Life has not returned to normal in time for the Labor Day weekend. But many local governments are lifting restrictions to resuscitate tourism activity and rescue small businesses.
Metro Nashville spends close to $1 million a year on current and former councilmembers health insurance — a perk they can get for life if they serve eight years. But a proposal before the Metro Council would greatly curb the benefit.
Visitations technically resumed in June, but very few facilities could meet the strict health guidelines. State officials say they’re looking for ways to relax restrictions in the coming weeks.
When Darius Settles died from COVID-19 on the Fourth of July, his family and the city of Nashville were shocked. A WPLN News investigation into his death finds that uninsured COVID-19 patients are rarely being told that cost shouldn’t be a concern.
State Rep. Bill Beck is now the second Democrat to turn up sick with COVID-19 following the recent special session of the state legislature.
Starting Monday, Vanderbilt University will require all students to be tested weekly for COVID-19, according to an email sent out Thursday morning by provost Susan Wente.
Starting Tuesday, Nashville will allow weddings, funerals and other ceremonies up to 125 people, so long as attendees are masked when standing.
Researchers in Boston have calculated that an international meeting of Biogen’s leaders in late February may have caused a cascade of 20,000 coronavirus cases in Massachusetts and even more in other states.
It’s been a point of pride in Nashville’s health care community just how many companies trace their roots back to HCA. It’s locally known as the “family tree.” And that tight-knit business community has generated more wealth in Nashville than any other industry. But it’s also failed to build critical diversity within its upper ranks.
Nashville recorded one of its lowest daily totals for coronavirus cases in the last three months. On Sunday, the city had just 36 new cases and no new deaths.