Day: April 19, 2020

Free Coronavirus Testing Leads to Long Lines

  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the state’s Unified-Command group offered FREE COVID-19 testing to any Tennessean, regardless of traditional symptoms over the weekend. Coffee, Bedford and Rutherford counties had locations open and many, many people took advantage of the service to be tested. Hundreds of vehicles lined up for the free tests. In many …

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State Covid-19 Case Count and Deaths Rise– All Area County Numbers Also Up

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Sunday, April 19. The update brings the total number of positive cases in the state to 7,070. The state reported three additional deaths to bring the total up to 148. Out of the confirmed positive cases, 3,344 have recovered, which calculates to 3,726 active cases. The …

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Kids can Call Mickey and Other Disney Characters to Say Goodnight

During these unprecedented times how would like Mickey Mouse or another Disney character to say goodnight to your small child? If you answered yes, Disney has a way to make that happen by offering a temporary hotline that lets characters say good night to kids. During the month of April … Disney is running a …

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Crime Report from TBI since the Covid-19 Pandemic Began

To illustrate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the volume and nature of crime in the state, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released select preliminary crime data trends for the first three months of 2020. The data, gathered through TBI’s Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS), compiles incidents submitted by the state’s law enforcement …

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Staggered schedule for unemployment claimants

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is moving to a staggered schedule for unemployment claimants completing their weekly certifications. This change will spread out the number of people certifying over three days, creating a more responsive experience for claimants using Jobs4TN.gov .Beginning this week, claimants will have access to complete their weekly certifications …

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Lynchburg’s Only Grocery Store Opens after Temporarily Closing because of Positive Covid-19 Case

After an employee tested positive for Covid-19 Woodard’s Market and Deli, the only grocery store in Lynchburg had to be closed. The store owner was notified by an employee they had been diagnosed with Coronavirus. The store then closed its doors until a company from Nashville was hired to clean and sanitize the building. The …

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