Representative Mark Green Joins Oversight Republicans in Demanding Answers on Kennedy Center Layoffs
Washington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, Representative Mark Green joined other Oversight Committee Republicans in demanding answers after the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts furloughed its employees despite receiving $25 million from Congress.
In the letter, Oversight Members expressed their concern regarding the Kennedy Center’s decision to furlough over 700 of its administrative, part-time, and hourly workers. These layoffs, whether temporary or not, are completely contrary to the spirit of the CARES Act and are very concerning to Congress.
Dublin, Ireland – Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading throughout the world and vaccine developers have responded with unprecedented speed.
Since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) genome sequence was released in January, human trials of Moderna’s vaccine candidate have already begun.
Non-essential activity still prohibited in fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County and Clarksville City governments extended on Tuesday the Emergency and Executive orders directing citizens to practice social distancing and shelter at home except when engaging in essential activities or services.
Nashville, TN – Today, Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.
Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates which can be found here.
London – Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.
Published by award-winning independent children’s book publisher, Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the publishing company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
Bi-County Solid Waste Management changes operational hours for Good Friday due to High Drop-off Demands
Montgomery County, TN – Bi-County Solid Waste Management has amended their operation hours on Good Friday due to the increased volume of materials from residents staying home working on home improvement projects and cleaning due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) shelter at home orders.
“The entire Bi-County operation, including all convenience centers, were initially scheduled to be closed on Good Friday as we have done in previous years,” stated Bi-County Director Mark Neblett.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, signed Emergency Executive Order #5 today, Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 as a required formality for the extension of the Declaration of the State of Emergency allowed under TCA 58-2-110, that went into effect March 17th, 2020 as well as existing Emergency Executive Orders #1, #2, #3 and #4.
This means that the original declaration of a state of emergency, as well as the emergency orders that followed, have been extended, as allowed by law, for an additional seven days beginning April 8th at 12:01am and ending April 15th, at which time evaluation to further extend the orders will be determined.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 4,138 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee as of Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. That is up 336 cases from Monday’s 3,802. There have been seventy two deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
There have been eleven new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Montgomery County bringing the total up to sixty five. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
Clarksville, TN – In the months before the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of high school students visited Austin Peay State University (APSU) to take campus tours.
Now, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines for social distancing limiting such interactions, the APSU Admissions Office is being more creative in showing off what campus has to offer.
Clarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries will temporarily offer services in Dover, Tennessee in response to an increased need for food in Stewart County.
Beginning Tuesday, April 14th, Manna Café Ministries will distribute food boxes to community members in need of assistance. This will continue every Tuesday from 10:00am–4:00pm through the end of May.
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