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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Tennessee Business Relief Program

 

$200 Million Available for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Coronavirus

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Governor Randy McNally, House Speaker Cameron Sexton, and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced a new relief program for Tennessee businesses affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The Tennessee Business Relief Program will direct approximately $200 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds through the Department of Revenue directly to small businesses that qualify.

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College System of Tennessee supports Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education for health and safety of students, faculty, staff and public on campus

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – The College System of Tennessee fully supports the Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education, an array of guidelines and best practices for the health and safety of campus communities while continuing high-quality instruction during the COVID-19 Coronavirus era, Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said.

The Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education was released by Governor Bill Lee’s Economic Recovery Group.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Mobilizes National Guard Across the State

 

Governor Calls for Further Investigation into Nashville Unrest

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Following incidents of violence in downtown Nashville, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced that the Tennessee National Guard will remain mobilized across the state and that the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in coordination with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement authorities, will launch an investigation into unlawful incidents that occurred overnight.

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APSU’s military adviser helps shape Tennessee’s response during Coronavirus Crisis

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Since Tennessee Governor Bill Lee picked him to serve as chief of staff on Tennessee’s COVID-19 Unified Command, retired Brig. Gen. Scott Brower has helped guide the state’s coronavirus response.

Austin Peay State University military adviser Brig. Gen. Scott Brower. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University military adviser Brig. Gen. Scott Brower. (APSU)

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Lamar Alexander: Tennessee University Presidents are working overtime to go back to school in August, go back safely

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced additional federal funding this week for Tennessee. More than $7 million is now headed to 143 rural health clinics across Tennessee to help expand access to COVID-19 Coronavirus testing in rural communities. 

Those in East Tennessee who were affected by the tornadoes on April 12th-13th: The deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance is June 23rd. To apply for assistance, you can click here or do so by phone: 1.800.621.3362 or TTY 800.462.7585.

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Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group Issues Updated Guidance for Restaurants, Retail, Allows for Large Attractions to Open

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee continues to advance the state’s reopening plan under the Tennessee Pledge, as the Economic Recovery Group issued updated guidelines for restaurants and retail, along with new guidelines that enable attractions and larger venues to reopen with social distancing and capacity restrictions on or after Friday, May 22nd, 2020.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces Final Awards for Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants

 

29 Tennessee Hospitals Receive Grants to Mitigate COVID-19 Coronavirus Financial Impact

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Tuesday, May 19th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the final distribution of $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support smaller hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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Lamar Alexander: Tennessee students need to return in the Fall

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, I chaired a hearing in the Senate health committee with key administration officials and COVID-19 task force members to explore what federal, state and local governments need to do to get Americans back work and back to school. You can read more about that hearing below. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tennessee will receive more than $155 million to support COVID-19 Coronavirus testing and contact tracing across the state. Tennessee has done more testing than most states, but even more testing is key to ensuring folks are safe as they go back to work and back to school.

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Tennessee Economic Recovery Group to Lift Capacity Restrictions on Restaurants, Retail, Allow for Large Attractions to Open

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – As Tennessee continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, the state’s Economic Recovery Group announced today it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on social distancing best practices effective May 22nd, 2020 and issue guidelines to facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22nd.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee lays out Next Steps for Unified-Command Group

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced next steps for the COVID-19 Unified-Command Group as Stuart McWhorter departs the administration at the end of May to go back to the private sector and to take on a senior advisory role at Clemson University.

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