A 30-year-old charity clinic in Nashville opened its first satellite location on Tuesday. And it just so happens to be in one of the zip codes hardest hit by COVID-19.
For most of the coronavirus pandemic, Nashville’s biggest hot spot for new cases has been in South Nashville — home to a large international community. But it’s taken city officials weeks to ramp up efforts that connect immigrants and refugees to the resources they need.
Gov. Bill Lee has a little over a month to decide whether Tennessee will continue allowing the resettlement of refugees. The decision was prompted by an executive order issued by President Trump in September, which asks both states and cities to “consent in writing” if they want to continue refugee resettlements.