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

Manchester City Schools going back to In-Person Learning Jan. 19, 2021

Manchester City Schools will return to in-person learning for all students on Tuesday, January 19, 2020. Families who wish to continue virtual instruction should contact their child’s school for more information and guidelines. The district will have early dismissal days (12:30 p.m.) every Friday until Spring Break.  Manchester City Schools will offer the Journey Afterschool …

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Dollar General to Pay Employees to get COVID-19 Vaccine

Dollar General with numerous locations in the On Target News coverage area has announced it will be giving its employees a monetary incentive to get the Covid-19 vaccine. If employees are vaccinated, they will receive four hours of pay. The company, headquartered in Goodlettsville, is one of the first big retailers to provide their employees …

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COVID-19 Update for Thursday Jan. 14, 2021

Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 4,983 additional cases and 84 deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Thursday, January 14. The death total now stands at 8,232. There are currently 65,367 active COVID-19 cases in the state. The state reported 2,964 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.  Area active cases/deaths: Bedford 478/85 Cannon 136/19 …

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Death Rate continues to Rise due to COVID-19

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 4,625 additional cases and 137 deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Wednesday, January 13. There are currently 68,377 active COVID-19 cases in the state. Tennessee is now averaging 95 deaths per day during the month of January so far. The state reported 3,029 people are currently hospitalized in …

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COVID-19 Deaths in Tennessee Rising Quickly

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 3,478 additional cases and 146 deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Tuesday, January 12. There are currently 73,518 active COVID-19 cases in the state. The 146 additional deaths brings the state up to 8,011 total. Tuesday now stands as the second-highest single-day deaths increase in Tennessee. Tennessee is averaging …

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Sign-up for COVID-19 Vaccine

The TN Department of Health Online COVID-19 vaccine registration website went live on Monday. This will allow residents to sign up and get on a list for vaccination without having to call the health department direct. Please make sure you are eligible for the vaccine under the current phase. If you are not eligible the …

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Tennessee COVID-19 Update for Jan. 11. 2021

The Tennessee Department of Health has 3,527 confirmed additional cases and 80 deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Monday, January 11. The state reported 3,079 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19. ICU Bed availability is at 11%. Last week Tennessee had its deadliest week of the pandemic with 734 additional deaths reported January …

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COVID-19 Cases Continue Steady Climb

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 7,419 additional cases related to COVID-19 across the state for Sunday, January 10. TDH also confirmed 81 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 7,785 total deaths.  There are 3,085 people currently hospitalized in the state.  Area county active cases/deaths Bedford 592/76 Cannon 164/16 Coffee 628/76 Franklin 464/51 Grundy 173/20 …

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State to begin giving Vaccines by Appointment Only

Tennessee officials are launching a statewide online scheduling system in the coming days for coronavirus vaccine appointments. The effort aims to prevent people from having to wait in line for hours, sometimes only to be turned away because there are no doses left. For several weeks, Tennessee has endured one of the worst reported surges …

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