Tag Archives: CoronaVirus

ORT: Secret City Festival canceled

As probably no surprise, but unfortunate, there will not be a Secret City Festival this year, organizers said Thursday. As first reported by Oak Ridge Today, on Thursday, the Secret City Festival board of directors who in April had announced that the festival, normally in June, would be postponed due …

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Sen. Yager, Rep. Calfee announce Rural Hospital Readiness Grant for Roane Medical Center

Senator Ken Yager and Representative Kent Calfee (NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and State Representative Kent Calfee (R-Kingston) announced today that Roane Medical Center is receiving a Small and Rural Hospital Grant for $135,545. This grant, administeredby the Department of Economic and Community Development, is to support hospitals …

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State Parks will not open pools this summer

The Tennessee State Park system announced that it will not open the public swimming pool at Norris Dam State Park for the entire 2020 summer season. According to the state, the decision was made in the interestof public health and staff safety. COVID-19 presents unique challenges for managing swimming pools, …

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State of emergency extended through end of June

(TN government press release) Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order Nos. 36 and 37, extending the state of emergency declaration from May 18, 2020 to June 30, 2020, in order to extend certain provisions facilitating the State’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Order No. 36 consolidates …

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PICK TENNESSEE PRODUCTS TAKES LOCAL CONNECTIONS TO NEW LEVEL

NASHVILLE — Consumers now have more opportunities to connect to local farms and food businesses than ever before. The Pick Tennessee Products mobile app has expanded its services to include all businesses listed within the program’s directory. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in so many ways,” Agriculture Commissioner …

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UT Extension Assists with Mask Distribution

A young visitor to the Rutherford County Farmers Market dons a facemask before shopping. The mask was provided by the state through the Rutherford County Health Department. UT Extension 4-H programming assistant Alison Hopper (right) assists the shopper and her mother. Photo by P. McDaniels, courtesy UTIA. Effort Differs from …

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TENNESSEE TEAMS UP TO INCREASE PPE

On Tuesday, Governor Lee announced two new strategic partnerships to ensure that Tennesseans and front-line health care workers have access to essential personal protective equipment. Renfro is using its Cleveland, Tenn. operations to produce washable, reusable cloth face masks. Governor Lee’s COVID-19 Unified Command Group is supplying the first 300,000 Renfro …

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