For many, mask-wearing is a brief experience while running errands. But how does it feel to wear a mask for hours — and to be one of the only people covered up in the middle of a crowd of nearly a thousand people?
Terry Proffitt sews her own masks. And she’s come up with makeshift ideas from simple household items. But, really, she hopes someone comes up with a mask so great that more people will be willing to wear it.
In the weeks leading up to a historic, pandemic-induced drop in the stock market, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe made hundreds of financial transactions. He purchased shares of companies such as Zoom and vaccine-maker Moderna, and sold shares in Disney and a popular cruise line.
Every single Tennessee agency could see a 12% reduction in their budgets starting July 1. Gov. Bill Lee’s administration has recently asked the department heads to see where they can save money.
Frank Rummo came from a hockey-loving, Italian family in Massachusetts. So of course, he was a Boston Bruins fan. His allegiance changed when his son signed on as a team doctor for the Nashville Predators. Rummo is one of the lives lost to the pandemic in Middle Tennessee, which WPLN News has been memorializing.
On Monday, something happened at Robert’s Western World on lower Broadway that hadn’t been possible for more than two months. Two musicians walked onto a stage, guitars in hand, to play before a live audience.
The Tennessee legislature will resume business this week. And the House has decided to allow the public to come into its hearing rooms. But that’s not without many restrictions and social distancing.
As Congress continues to craft a new coronavirus relief bill, a Tennessee senator says liability protections for universities must be included.
A new Vanderbilt poll shows that most people in Nashville are supportive of Mayor John Cooper’s social distancing efforts. The poll, released Thursday, also shows Cooper’s approval rating is especially high during this time.
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.