specialist, Natalie Hickman received the “Excellence in Protection” award for her  outstanding service this year.

As of October 10, 2021, Henry County has 41.67% of the county  population vaccinated after two doses and nearly 46% of the county population vaccinated after  one dose. To request an appointment, call 731-642-4025 or register online at

Photo: From left, Back row: Britney Long, Rhonda Taylor, and Tracy Byrd. Middle Row: Nancy Melton, Lori  Taylor, Melissa Johnson, Rhonda Purdon, Casey Wright, Hannah Clark, Callie Pierce, and Amanda  Dunn. Front Row: Natalie Hickman and Jana Ferguson.) Henry Co. Health Department photo.