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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System releases Important School Reopening Update

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – Today, Friday, July 10th, 2020, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is announcing several important updates regarding reopening CMCSS schools for the 2020-21 school year.

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Tennesseans Now Able to Use SNAP Benefits to Buy Food Online

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Tennesseans who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to feed their families now have a new resource to help during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Tennessee for a pilot program that allows SNAP benefits to be used to buy food online with Amazon and Walmart. 

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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.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: May 23rd, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 continued to take action in the ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

Today, FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released recommendations to help address shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), cloth face coverings, disinfectants, and sanitation supplies in the food and agriculture industry during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. 

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Coronavirus.

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: May 21th, 2020

 

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the FDA announced that the agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the U.S. food and agriculture sector so that Americans can continue to have access to a safe and robust food supply.

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BACH Dietitians launch Nutrition Mini-Series for beneficiaries Sheltering at Home

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Nutrition Care Division representatives launched a four part mini-series to discuss basic nutrition and hydration, nutrition and immunity, fueling for fitness, and dietary supplements. The first segment is about seven minutes long and can be found on the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/BACH.FortCampbell

“There are a lot of factors that contribute to a Soldier’s overall readiness and nutrition is certainly one of them. We wanted to produce the series to continue to educate about nutrition and the different topics that relate to Soldiers and beneficiaries across the military health system,”said 2nd Lt. Jason Nepa, an Army dietitian at BACH.

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Erica Jarmer, from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, kicks off a four-part nutrition mini-series Wednesday, May 20th to reach Soldiers and other beneficiaries stuck at home learn about nutrition basics. Since they can’t hold face-to-face nutrition classes on Fort Campbell due to the current pandemic, Jarmer and U.S. Army Dietitian 2nd Lt. Jason Nepa will travel the information super highway to reach you. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Erica Jarmer, from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, kicks off a four-part nutrition mini-series Wednesday, May 20th to reach Soldiers and other beneficiaries stuck at home learn about nutrition basics. Since they can’t hold face-to-face nutrition classes on Fort Campbell due to the current pandemic, Jarmer and U.S. Army Dietitian 2nd Lt. Jason Nepa will travel the information super highway to reach you. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Farmers to President Donald Trump: “You stand behind us”

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump announced major action this morning to support America’s farmers, ranchers, and growers during the Coronavirus pandemic and recovery.
 
The newly launched Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, will provide direct relief to American farmers and ranchers who saw significant price declines during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Land Between the Lakes Expands List of Recreation Sites Temporarily Shut Down

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – To protect public health and align with federal, state, and local guidance to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) officials have announced the temporary shutdown of facilities, campgrounds, and developed camping areas for the safety of visitors and staff.

These measures are temporary but effective immediately. A date for reopening recreation areas is currently undetermined.

LBL's Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum temporary shutdown.

LBL’s Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum temporary shutdown.

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NASA Science continues from Home Offices, Video Conferencing in response to Coronavirus

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Across NASA’s many missions, thousands of scientists, engineers, and other experts and professionals all over the country are doing what they do best, but now from home offices and via video conferencing.

With most personnel supporting missions remotely to keep onsite staff at a minimal level in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Agency is moving ahead strongly with everything from space exploration to using our technology and innovation to help inform policy makers.  

NASA missions continue during Coronavirus outbreak. (NASA)

NASA missions continue during Coronavirus outbreak. (NASA)

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Tennessee Department of Education Receives Key Education, Nutrition Waivers

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has been granted several key waivers from federal agencies to allow significantly more flexibility at state and local levels during school building closures resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Tennessee Department of Education Receives Waivers to Help Expand Access to School Nutrition Programs and Give Flexibility to Policymakers, District Leaders, and Educators.

Tennessee Department of Education Receives Waivers to Help Expand Access to School Nutrition Programs and Give Flexibility to Policymakers, District Leaders, and Educators.

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