In a sea of new daily COVID cases, health officials are often looking for clusters — a group of cases linked to a particular time and place. But what can be even harder to figure out is how each outbreak spreads from its source and spawns even more clusters in the region.
Tennessee schools are starting to shift back to virtual learning after months of mostly managing small outbreaks of the coronavirus. The state was one of the first to reopen schools, but is now taking the lead in COVID-19 infections.
A Tennessee Thanksgiving should be a small, preferably outdoor affair, according to one of Nashville’s leading voices on COVID-19. Dr. James Hildreth, president and CEO of Meharry Medical College, says ideally, families will only gather in person with their immediate households. He says the stakes have only grown in recent weeks as coronavirus cases escalate […]
In what could be one of his last public disagreements with President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander has defended the work of the country’s top expert on infectious diseases. In a statement and a tweet Monday, Alexander said people should actually be paying more attention to what Dr. Anthony Fauci has to say.
So far, Hispanic Nashvillians have received 2% of the city’s pandemic assistance money that’s designated for rent, mortgage and utility assistance.
Another round of mass testing has uncovered nearly 1,000 cases of the coronavirus at a Tennessee prison, with more results coming. CoreCivic, which manages the facility, says nearly all are asymptomatic. But prisoners’ loved ones say they’re hearing a different story.
Davidson county’s moratorium on evictions will end on Monday, and there are over 1,500 court filings waiting for the circuit court to resume hearing cases.
For the second time, Gov. Bill Lee has changed his position on whether the state should release information regarding cases of COVID-19 in schools. At a press conference Tuesday, Lee told reporters the state is erring on the side of privacy.
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Nashville has been steadily dropping, from a high of 222 on July 22 to 119 currently. Intensive care units are still busy but feeling less threatened that they’ll be overwhelmed by the pandemic.
The virtual learning experiment at Metro Nashville Public Schools is two weeks old, but Hunters Lane High School near Madison, has already been operating somewhat virtually since the 2014-2015 school year. They’ve seen plenty of benefits along the way, including an increase in test scores, graduation and student participation rates.