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The team leading Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery strategy has announced it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail stores and allow large recreation facilities to reopen in 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, including Williamson, effective May 22.Metro Nashville, alongside Sh…

State health officials are transitioning their COVID-19 testing strategy to focus on vulnerable populations through high-yield mass testing initiatives lasting the duration of this month.

More than 330 complaints describing dangerous working conditions related to COVID-19 have been submitted to the state since March 1, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Those reports led to a more than doubling of complaints about dangerous working conditions vers…

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Tennessee has taken one of the most aggressive approaches to reopen its economy in the country, having reopened most nonessential businesses last week with personal care business, such as salons and barbershops, set to reopen this week.

The City of Brentwood has relaunched its Interactive Restaurant Map to now feature dine-in options.The map will tell the public which businesses are offering dine-in, online, takeout and delivery options.The city originally launched the initiative in March to encouraging the community to con…

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Backers of the Iroquois Steeplechase have called off the 2020 running of their storied racing event in the face of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings.

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 8,726 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 460 cases from the number on Thursday afternoon. This marks the third day in a row Tennessee saw a daily increase above 400 cases, but state health officials contend they are still seeing a 14-day d…

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Gov. Bill Lee on Friday detailed a social contract he is calling “The Tennessee Pledge” — the guidelines under which he is encouraging most of the state’s restaurants and retail establishments to reopen next week.

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 7,842 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 424 cases from the number on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 7,842 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 448 cases from the number on Tuesday afternoon, and the largest daily increase in cases since the start of the pandemic. 

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Gov. Bill Lee announced on Monday a phased reopening of nonessential businesses starting next week with continued social distancing restrictions, including staying six feet apart and discouraging gatherings of 10 people or more. 

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The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 7,238 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 168 cases from the number on Sunday afternoon. Of those people, 730 individuals have been hospitalized and 152 people have died, up six and four in 24 hours, respectively.

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The Williamson County Health Department, in partnership with the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency, has relocated COVID-19 drive-through testing locations to the Williamson County Agricultural Center after an increased community turnout for testing.

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 6,079 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 256 cases from the figure of Tuesday afternoon. Of them, 663 individuals have been hospitalized and 135 people have died, up 30 and 26 in 24 hours.Nearly 2,000 test results have been processed and r…

As part of the CARES Act that was passed in attempt to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service sent out stimulus money via direct deposits to millions of Americans today.

Health officials have warned that reopening businesses without widespread COVID-19 testing would result in a new surge of cases, and state officials are seeking to ramp up capacity to meet the need.

The cost to equip a medical provider with personal protective gear at one Tennessee hospital has increased 12-fold, from $2 to $25, in the past month, according to Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton. 

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Gov. Bill Lee on Monday announced that he was extending his stay at home order, which was set to expire Tuesday, through the end of the month.

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The State of Tennessee released a report on Friday that detailed 10 nursing homes, assisted care living facilities and residential homes for the aged that have had two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases for either residents or staff.

A national shortage of supplies and backups at labs had for weeks delayed statewide COVID-19 case reporting, leaving the numbers unrepresentative of the actual scope of the spread. This is still the case in many ways, as testing is limited to patients exhibiting symptoms and anti-body testin…

Tennessee has confirmed 4,634 COVID-19 cases in 87 of the state's 95 counties, up 272 cases from the number on Wednesday. Of the cases, 505 people are hospitalized and 94 have died, up 56 and 15 in the past 24 hours, respectively.

Scientists from HCA Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Thursday detailed new, Nashville- and Tennessee-specific coronavirus models that predict peak pandemic in May or June, depending on whether precautions are loosened or intensified.

Tennessee leadership is looking to ramp up COVID-19 testing even more in the coming weeks, according to Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, through new technology developed to streamline the case-identification process. 

Public health officials in cities around the country have identified a disturbing trend: Black COVID-19 patients are being hospitalized and dying at a rate disproportionate to their share of the population.

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The Tennessee State Public Laboratory has received its first shipment of new test kits from Abbott Labs, with the kits able to detect COVID-19 in five minutes, Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Tennessee has confirmed 4,138 COVID-19 cases in 87 of the state's 95 counties, up 336 cases from Monday and the largest single-day increase in almost a week. Of the cases, 408 people are hospitalized and 72 have died, up 56 and seven in the past 24 hours, respectively.

Nissan, one of Middle Tennessee’s largest employers, is laying off thousands of workers as its U.S. factories lie silent because of the spread of COVID-19.

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Gov. Bill Lee’s administration is warning hospitals against the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, the drugs used to treat malaria that are now at the center of the national conversation on how to treat patients with symptoms of COVID-19.

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 The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 3,802 COVID-19 cases in 87 of the state's 95 counties, up 566 cases from Friday. Of the cases, 352 people are hospitalized and 65 have died, up 24 and 21 in the past 24 hours, respectively.

After experiencing a 35% decrease in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maury Regional Health has announced it will be furloughing 340 employees beginning next week.

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The Tennessee Department of Health has now confirmed 3,067 COVID-19 cases in 85 of the state's counties, up 222 cases from Thursday. Of the cases, 293 people are hospitalized and 37 have died, a day-to-day increase of 20 and five, respectively. The state reports 248 individuals have recovered.