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Lamar Alexander: Accelerating the development of COVID-19 testing technologies

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, May 7th, 2020, the U.S. Senate health committee I chair will hold a hearing with Dr. Francis Collins at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Dr. Gary Disbrow at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). 

This hearing will be an opportunity for senators to learn how NIH is working to create new technologies to produce the tens of millions of diagnostic tests we will need to contain COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Tennessee hospitals and clinics will receive an additional $179 million in funding made available through the CARES Act

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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APSU led face shields project joined by International consulting firm Ankura

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) GIS Center has been joined by Ankura, an expert services firm with an office in Nashville, in a statewide effort to produce face shields for frontline medical workers during the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis.

The Austin Peay State University GIS Center leads a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers. (APSU)

The Austin Peay State University GIS Center leads a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers. (APSU)

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Lamar Alexander: The Volunteer Spirit is on full display

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of those throughout East Tennessee and the Chattanooga-area who were impacted by severe storms this week.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)and local first responders have been working to clear debris, restore power, and provide assistance. Tennesseans are resilient, and we will all work together to help our communities rebuild and recover.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Tennesseans can now be tested for COVID-19 Coronavirus, regardless of traditional symptoms. To learn more and find a testing site near you, visit the governor’s website

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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APSU student Michael Hunter built Face Shield Prototype within hours of Governor’s Request

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Tennessee Governor Bill Lee last month asked colleges and universities if they could help make protective equipment for Tennessee’s health care workers, an Austin Peay State University (APSU) student had a prototype face shield built later the same day. 

Austin Peay State University student Michael Hunter has helped print more than 27,000 disposable face shields since Tennessee Governor Bill Lee's request. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University student Michael Hunter has helped print more than 27,000 disposable face shields since Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s request. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University students step up to help GIS Center ‘help those who are protecting us’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Tennessee Governor Bill Lee last month asked colleges and universities if they could help make protective equipment for health care workers, Austin Peay State University (APSU) students answered the call. 

Elijah Henderson tests a mask at the Austin Peay State University GIS Center. (APSU)

Elijah Henderson tests a mask at the Austin Peay State University GIS Center. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University GIS Center hopes to produce 3D-printed Respiratory Face Masks in addition to Face Shields

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – While still leading a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers battling the spread of coronavirus in Tennessee, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center has taken on another potentially life-saving project. 

Austin Peay State University’s GIS Center is designing prototype face mask respirators for frontline medical workers. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s GIS Center is designing prototype face mask respirators for frontline medical workers. (APSU)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #10

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Wednesday, April 1st, 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 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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Austin Peay State University GIS Center leads statewide effort to produce face shields to combat Coronavirus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) GIS Center is leading a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers battling the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee.

Ben Meisch and Austin Peay State University GIS Center Project Manager Doug Catellier examine a 3D printer at work on a shield frame. (APSU)

Ben Meisch and Austin Peay State University GIS Center Project Manager Doug Catellier examine a 3D printer at work on a shield frame. (APSU)

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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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