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A laboratory backlog in COVID-19 test processing that has caused statewide delays in results reporting may be deterring people from getting tests, Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said Thursday afternoon. 

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Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday said the Department of Health is working on a framework to collect data and track cases of COVID-19 in schools across the state after Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey last week said the state would not do so in compliance with personal privacy laws.

Gov. Bill Lee on Monday called the House and Senate back to Nashville for a special session — the second time he has done so in his less than two years in office.

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The economic woes of the COVID-19 pandemic will persist along with the virus in Tennessee despite billions of dollars in federal aid, according to a new report by the Sycamore Institute analyzing the distribution of relief funds in the Volunteer State.

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Williamson County overall positive COVID-19 cases are still rising and have crossed the 2,000 threshold, with 129 new reported cases coming through Wednesday from the Tennessee Department of Health.The total tally is now at 2,119 overall in Williamson. Two more people have died in the county…

Williamson County cases continue to spike as July rolls on, with 95 new positive cases being recorded as of Wednesday by the state. 

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Earlier this month, the management of a Marriott hotel in Orlando made a decision that wouldn’t come as a surprise to many. With COVID-19 cases in Florida and around the country rising again, the hotel decided against hosting the EntreLeadership Summit, or at least declined to do so on terms…

In Williamson County, overall positive cases stood at 1,420, up 80 from Monday's tally of 1,340. 15 people have died, and 20,571 negative tests have been conducted thus far, per the state

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Williamson County cases jumped into the 900s Friday to 912 overall per the state, 38 up from Thursday's tally (874). Since the daily tallies on Wednesday, the county has seen 102 new reported cases of the virus. 

14 county residents have died from the virus, and 15,603 negative tests have been conducted thus far. 

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Beginning on Monday, June 29, The Williamson County Health Department's drive-through COVID-19 testing and mask distribution site at the Williamson County Agricultural Center will change their testing times to 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

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Williamson County saw its 14th death from the virus reported Tuesday, per the state, with overall cases reported at 813. 14,672 negative tests have been conducted thus far. 

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As the Tennessee General Assembly concluded its legislative business for the year early on the morning of June 19, members' attention turned not to their re-election campaigns or summer holidays but to how quickly they could return to the Capitol.

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Williamson County is at 767 cases overall, with 12 deaths and 13,657 negative tests conducted, per the state. 

The House and Senate are briskly advancing a bill that would protect businesses, schools and other institutions from coronavirus-related litigation.

Though most Tennesseans approve of government leaders’ response to COVID-19, one’s political party can in part predict whether a Tennessean is fearful of the disease.

A Nashville judge has ruled that the state must provide all registered voters the option to vote by mail amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the state’s decision not to offer absentee ballots to those fearful of being exposed to the virus posed an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right …

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Williamson County stands at 552 overall cases, per the state. There have been 10 deaths and 9,387 negative tests conducted thus far. 

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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.

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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.