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Marsha Blackburn, Martha McSally to Introduce the Stop COVID Act to Hold China Accountable for the Spread of the Coronavirus

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) will introduce the Stop China-Originated Viral Infectious Diseases (COVID) Act to ensure the Chinese Communist Party faces consequences for its role in spreading the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The Stop COVID Act will empower Americans to sue China in United States court and seek compensation for the devastating harm the deadly virus has caused to the economy and human life.  

“China’s Communist Party must face consequences for its role in the origin and spread of the coronavirus,” said Senator Blackburn. “The costs are devastating: trillions of dollars in economic damage, more than 22 million American jobs lost, and over 150,000 deaths worldwide and counting.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #22

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Tuesday, April  21st, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences will resume next Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm CT and can be viewed here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 Coronavirus updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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City of Clarksville extends “Shelter at Home” Order

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Montgomery County and Clarksville City governments extended for a fourth consecutive week the Emergency and Executive orders directing citizens to practice social distancing and shelter at home except when engaging in essential activities or services.

Non-essential activity still prohibited, but Mayors begin work on plans for reopening.

Non-essential activity still prohibited, but Mayors begin work on plans for reopening.

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Austin Peay State University’s nursing students’ optimism perseveres during Coronavirus Crisis

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic rages across the world, more than 300 nursing students continue their studies at Austin Peay State University (APSU), all with the goal of hanging their graduation photos along the halls of the McCord Building on campus. 

We spoke to four nursing students recently who shared their thoughts about a career that has the world’s focus during the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis. 

Austin Peay State University nursing student Adrienne Conover. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University nursing student Adrienne Conover. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Correction Donates Protective Masks

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionHenning, TN – As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to affect the world and the communities we work and live in, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is doing its part to help combat this pandemic.  The TDOC offender population at West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) has stepped up to manufacture and donate PPE’s across the state.

West Tennessee State Penitentiary inmates manufacture cloth face masks to help combat COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

West Tennessee State Penitentiary inmates manufacture cloth face masks to help combat COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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Montgomery County Health Department warns citizens of COVID-19 Testing Scam

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department was made aware of multiple scammer calls that went out from the health department phone number today. The callers are contacting people to let them know they can receive the results of their COVID-19 test if they share their social security number.

The act of stealing a local or trusted number is known as spoofing.

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Austin Peay State University’s Govs Give Back starts Today

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – In lieu of the annual three days of giving surrounding Govs Give, Austin Peay State University (APSU) is asking you to give back during these times of uncertainty.

Govs Give Back began Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 with the aim of helping students around Austin Peay State University impacted by COVID-19 Coronavirus. Every corner of our campus has been impacted by the ongoing pandemic; this initiative is designed to provide urgent financial assistance for students-athletes who have recently suffered economic, medical or other hardships.

Please visit givetoapsu.com/GGBAthletics; any assistance is appreciated.

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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett Extends Emergency Executive Orders through April 29th

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed Emergency Executive Order #7 for the extension of the declaration of the State of Emergency allowed under TCA 58-2-110, that went into effect March 17th as well as existing Emergency Executive Orders #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for an additional seven days.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Test for Patient At-Home Sample Collection

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDASilver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first diagnostic test with a home collection option for COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Specifically, the FDA re-issued the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) COVID-19 RT-PCR Test to permit testing of samples self-collected by patients at home using LabCorp’s Pixel by LabCorp COVID-19 Test home collection kit.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 156 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, April 21st, 2020

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 7,394 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee as of Tuesday, April 21st, 2020. That is an increase of 156 cases from Monday’s 7,238. There have been 157 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

Two new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total number is now at 124. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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