A Nashville has temporarily closed one of its public health centers in response to an employee testing positive for the coronavirus.
Unmasked employees and visitors are officially barred from Nashville’s government buildings. That’s according to a new executive order from the mayor’s office, which requires anyone “inside any building or indoor space that is owned, managed, or leased” by Metro to wear a face covering.
As Nashville starts to reopen, the Metro Public Health Department says it’s taking enforcement seriously. This past weekend, the city made its first arrest for a violation of COVID-19 public health orders. A homeless man tried to escape a mandatory quarantine at the Nashville Fairgrounds emergency shelter, where more than 100 people have tested positive […]
Nashville will begin to ease some “Safer at Home” restrictions Monday, even as new cases of the coronavirus continue to rise. Mayor John Cooper says the health benchmarks officials have been watching aren’t perfect, but that the city has earned a “passing grade” to start the first phase of Metro’s “Roadmap for Reopening.”
Listen / Tennesseans appear to back stricter regulations on smoking, according to a poll released Tuesday by anti-smoking advocates. The statewide survey asked whether residents support raising the tobacco age and banning smoking in public places. And a sizeable and bipartisan majority said yes.
Listen / Childhood trauma is costing Tennessee billions of dollars a year as those kids become adults with health complications. The Sycamore Institute has released a study showing a hefty price in medical bills and missed work, much of it caused by a familiar problem — smoking.
Listen / Don’t discard a lengthy health survey landing in Nashville mailboxes — so says the organization counting on getting thousands of responses.
Listen / Nashville health officials say it’s time to take the city’s temperature. They’re launching a county-wide survey of more than 12,000 residents to get a baseline view of health-related behaviors, chronic conditions and preventative health care practices.