Tag Archives: CoronaVirus

Kingston Parks and Rec Lifeguard Tests Positive for COVID-19

As we mentioned yesterday on the BBB TV-12 news, according to a post on Kingston Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page, they have received confirmation of a positive case of COVID-19 from one of their lifeguards. If you were at the swimming pool Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday of last week, you …

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Kroger to require customers to wear masks

Kroger will now require customers to wear masks starting next week due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Wednesday. “With the increase in #COVID19 cases across the country, we are committed to doing our part to help reduce the spread of the virus. Starting July 22, we will require …

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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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