Artists who have lost income to canceled performances, layoffs or furloughs in recent months might be able to get a small part of that back. The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville announced its new Artist Relief Fund will grant up to $500 to artists to help compensate their losses due to the March […]
After dozens of outbreaks around the state, Tennessee nursing homes will soon have access to widespread testing. Gov. Bill Lee says in the coming weeks the state plans to have testing for all 70,000 residents in Tennessee’s long-term care facilities, as well as staff. “We’re always concerned,” he says. “We’re most concerned in fact about […]
The Metro Civil Service Commission is moving forward with a plan to provide hazard pay to some city workers. Under the proposal, qualified employees could receive an additional $3.13 per hour. Those bonuses would be paid for through a CARES Act reimbursement program. Eligibility requires that employees have prolonged contact with COVID-19 in a difficult-to-fill […]
Metro Public Health is monitoring a potential outbreak at a temporary homeless shelter, after four people tested positive for COVID-19.
Nashville’s new downtown jail has opened earlier than its original May date and in a different capacity than anticipated. Sheriff Daron Hall says the facility is operating as a “medical ward” for the jail system in order to meet isolation needs.
Metro Nashville Public Schools will pick back up remotely on April 27, as the district implements its plan to finish the school year and prepare students for the fall.
With campus residence halls vacated, Vanderbilt University is making room for hundreds of VUMC healthcare workers who don’t want to return home for fear of exposing their families to COVID-19. University officials say 600 beds will be available starting on Monday, though they are still working through logistics. The school is not charging healthcare workers […]
Gov. Bill Lee announced that free COVID-19 testing will be available to anyone, regardless of the presence of usual symptoms. Lee said Wednesday that recent improvements in testing have allowed the state to expand capacity. To date, state and private labs have tested more than 80,000 people for the virus.
Tennessee banks have processed more than 19,000 loan applications in the ten days since the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications opened. These applications total more than $4.7 billion.
Nashville’s testing sites are now adding a fifth symptom to the list of what they look for in determining the need for a coronavirus test.