COCKE COUNTY—The number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee increased by 433 according to data provided by the TN Department of Health.
NASHVILLE—Tennessee continues to advance the state’s reopening plan under the Tennessee Pledge, as the Economic Recovery Group issued updated guidelines today for restaurants and retail, along with new guidelines that enable attractions and larger venues to reopen with social distancing and …
An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday.
NASHVILLE—As Tennessee continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the state’s Economic Recovery Group announced Friday it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on social distancing best practices effective May 22 and issue guidelines to facilitate the …
COCKE COUNTY—Recent data from the TN Department of Health shows that Tennessee now has 15,544 COVID-19 cases. A total of 251 deaths have been reported from the Coronavirus.
NASHVILLE—As businesses reopen across the state, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group released additional guidance today for Recreation, Offices, Lodging, Construction and Manufacturing. Small group, non-contact recreation businesses like bowling alleys, arcades, dance classes, water sports, …
NASHVILLE—Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group (UCG) announced two strategic partnerships in the state’s COVID-19 re-opening effort to make sure Tennessee households and health care workers have protective face coverings and clean personal protective equipment.
NASHVILLE—Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group released guidance for close contact services today, enabling over 38,000 workers to resume business in 89 of the state’s 95 counties on May 6. Six counties – Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox and Sullivan – will create individual plans in…
A biotech company said Wednesday its experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major U.S. government study that put it to a strict test.
NASHVILLE—Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group announced guidance for gyms and exercise facilities on how to reopen safely. Gyms will be allowed to reopen in 89 of the state’s 95 counties beginning Friday, May 1. The counties excluded are those with locally-run health departments: Shelby, Mad…
NASHVILLE—Governor Bill Lee announced that more than 7,000 Tennesseans received free COVID-19 tests, regardless of symptoms, during Unified-Command Group’s second weekend of expanded testing efforts at 18 sites across the state.
Many people react differently to stressful situations. COVID-19 is bringing multiple stressors to individuals and families right now. Emotions can be anxiety, worry, concern, fear, anger, or many others. Many families, businesses, and communities have changed their entire routines to ensure …
The State is recommending safeguarding protocols for all businesses in Tennessee, including those that are re-opening and those essential businesses that have remained open during the Safer at Home order.
NASHVILLE—Gov. Bill Lee has issued the first steps from the “Tennessee Pledge,” the state’s rollout of guidance and best practices for Tennessee businesses in 89 of the state’s 95 counties to keep employees and customers safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first industries to rece…
COCKE COUNTY—The CDC reports that there are no indications that COVID-19 is a foodborne illness. It cannot be passed to others through food. However, we can use some food safety recommendations when ordering takeout to ensure we are staying safer at home.
NASHVILLE—On Monday, Governor Bill Lee announced the order for Tennesseans to remain at home will expire April 30, with the vast majority of businesses in 89 counties allowed to reopen on May 1.
On Monday Governor Bill Lee announced that more than 11,000 Tennesseans received free COVID-19 tests through the weekend efforts of Unified-Command Group to offer tests regardless of traditional symptoms.
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has moved to a staggered schedule for unemployment claimants completing their weekly certifications.
CHESTNUT HILL—Two employees of the Bush Brothers Company have tested positive for COVID-19 according to Lucas Graham, the president of the Cocke County Partnership.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP)—Brooklyn Dotson needed food. Her first unemployment check had yet to arrive after she was let go by the warehouse where she used to work.
NASHVILLE—Governor Bill Lee announced free COVID-19 testing will be available for any Tennessean, regardless of traditional symptoms, as the Unified-Command group ramps up an aggressive effort to expand testing capacity across the state.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Friday launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with President Donald Trump’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as CARES.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Jody Hull had been editing youth sports images for a photography company in Tennessee until the coronavirus forced schools — and their athletics — to shut down. Now she’s laid off, and like many thousands of Tennesseans is trying to navigate the state’s flooded unemploy…
NASHVILLE—Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 23 today requiring that Tennesseans stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that Tennessee will soon release location information on where coronavirus deaths have occurred in the state after his administration initially declined to do so.
COCKE COUNTY—On Friday March 27, Task Force C-19 met in the emergency operations center to discuss the needs of Cocke County’s citizens during the Coronavirus pandemic.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide "safer-at-home" order on Monday to help stem the state's rapid spread of coronavirus, mandating the closure of all nonessential businesses while urging residents to remain at home whenever possible for the next two weeks.
In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness. These recommendations involve using common household products to sanitize homes, offices and public spaces. As people take such precautions,…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Tennessee saw more than 14 times as many new unemployment claims filed last week compared to the previous one, quantifying some of the economic consequences of a global coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered businesses to curb further infection.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
NEWPORT—As the threat of COVID-19 deepens, many area businesses and services have either closed temporarily or altered their hours and methods of service. Others continue to operate on the “business as usual” precept.