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Vice President Mike Pence announces New Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Vice Mike President Pence has announced five new individuals to the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

The announcement comes as the Task Force enters a new phase, which is focused on getting Americans back to work and allowing businesses to re-open.

The Task Force continues to review data that indicates positive signs that Americans’ efforts helped slow the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. The New Orleans, New York City, and Detroit Metropolitan areas all experienced between 70 – 90 percent reductions in confirmed cases (on a 7-day rolling average basis).

United States Vice President Mike Pence. (D. Myles Cullen)

United States Vice President Mike Pence. (D. Myles Cullen)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Illegally Imported Livestock is a Risk to All

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is reminding citizens that illegally importing livestock to Tennessee can have wide-reaching negative effects for us all.

Livestock producers, dealers, and citizens must adhere to state and federal import requirements for any livestock shipped into Tennessee.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture says bring livestock into the state illegally presents health risk for everyone.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture says bring livestock into the state illegally presents health risk for everyone.

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AAA reports COVID-19 Pandemic Will Suppress Memorial Day Travel but Travelers Already Planning Future Trips

 

AAANashville, TN – For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast, as the accuracy of the economic data used to create the forecast has been undermined by COVID-19 Coronavirus. The annual forecast – which estimates the number of people traveling over the holiday weekend – will return next year.

Anecdotal reports suggest fewer people will hit the road compared to years past for what is considered the unofficial start of the summer travel season.

When it is safe to travel, AAA expects vacationers will explore America's backyard. (AAA)

When it is safe to travel, AAA expects vacationers will explore America’s backyard. (AAA)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 318 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, May 16th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Saturday, May 16th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 17,288 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee. That is an increase of 318 cases from Friday’s 16,970. There have been 295 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

One new case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has been reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 204. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Lisa Barron talks teacher education on national podcast

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2013, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Eriksson College of Education became one of the first schools in the country to prepare its students for a new teacher assessment program known as edTPA. 

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Lisa Barron. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Lisa Barron. (APSU)

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Tennessee Driver Services Centers to begin phased reopening, May 18th

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) announces how Driver Services Centers will operate beginning this Monday, May 18th, 2020.

Tennessee Driver Services Centers to offer select services beginning May 18th.

Tennessee Driver Services Centers to offer select services beginning May 18th.

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: May 16th, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today continued to take action in the ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

Today, the FDA issued an updated At-A-Glance that provides a quick look at facts, figures and highlights of agency’s response efforts. 

The FDA issued a Consumer Update, Coronavirus Testing Basics, to provide information about the different types of tests available and the steps involved in obtaining results. 

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Coronavirus.

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APSU Athletes continue success in classroom during Coronavirus pandemic

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes continued their recent string of success in the classroom, the department announcing its 297 athletes combined to post a 3.292 grade-point average during the Spring 2020 semester.

It is the sixth consecutive semester the APSU athletics department has posted a 3.0 GPA or better and the eighth time in department history. In addition, each of the 15 varsity teams recorded a 3.0 GPA for the second consecutive semester.

“I must commend all of our student-athletes for their accomplishments in the classroom,” said APSU Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison.

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NASA Engineers create Coronavirus Ventilator prototype

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – On April 30th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved VITAL for a ventilator Emergency Use Authorization. Developed in just 37 days by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in response to the coronavirus pandemic, VITAL (short for Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) wouldn’t replace current hospital ventilators, which can treat a broader range of medical issues.

Designed specifically for COVID-19 Coronavirus patients, the prototype is composed of far fewer parts than traditional ventilators and is intended to last three to four months.

Clockwise from bottom left: Brandon Metz, Shaunessy Grant, Michael Johnson, Dave Van Buren, Michelle Easter and Patrick Degrosse are among dozens of engineers at JPL involved in creating VITAL, a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Clockwise from bottom left: Brandon Metz, Shaunessy Grant, Michael Johnson, Dave Van Buren, Michelle Easter and Patrick Degrosse are among dozens of engineers at JPL involved in creating VITAL, a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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