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Lamar Alexander: Additional Help is on the Way to More than 85,000 Tennessee Small Businesses and Their Employees

 

Senate passes bill to make it easier to use Paycheck Protection Program loans, gives businesses 24 weeks to keep paychecks coming

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has released the following statement after the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act – bipartisan legislation he supported that provides the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) additional flexibility for the more than 85,000 Tennessee small businesses who have received forgivable loans through the program.      

“As of May 30th, the Small Business Administration had approved more than $8.8 billion in loans for 85,600 Tennessee businesses,” stated Senator Alexander.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 551 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, June 6th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 26,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee on Saturday, June 6th, 2020. That is an increase of 551 cases from Friday’s 25,520. There have been 417 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been no additional cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 287. There has been three deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Tennessee Department of Education announces Innovative Assessment Supports for 2020-21

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has announced a suite of free, optional assessment supports for the 2020-21 school year, which will be available to all districts this fall.

These supports are part of the department’s innovative assessment initiative as described in the Best for All strategic plan.  

Free, optional, high-quality assessment tools will support schools and districts in identifying and addressing student needs early in the school year

Free, optional, high-quality assessment tools will support schools and districts in identifying and addressing student needs early in the school year

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: June 6th, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Friday, May 5th, 2020, continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

The FDA issued an updated FDA COVID-19 Response At-A-Glance Summary that provides a quick look at facts, figures and highlights of the agency’s response efforts.

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Coronavirus.

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America is fixing its Justice System, ensuring that Justice is served

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Former NFL player Scott Turner became executive director of President Donald Trump’s White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council last year. The Council focuses on help for urban and economically distressed communities throughout our country.
 
Turner sat down with Fox News this morning, where he addressed the recent protests, riots, and other current events facing America and its cities.

President Donald Trump gives remarks at the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and FIRST STEP Act Celebration. (White House)

President Donald Trump gives remarks at the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and FIRST STEP Act Celebration. (White House)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Administration Releases Plan to Balance Budget

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s administration today outlined new spending plans for state government that reflect significant revenue reductions due to the economic impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine Quickly Proving to be a Daunting Task But Progress Still Expected

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Palm Beach, FL – Rapid development of a vaccine to prevent the global health crisis is a global imperative, and defining the stakes and potential hurdles is critical because regulatory and medical decisions are based on benefit/risk calculations.

The benefit of developing an effective vaccine is very high, and even greater if it can be deployed in time to prevent repeated or continuous epidemics.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 400 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, June 5th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Friday, June 5th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 25,520 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee . That is an increase of 400 cases from Thursday’s 25,120. There have been 408 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There has been one additional case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 287. There has been three deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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BE THE LIGHT: Marquee Lighting to be held at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Tuesday, June 9th

 

A Message from Roxy Regional Theatre Executive Director Ryan Bowie

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The world continues to be a crazy place, one of uncertainty and confusion for many. Over the last several months, the Roxy Regional Theatre has temporarily closed its doors and suspended productions, and will continue to do so for the next several months, to ensure the safety of our staff, talent and patrons during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

But here we are, still battling a virus that continues to kill innocent lives daily, facing another pandemic, INEQUALITY. In light of the events in Minneapolis, I found myself in utter disbelief that we, as a society, have not grown or changed in any way.

Roxy Regional Theatre Executive Director Ryan Bowie

Roxy Regional Theatre Executive Director Ryan Bowie

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: June 5th, 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 to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Today, the FDA issued a new video resource explaining the different categories of tests in the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus: diagnostic tests and antibody tests.

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