At least four school districts in Middle Tennessee that recently reopened are now struggling with new cases of coronavirus. This has caused some of their schools to close until further notice. But Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey says that might be an overreaction.
Lee told reporters the state is working on a plan to make the information public while protecting the privacy of teachers and students.
Dr. Deborah Birx told reporters Monday that Tennessee could be in a good position to battle the latest wave of COVID-19. The White House coronavirus response coordinator said the main way to accomplish this is for Tennesseans to wear masks and the state to shut down its bars.
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee continue rising, state officials are again stressing the importance of wearing masks. On Wednesday, the state reported 1,806 new cases of coronavirus. Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey told reporters that the growth cannot be attributed to just more testing.
Mask wearing has become another source of division in Tennessee and across the U.S.
Tennessee health officials say they are taking extra steps to remove barriers for Hispanic people needing access to COVID-19 testing and care.
All but a handful of the more than 2,600 Tennessee inmates who tested positive for the coronavirus have since recovered, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Correction. But four new cases — including one hospitalization — at the Northwest Correctional Complex have prompted another round of mass testing. All inmates and staff at […]
Mass testing at two Tennessee prisons has uncovered nearly 2,000 cases of the coronavirus behind bars so far.
There have been 37 COVID-19 related deaths in the state’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
Prisons have become the latest hot spot for the coronavirus in Tennessee. Officials announced Monday that more than 170 positive results have been confirmed at four correctional facilities. But only a fraction of the prison population is being tested.