Hospitals in much of the country are filling up with COVID-19 cases. But staffing — not space — is the main concern, and bringing in backups from out of town isn’t the solution it was early in the pandemic, when the surge was concentrated in a handful of cities.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is shifting about 17,300 elementary and exceptional education students back to virtual learning after the Thanksgiving holiday break.
Starting next week, Nashville restaurants and bars must go back to operating at 50% of their capacities under the latest health order from the Metro Public Health Department. Those establishments also have to offer last call and stop accepting new customers by 10 at night, to ensure they can close an hour later. Previous orders have allowed bars and restaurants to […]
The 40-page report sets four overarching goals that Mayor John Cooper says will help police “reduce the use of force, build trust across all of Nashville’s neighborhoods, and enhance public safety.”
To combat our feelings of isolation and everyday repetitiveness, Curious Nashville is bringing back four short stories that deliver surprises about things we might otherwise overlook.
Tennessee has outsourced most of its contact tracing to a medical billing company with no experience in epidemiology. And despite spending tens of millions of dollars on the effort, the state has published very little evidence to show how the company is doing.
Even Tennessee’s largest hospital is running into capacity issues, with more than 200 staffers out sick with COVID-19 or quarantining because of close contact.
Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different this year. But one thing that will most certainly stay the same? The familiar dulcet tones of our favorite podcasting hosts.
Nashville election officials say their systems ran smoothly this month and that they’re hopeful that they’ve increased public trust in voting. In certifying the city’s election results Thursday, they noted lessons learned about accommodating COVID-positive voters and what it takes to process more than 34,000 mail-in ballots.
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.