The Class of 2020 didn’t get the closure they were expecting. They had to leave the rhythm of high school or college abruptly, and join a world full of uncertainty.
For most of the coronavirus pandemic, Nashville’s biggest hot spot for new cases has been in South Nashville — home to a large international community. But it’s taken city officials weeks to ramp up efforts that connect immigrants and refugees to the resources they need.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland home, which typically sees more than 500,000 visitors per year, will reopen to the public on Thursday after closing in March due to the coronavirus.
Tennessee will be receiving $155 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help expand COVID-19 testing capabilities. That’s according to a tweet today from Sen. Lamar Alexander. The Tennessee Republican has been an advocate for widespread coronavirus testing in his role as chairman of the Senate’s health committee. Alexander says in […]
While the number of new people filing for unemployment each week is ticking downward, the cumulative number relying on government assistance continues to add up. Figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development out this morning show more than 29,000 Tennesseans applied for unemployment benefits last week, which is still far above pre-pandemic […]
State tax revenues are being hit hard by the coronavirus, but the worst could be yet to come.
Both Nashville and the state of Tennessee have been sharing the names and addresses of people who test positive for the coronavirus with law enforcement. That worries immigrant rights advocates. The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, or TIRRC, has been helping distribute information about how and where to get tested for the virus. Policy […]
As Nashville starts to reopen, the Metro Public Health Department says it’s taking enforcement seriously. This past weekend, the city made its first arrest for a violation of COVID-19 public health orders. A homeless man tried to escape a mandatory quarantine at the Nashville Fairgrounds emergency shelter, where more than 100 people have tested positive […]
Although new unemployment claims are down significantly compared to a few weeks ago, that doesn’t mean people are necessarily in better shape financially.
Middle Tennessee State University says it plans to restart in-person classes on campus in the fall. The announcement was made Thursday, and while it’s unclear what university life will look like. MTSU President Sidney McPhee says the school is preparing to “adapt and evolve” to a post-COVID-19 future. McPhee says the school is looking to […]