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News related to the Covid-19 Pandemic in Southern Middle Tennessee

Weekend COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing will be Open Saturday in Grundy County

On Wednesday, Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group announced plans to open drive-through COVID-19 testing sites in three counties Saturday, October 24 to address rising case rates in the state’s rural areas. One location is nearby: Grundy County High School, 24970 TN-108, Coalmont, TN. Testing sites will be open from 9 a.m. to noon CST …

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2020 Coffee County Youth Deer Rally Cancelled

The annual Coffee County Youth Deer Rally that was scheduled for October 31 at the Coffee County Fairgrounds has been cancelled for this year. TWRA Coffee County Wildlife Officer Tim Hancock told On Target News on Wednesday afternoon that the cancellation was made because of the concern about COVID-19. Hancock told us that hopefully the …

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American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living preparing for 3rd Spike of COVID-19

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released a report Monday showing nursing homes in the U.S. could see a third spike of increasing new COVID cases due to the …

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Tennessee sets New Highest Single-Day Increase of COVID-19 cases; Coffee County in Red Zone

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed a new record of 3,317 additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Monday, October 19, bringing the state to 232,061 total cases. The 3,317 new-case number is Tennessee’s highest single-day increase, surpassing the previous record set back on July 13 with 3,314 cases. Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average increased …

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Gov. Lee Calls For Temporary Suspension of Accountability Measures for 2020-2021 School Year

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn today called for removing negative consequences for schools and educators associated with student assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. Student assessments will be conducted as planned. “Given the unprecedented disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic and extended time away from the classroom has had on Tennessee’s students, …

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Covid-19 Active Cases, Deaths and Hospitalizations continue to Climb in Tennessee and Coffee County

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 2,289 additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Thursday, October 15, bringing the state to 222,827 total cases. TDH also confirmed 36 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 2,864 total deaths. Residents of Manchester and Coffee County woke to the news Monday morning that Mayor Lonnie Norman had …

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Why Civil Legal Aid Is Essential for Economic Recovery

By DarKenya W. Waller, executive director, Legal Aid Society COVID-19 has sent Middle Tennesseans into a tailspin. It is becoming evident that the long-term effects will be serious, and in some respects, permanent. Many of us are facing health and economic hardships. Many newly poor residents are navigating benefits and charitable systems for the very …

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Workers’ “Human Skills” Will Still be Critical, Post-Pandemic

Uniquely human traits and capabilities will be more important in the post-coronavirus work landscape, according to Jamie Merisotis, author of a new book on the future of the workforce. At least one study estimates 40% of jobs that saw COVID-related layoffs aren’t coming back, and Merisotis said the crisis offers the opportunity for large-scale rethinking of higher education and …

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