Nashville will begin the phased closure of its COVID-19 Overflow Shelter for people without housing.
At first, Dawn Harrington blamed herself when her younger brother went to prison. She questioned whether she’d been a good influence. She developed anxiety, then fell into a deep depression.
The pandemic cancellation of the beloved Mule Day in Maury County, Tennessee, has divided residents over when they can return to normalcy.
Thousands of Tennessee prisoners are now going to be eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine. The announcement comes days after an Associated Press investigation found that state officials debated when to vaccinate prisoners, fearing that any decision could be deemed a “public relations nightmare.”
WPLN News uses Tennessee Department of Health data to track the spread of the coronavirus in Tennessee. These charts are updated weekly — and sometimes more often — to show trends in cases, hospitalizations and fatalities, as well as the age breakdown of cases and deaths.
Metro Schools is one of two Tennessee districts that have been mostly virtual since last March, and Nashville teachers have been caught in the middle of the tense debate over whether to reopen.
Nashville will be launching an education campaign and expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines in communities of color. Vaccination rates among Black and Hispanic Nashvillians have trailed that of white Nashvillians.
Prison deaths in Tennessee increased by nearly 60% in 2020, compared to the prior year. But COVID-19 directly accounted for only about half of them.
A woman from Watertown receives her COVID-19 vaccine just days after losing a beloved sister.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper says Tennessee lawmakers need to acknowledge the reality of the pandemic, rather than strip funding from districts that don’t return to in-person schooling.