Members of the state House and Senate are expected to discuss masks, vaccines and other restrictions related to coronavirus when they convene next week.
Tennessee school districts have been slow to move to remote instruction — even as they’ve announced weeklong closures because of COVID. While a new state policy allows for virtual learning, requests to pivot have to be made for individual schools.
Tennessee’s governor has encouraged residents to consult with clergy about the COVID-19 vaccine, but some who strongly favor vaccination are hesitant to evangelize it.
In the midst of parent protest and a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Williamson County school board has decided to mandate masks at its elementary schools starting this Thursday.
This weekend’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is revving up. The inaugural festival is expected to attract upwards of 140,000 attendees to downtown Nashville. It’s also causing traffic disruptions, and not just for automobiles.
Tennessee schools are getting even more pandemic relief money — and families have a chance to guide how it’s spent.
Conservative radio talk show host Phil Valentine has been silent since he was admitted to the hospital for COVID-19. Meanwhile, his social media has been exploding with debate between his supporters and critics since, throughout the last year, the Supertalk 99.7 WTN host has been a staunch and vocal skeptic of the COVID vaccine.
Tennessee’s governor has come out in support of the health department’s recent actions that landed the state in the national spotlight — that being the firing of the state’s top vaccine official, Dr. Michelle “Shelley” Fiscus, which prompted questions about vaccine outreach to children.
The country’s largest hospital company, based in Nashville, released its second quarter earnings Tuesday. HCA has experienced a strong rebound from COVID-19 and is mostly back to treating patients on par with pre-pandemic levels.
According to performance reviews of Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the Tennessee vaccine official had been praised for exceeding expectations and being attentive to her team, which directly contradicts a memo that the health department sent to media outlets after her firing this week.