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.
Immigrant and refugee households have represented an outsized share of coronavirus cases in Nashville. But the city is still playing catch-up to provide critical services to contain the spread of COVID-19, especially among Spanish speakers.
Gov. Bill Lee has asked the Tennessee General Assembly to meet in a special session next week to pass some COVID-19 related bills that previously failed during the regular session. The legislature will also debate measures that address the protestors at the Tennessee Capitol and its grounds. The session is scheduled to start at 4 […]
The city recorded a rise of 771 new cases in the past day. That’s an 18 percent positive rate out of the more than 14,000 people who were tested last week.
Metro Nashville Public Schools will distribute laptops and internet access to all public school students, Mayor John Cooper said Monday. Cooper said he is requesting $24 million of the federal Cares Act money from the Metro Council for the rollout, which he says will provide the district with roughly 90,000 laptops and 17,000 mobile internet […]
Nashville is staying in Phase 2 of reopening after seeing cases of the coronavirus trend upward, officials said Monday. Alex Jahangir, chairman of Metro Nashville’s Board of Health, said the decision to pause re-opening was not taken lightly. “This doesn’t mean that we’re regressing. It doesn’t mean we’re going back to Phase 1. It […]
Hundreds gathered at Tennessee’s state capitol on Sunday to protest the governor’s stay-at-home order. Horns blared from cars on Charlotte Avenue while protesters held signs with slogans like “freedom is essential.” Participants in the “FreeTN” demonstration join thousands across the country who oppose executive orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and who want […]