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Tennessee National Guard reaches another milestone in COVID-19 testing

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Since March, the Tennessee National Guard has been working diligently alongside Tennessee’s Department of Health, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and various other state and local agencies to successfully administer COVID-19 Coronavirus tests to fellow Tennesseans.

By October 8th, 2020 Tennessee guardsmen have successfully tested over 400,000 of their fellow citizens.  

Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the COVID-19 testing site in Downtown Nashville.  (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the COVID-19 testing site in Downtown Nashville. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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Tennessee National Guard conducts over 300,000 COVID-19 Tests

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Soldiers and Airmen with the Tennessee National Guard, who are working diligently alongside Tennessee’s Department of Health, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and various other state and local agencies have successfully administered over 300,000 COVID-19 tests since March.

The service members are conducting testing at Remote Assessment Sites spread throughout the state’s three grand divisions. Due to the recent opening of Remote Assessment Sites in Anderson County, the number of these sites in Tennessee has increased to 21.

Tenenssee National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Medical conduct COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru testing site in Coffee County on April 19th.

Tenenssee National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Medical conduct COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru testing site in Coffee County on April 19th.

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Tennessee’s Community Colleges launch Fall Semester with a focus on Health, Safety

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – Tennessee’s community colleges are welcoming students back for fall semester, in a variety of class modalities and with a focus on keeping them healthy and safe as they continue their studies.

Eleven of the 13 community colleges start fall classes Monday (August 24th, 2020).  Northeast State Community College and Roane State Community College began classes this past week.

Students arrive at Roane State Community College for their first day of classes.

Students arrive at Roane State Community College for their first day of classes.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Penny Schwinn announce Additional Resources to Assist School Reopening Plans

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn announced today the State of Tennessee’s continued efforts to assist families, teachers, and districts as the 2020-2021 school year begin.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Unveils Safe Reopening Plan for Schools

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Tennessee’s recommendations to reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

“Providing parents a choice in their children’s education is incredibly important,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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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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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.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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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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Tennessee COVID-19 Testing this Weekend Exceeded Expectations

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced that more than 11,000 Tennesseans received free COVID-19 Cornavirus tests through the weekend efforts of COVID-19 Unified-Command Group to offer tests regardless of traditional symptoms.

The COVID-19 Unified-Command Group is a joint partnership between the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Department of Military and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

COVID-19 Unified-Command Group tests more than 11,000 Tennesseans this past weekend.

COVID-19 Unified-Command Group tests more than 11,000 Tennesseans this past weekend.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Safely Re-Opening America

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, President Donald Trump appointed a congressional task force to provide counsel on the re-opening of America. Since the day COVID-19 Coronavirus reached our shores, President Donald Trump’s resolve to defeat it has not wavered.

His administration has worked day and night to identify the most effective ways to keep the American people safe, from supplying health care workers with needed equipment to aiding small business owners through a volatile economic period. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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