Tennessee’s Department of Education says it is not issuing new guidance to schools, despite Gov. Bill Lee’s newest pleas to mask up and let employees work from home. This comes as school districts are debating how they’ll return from winter break. Rutherford County administrators won’t decide until early January whether the district adopts a hybrid model. […]
The state has reported more than 20,000 new COVID cases, in just the past couple of days. More than 1 in 5 tests are now coming back positive.
As Tennessee healthcare facilities continue to battle understaffing, the state says it will activate the National Guard to step into the gap as hospital nurses, ambulance drivers and COVID testers.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, Tennessee has its worst numbers yet during the pandemic, and it’s not alone. Every state except Hawaii is battling another surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Nearly half of the nation — 22 states, along with Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands — have placed […]
In a sea of new daily COVID cases, health officials are often looking for clusters — a group of cases linked to a particular time and place. But what can be even harder to figure out is how each outbreak spreads from its source and spawns even more clusters in the region.
Tennessee has been chosen as one of four states in Pfizer’s pilot program to deliver its coronavirus vaccine. The drug company announced last week that its vaccine had been more than 90% effective in phase three trials.
Tennessee counties that aren’t mandating masks are reporting death rates at least twice as high as those requiring face coverings, according to new research published Tuesday by Vanderbilt University.
Tennessee just reached its highest single-day count of new COVID cases — with nearly 6,000 reported Monday. That’s after health officials reported more than 8,000 new cases over the weekend as the pandemic escalates nationwide.
The peak of the pandemic may feel like it passed months ago in Tennessee. But the state just had its highest one-day total for newly reported deaths from COVID-19 — 63 people lost, according to Thursday’s state update. To date, the virus has killed 2,705 Tennesseans.
COVID-19 has caused widespread damage to the economy — so wide that it can be easy to overlook how unevenly households are suffering. But new polling out Wednesday reveals households that have either had COVID-19 or have someone with a disability or special needs are much more likely to also be hurting financially.