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Executive Order Requires Tennesseans to Stay Home

Executive Order Requires Tennesseans to Stay Home

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order requiring citizens to stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities.  The governor cites new data that shows an increase in citizen movement across the state. “Over the last few weeks, we have seen decreases in movement around the state as Tennesseans socially distance and stay…MORE

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for 4/2/20

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for 4/2/20

Laboratory Type Positive Test Negative Tests Total State PH Lab 282 1,804 2,086 Non-State PH Lab 2,563 29,962 32,525 Total 2,845 31,766 34,611 * Please note, these data are meant to provide a rough estimate of testing volume. Due to different source data, numbers may differ slightly from day to day. ** Laboratory reports of positive cases…MORE

COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Planned For Select People

COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Planned For Select People

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is partnering with Kroger Health and the City of Knoxville to facilitate a COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunity for qualifying individuals in Knox County. Please note individuals must meet guidelines for testing, be approved by Kroger Health prior to the testing dates; and have an appointment in order to be…MORE

KCSO Says Deputies Should NOT be Asking for Letter of Authorization to Travel

KCSO Says Deputies Should NOT be Asking for Letter of Authorization to Travel

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is receiving complaints from people that they are being pulled over and asked for their “letter of authorization” to travel. Sheriff Tom Spangler wants to make it clear that he has NOT authorized any of his Deputies to make stops to request this documentation. The Sheriff is asking for the…MORE

4/2/20 Knox County COVID-19 Updated Numbers

4/2/20 Knox County COVID-19 Updated Numbers

The Knox County Health Department releases COVID-19 numbers for Knox County. There are 85 confirmed cases in the county, up from 77 previously. There are 13 hospitalizations, still only one fatality and 42 recovered cases which means they have been released from isolation.MORE

This Week’s Unemployment Numbers in Tennessee

This Week’s Unemployment Numbers in Tennessee

Unemployment numbers in Tennessee have risen to almost 95,000 claims filed last week. There have been over 20 thousand claims filed in East Tennessee. For more information on how to file a claim or check the status of your claim go to https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment.html Tennessee New Unemployment Claims Filed Week ending in March 28, 2020 Thursday, April…MORE

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and Spur, will remain closed until further notice. All access to the park, including trails and roads, were originally closed on March 24 through April 6, in alignment with efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 across the region. The…MORE

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for April 1, 2020

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for April 1, 2020

Laboratory Type Positive Test Negative Tests Total State PH Lab 269 1,687 1,956 Non-State PH Lab 2,414 28,082 30,496 Total 2,683 29,769 32,452 * Please note, these data are meant to provide a rough estimate of testing volume. Due to different source data, numbers may differ slightly from day to day. ** Laboratory reports of positive cases…MORE

KCHD: Assisted Living Facility Reports COVID-19 Cases

KCHD: Assisted Living Facility Reports COVID-19 Cases

A Knox County assisted living facility is now dealing with a cluster of COVID-19 cases. Dr. Martha Buchanan with the Knox County Health Department, says three residents and one staff member at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.  Dr. Buchanan says they are waiting for test results for three other staff members at the same…MORE

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Country Music Association Pledges $1 Million to COVID-19 Relief Fund

Country Music Association Pledges $1 Million to COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Country Music Association—through its philanthropic arm, the CMA Foundation—has pledged $1 million to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, which was created by The Recording Academy to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease outbreak and subsequent cancellation of music events. The funds will be used to provide support to those…

Morgan Wallen Loves the Eagles, Man

Morgan Wallen Loves the Eagles, Man

Unlike Jeff Bridges’ character The Dude in The Big Lebowski, Morgan Wallen loves the Eagles, man. Morgan has been turning heads with music, mullet and easygoing manner since bursting on the scene two years ago. The 26-year-old native of Sneedville, Tenn. (population 1,346) scored back-to-back No. 1 singles with “Up Down” (June 2018) and “Whiskey…

CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

Nashville’s 2020 CMA Fest on June 4–7 has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. The Country Music Association issued the following statement on March 31: After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce that CMA Fest will not take place in 2020.…

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