COVID-19 Unified Command Taps Strategic Partnerships for Essential Supplies and Services in COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Unified Command Taps Strategic Partnerships for Essential Supplies and Services in COVID-19 Response

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group (UCG) is announcing two strategic partnerships today in the state’s COVID-19 re-opening effort to make sure Tennessee households and health care workers have protective face coverings and clean personal protective equipment.   “We’ve used private sector innovation, strategic partnerships, and state procurement efforts to make personal protective equipment […]

How Should Older Adults Respond to Easing of Tennessee’s Safer at Home Orders?

Vulnerable Population Urged to Continue COVID-19 Safety Measures   As the state gradually emerges from its COVID-19 restrictions, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability reminds older adults that they should continue to be vigilant about exposing themselves to the deadly coronavirus.   “Older adults across the state have demonstrated great resolve in keeping themselves […]

Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Releases Guidance on Reopening Houses of Worship

Today, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives released guidance for faith communities on gathering together in houses of worship.   “Tennessee’s faith leaders have been incredibly innovative in finding alternative ways to worship that incorporate social distancing so they can continue to provide spiritual guidance, fellowship, and service to their neighbors during these […]

Economic Recovery Group Releases Reopening Guidance for Gyms

Yesterday, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group announced guidance for gyms and exercise facilities on how to reopen safely. Gyms will be allowed to reopen in 89 of the state’s 95 counties beginning Friday, May 1. The counties excluded are those with locally-run health departments: Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, and Sullivan. “Exercise is incredibly important for […]

Gov. Bill Lee: COVID-19 Bulletin 25

Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here.   Key Updates   The Tennessee Pledge: Reopening […]

Mayor Indya Kincannon delivers her first State of the City address, announces COVID-19 recovery fund

Today, Mayor Indya Kincannon proposed her first budget for the City of Knoxville. While this budget comes amidst unprecedented times, the Mayor emphasized that the City will maintain services and quickly assured residents there are no plans for a tax increase to make up for revenue lost because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Kincannon said, […]

Gov. Lee Issues Guidelines for Restaurants, Retail Stores to Reopen Early Next Week in 89 Counties

“Tennessee Pledge” plan encourages best practices for industries, continued social distancing   Today, Gov. Bill Lee issued the first steps from the “Tennessee Pledge,” the state’s rollout of guidance and best practices for Tennessee businesses in 89 of the state’s 95 counties to keep employees and customers safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first […]