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Americans need help Now, Democrats must stop Blocking It

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump is marshaling every resource at America’s disposal to fight against the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He’s grateful to our nation’s local leaders, doctors, nurses, law enforcement, and first responders who are waging this battle on the ground.
 
They need all the help they can get—and so do American workers and businesses. Every American family deserves immediate relief and certainty in this difficult time.

President Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Attorney General William Barr, signs an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging

President Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Attorney General William Barr, signs an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging

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Tennessee’s Community, Technical Colleges assist in project to help protect Health Professionals

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are playing a major role in a crash project by the state’s public higher education system to manufacture face shields to help protect Tennessee health professionals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Using 3D printers, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Elizabethton, Jackson, Morristown, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville,  and Jackson State and Pellissippi State community colleges manufactured 858 headbands from Saturday through Monday afternoon that will be used for plastic face shields.

Effort produces over 1500 pieces of protective equipment in three days.

Effort produces over 1500 pieces of protective equipment in three days.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #4

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, March 23rd, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts around coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to coronavirus (COVID-19) updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Mayors issue orders Limiting Activity

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts announced Monday coordinated executive orders directing residents in Clarksville-Montgomery County to limit the size of social gatherings and restrict certain business operations.

The orders declare a Civil Emergency, expanding actions taken earlier by both mayors to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by limiting gatherings and in-person contact.

Clarksville-Montgomery County declares Civil Emergency declared to fight spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Clarksville-Montgomery County declares Civil Emergency declared to fight spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee setups COVID-19 Unified Command

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, March 23rd, 2020,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee established the coronavirus COVID-19 Unified Command, a joint effort to be led by Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, to streamline coordination across the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Military.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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City of Clarksville reports more work planned on Downtown Parking Lot

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Monday, March 23rd, 2020 the City of Clarksville announced repair work will continue this week on the Cumberland Plaza parking lot on Second Street across from the Montgomery County Courts Complex.

Cumberland Plaza surface lot to be closed for two days.

Cumberland Plaza surface lot to be closed for two days.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 110 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has announced that there are now 615 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee as of Monday, March 23rd, 2020. That is up 110 cases from Sunday’s 505. Montgomery County confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) remains at three.

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Coronavirus

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White House Announces New Partnership to Unleash U.S. Supercomputing Resources to Fight Coronavirus

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – The White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide coronavirus (COVID-19) researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.

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Congress unable to pass Coronavirus Stimulus Plan to Give Cash to Families

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “Congress was unable to reach an agreement Sunday on a $1 trillion-plus stimulus package that gives cash to families and keeps small businesses afloat during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” Tom Howell Jr. writes in The Washington Times.
 
“This national crisis is not going to wait around if Congress slips back into conventional politics or haggles endlessly over the finer points,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said.

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FDA Issues first Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus Diagnostic

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDASilver Spring, MD –  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the first emergency use authorization for a point-of-care coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic for the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test.

“The test we’re authorizing today will be able to provide Americans with results within hours, rather than days like the existing tests, and the company plans to roll it out by March 30th, which is an incredibly rapid timeline for such an effort,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar

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