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Nashville Mayor John Cooper orders closure of Non-Essential Businesses, People asked to Stay Home

 

City of NashvilleNashville, TN – Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements on Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, and other community partners:

Nashville Mayor John Cooper today announced the “Safer at Home Order,” issued by the Medical Director pursuant to the Metro Public Health Department’s declaration of a Health Emergency. This order closes non-essential businesses and encourages residents throughout Davidson County to stay home when possible and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for non-essential purposes.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper

Nashville Mayor John Cooper

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Efforts to Combat Coronavirus

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – I’m sure most of us never imagined a day when restaurants would stop seating customers, and the bars on Broadway would shutter. There is no sugarcoating it: we are living in uncertain times.

We’ve had to adjust our daily routines and make major changes to our lives. Federal, state, and local governments have all kicked into gear to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and support those adversely impacted by the fallout. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Department of Human Services begins In Person Services by Appointment Only, Monday

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking immediate steps to ensure access to critical services and benefits for customers while protecting the health of employees and the public in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

After a careful analysis of foot traffic and the health and safety guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19 provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Tennessee Department of Health, the TDHS has decided to move to appointment only for in person services beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Online and telephone services remain available to all Tennesseans.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Online and telephone services remain available to all Tennesseans.

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Hopkinsville Community College reports possible Coronavirus case

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) leadership was made aware that a college employee has received a presumptive positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to the Christian County Health Department, the test is categorized as presumptive due to the fact that the test was given at a new testing facility, which requires verification from the State.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Price Average drops below $2.00 per gallon

 

AAANashville, TNThe Tennessee gas price average is now less than $2.00 per gallon. Today’s state average of $1.97 is down 7 cents from Monday and 25 cents since March 1st, 2020 when the state average was $2.22.

“Even though the average price for gasoline in Tennessee has dropped to $1.97, many drivers are paying much less,” said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Crude oil prices are likely to remain low due to downward pressure from coronavirus (COVID-19) fears and the crude price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia. This should translate to even more savings at the pump for motorists.”

72% of Tennessee filling stations have sub-$2.00 gas prices. (AAA)

72% of Tennessee filling stations have sub-$2.00 gas prices. (AAA)

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center reports second Death in Tennessee from Coronavirus

 

Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashville, TN – On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, a second person in Tennessee has died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center statement.

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Coronavirus.

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FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDASilver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is actively and aggressively monitoring the market for any firms marketing products with fraudulent coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic, prevention and treatment claims as part of our ongoing efforts to protect public health during this pandemic.

As a result of these activities, the agency is beginning to see unauthorized fraudulent test kits that are being marketed to test for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the home.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 134 additional cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced that there are now 505 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee. That is up 143 cases from Saturday’s 371. Montgomery County confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) remains at three.

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Coronavirus

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models for Restaurants, Gyms; Lifts Alcohol Regulations

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models beginning at midnight CDT on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 until midnight CDT April 6th, 2020.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Dr. Manny Sethi Comments on Coronavirus Responses Being Debated in Congress

 

Dr. Manny SethiNashville, TN – Republican Senate candidate and conservative outsider Dr. Manny Sethi comments on Washington’s coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus plans being debated in Congress:

“I’m a doctor. I’ve been worried about this virus for months. I appreciate President Donald Trump’s effort to do something.”

Dr. Manny Sethi

Dr. Manny Sethi

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