Tag Archives: CoronaVirus

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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Park Access on May 9 for the Great Smoky Mountains

The following park roads and facilities will open on Saturday, May 9 at approximately 8:00 a.m. While most trails will be open, hikers should plan ahead to choose routes with accessible trailheads for parking. Please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/grsm to view a new video highlighting tips for a …

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UCG calls for virus testing for all state inmates

Tennessee’s COVID-19 Unified Command Group announced Friday that all Tennessee Department of Correction inmates will be testing for COVID-19 beginning this week. The announcement follows results from Trousdale Turner Correctional Center where 1,224 inmates and 22 staff tested positive for the virus, 98% of whom, according to both the Department …

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