Washington, D.C. – More help is on the way for Tennesseans in the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus. This week, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law legislation to provide an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program to continue to make loans to small businesses, $75 billion for hospitals, and $25 billion to strengthen COVID-19 testing.
With money made available in the CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending an additional $3.2 million to the Tennessee Department of Health to help small, rural hospitals across Tennessee as we continue the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Tennessee Department of Education, University of Tennessee to Provide COVID-Related Professional Development for Tennessee Principals
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Educational Leadership are partnering to provide virtual professional learning opportunities to principals to support them in addressing the immediate challenges facing schools as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic during these tumultuous and uncertain times.
Fort Campbell, KY – The staff of Morale, Welfare and Recreation remain determined to do as much as they can to continue their mission of supporting Fort Campbell’s Army Family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following COVID-19 Coronavirus protocols of social distancing, MWR facilities were closed to slow the spread of the virus. Through innovation, the staff created ways to engage Families at the Robert F. Sink Memorial Library with craft giveaways and serve patrons their favorites dishes from on-post eateries with a new service called MWR to Go.
Nashville, TN – According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, farmers across Tennessee say sweet and juicy strawberries are ready for harvest despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus effect on consumers.
While picking your own berries from the field will not be the same this year, you will still find the freshest fruit by going straight to the source.
Nashville, TN – On Sunday, April 26th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 9,667 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee. That is an increase of 478 cases from Saturday’s 9,189. There have been 181 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
Another two new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total number is now at 136. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
Tennessee Unemployment Rate Drops in Nearly Two-Thirds of the Counties, Does Not Reflect Full Impact of COVID-19
March Unemployment Figures do not Include End of Month Business Closures
Nashville, TN – Newly released unemployment data shows the jobless rate dropped in two-thirds of Tennessee’s 95 counties during March 2020.
The unemployment data for the month does not take into account the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus health emergency.
Seattle, WA – Home sales slipped and the number of homes listed for sale plunged as the United States COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis turned into a national emergency in March, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.
However, the U.S. median home sale price continued to increase, gaining 7.1% year over year and 3.3% month over month to $303,200.
Clarksville, TN – Gateway Chamber Orchestra is once again participating in The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work and directly improving the community around them. This is the fourth year that Gateway Chamber Orchestra is taking part in the event.
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has announced the upcoming 2020 deployment to Afghanistan of B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
“The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade is proud to provide superior aviation support,” said Col. Matthew Weinshel, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. “Our Wings of Destiny Soldiers remain ready to accomplish any mission our nation asks of them. We look forward to building upon the success of the brigade and the 101st Airborne Division while working with our allies and partners.”
Florida – Before NASA’s mighty Space Launch System (SLS) rocket can blast off from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center to send the Orion spacecraft into lunar orbit, teams across the country conduct extensive testing on all parts of the system. Guiding that effort at the Florida spaceport are NASA test directors, or NTDs.
NTDs within the Exploration Ground Systems program are in charge of flight and ground hardware testing in Kennedy’s Launch Control Center firing rooms 1 and 2, where activities involved with preparing rockets, spacecraft and payloads for space can be controlled from computer terminals.
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