The extra unemployment relief money that has helped hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans weather the pandemic expires on Friday.
For the third week in a row, new initial unemployment claims are up in Tennessee. Filings had been ticking downward since early April, when more than 115,000 people applied in a single week. In June the number of people applying in a single week dipped just below 20,000. But last week nearly 26,000 people out […]
Council members, residents and community groups all have their ideas for how the city should spend its COVID-19 relief funds. Metro Nashville received $121 million in federal funding, but distributing that amount of money is complicated and is being hampered by a lack of communication.
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 […]
Cost has become no object for COVID-19 testing in Tennessee, with the state government now footing the bill. But tens of thousands were swabbed for the coronavirus before that was the case. And despite Congressional mandates for health plans to cover every dollar of testing, patients are about to get stuck with some surprise bills.
Nashville’s government agencies will receive more than $229 million from the federal CARES Act.
About a fifth of Vanderbilt University students will receive payments of $1,100 as the institution distributes $2.8 million in federal relief from the CARES Act.