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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issues two-week 'safer at home' order, closes non-essential businesses


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:41:29 +0000

Author: Brett Kelman and Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

The Tennessee order will last two weeks and follows similar coronavirus restrictions put in mayors in Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville.

       

More details: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issues two-week 'safer at home' order, closes non-essential businesses


Knox judges issue 'extraordinary' book-and-release order amid coronavirus outbreak


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:06:59 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County's judges issued an order Monday to try to stop the flow of inmates into the county's jails amid the coronavirus pandemic.

       

More details: Knox judges issue 'extraordinary' book-and-release order amid coronavirus outbreak


City and county approve $600,000 for Zoo Knoxville — and more could be coming


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:16:00 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Zoo Knoxville, which closed its doors March 16, receives 75% of its operating revenue from ticket sales and memberships.

       

More details: City and county approve $600,000 for Zoo Knoxville — and more could be coming


'Stress upon stress': Stuck at home and short on cellphone minutes, Tennessee families struggle with social isolation


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:00:09 +0000

Author: Anita Wadhwani, Nashville Tennessean

School closures and "safe at home" directives implemented in counties across Tennessee have confined parents and children to relentless contact at home.

       

More details: 'Stress upon stress': Stuck at home and short on cellphone minutes, Tennessee families struggle with social isolation


Restaurant inspections: Only 1 perfect health score this week


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:00:02 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits.

       

More details: Restaurant inspections: Only 1 perfect health score this week


Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs 'hopes' businesses open before Trump's April 30 guidelines


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:46:57 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

On Sunday, President Trump announced federal guidelines for social distancing would extend until April 30. Glenn Jacobs will make the call locally.

       

More details: Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs 'hopes' businesses open before Trump's April 30 guidelines


'Baptism by fire' and tough task for duo heading county health efforts in COVID-19 crisis


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:00:12 +0000

Author: Gentry Estes, Nashville Tennessean

Jill Obremskey and Karen Hyman joined the Tennessee Department of Health in January and are now helping boost the state's rural response to COVID-19.

       

More details: 'Baptism by fire' and tough task for duo heading county health efforts in COVID-19 crisis


Knoxville and East Tennessee coronavirus updates: Latest on the COVID-19 outbreak


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:57:40 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Here's what we know so far about the COVID-19 outbreak in Knoxville, Knox County and East Tennessee.

       

More details: Knoxville and East Tennessee coronavirus updates: Latest on the COVID-19 outbreak


'We already had problems': Rural communities anticipate steeper climb after COVID-19


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:37:44 +0000

Author: Adam Tamburin, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee's rural communities don't have the resources and power of major metropolitan areas. A temporary shutdown could be harder for them.

       

More details: 'We already had problems': Rural communities anticipate steeper climb after COVID-19


Knox County sheriff: 22 inmates are in quarantine, but none tested for coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:09:06 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

No Knox County inmates or jail staffers have been tested for the coronavirus yet, but they are in isolation.

       

More details: Knox County sheriff: 22 inmates are in quarantine, but none tested for coronavirus


'Out in the dark': Coronavirus highlights internet access inequality in Tennessee


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:40:09 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans are living without internet while being urged to work from home, receive health care online and stay indoors.

       

More details: 'Out in the dark': Coronavirus highlights internet access inequality in Tennessee


Tennessee inmates make protective masks, gowns for health care workers during coronavirus


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 02:42:41 +0000

Author: Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee prison inmates at two facilities are making personal protective equipment for the state's medical personnel to fight the coronavirus

       

More details: Tennessee inmates make protective masks, gowns for health care workers during coronavirus


University of Tennessee announces new grading scale to help 'overwhelmed' students


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 19:20:02 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

The University of Tennessee changed semester grades after thousands of students signed a petition, asking for a pass/fail scale.

       

More details: University of Tennessee announces new grading scale to help 'overwhelmed' students


Here's why some KnoxNews stories are labeled 'For Subscribers'


Created: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:50:19 +0000

Author: Joel Christopher, Knoxville

We want to acknowledge readers' support more meaningfully, so we're making a significant amount of our work available to subscribers only.

      

More details: Here's why some KnoxNews stories are labeled 'For Subscribers'


Fewer tourists visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge amid coronavirus pandemic


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 21:41:01 +0000

Author: Caitie McMekin and Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Pictures of tourists in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge despite the Covid-19 pandemic

       

More details: Fewer tourists visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge amid coronavirus pandemic


Protecting public from coronavirus makes open government harder


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:35:26 +0000

Author: Scott Broden, Murfreesboro Daily News Journal

Gov. Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 17 to prohibit social gatherings of 10 or more people through April 6 to limit the spread of coronavirus.

       

More details: Protecting public from coronavirus makes open government harder


Tennessee manufacturers seek shift to making medical supplies through new initiative


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:13:38 +0000

Author: Jamie McGee, Nashville Tennessean

The initiative connects manufacturers with medical professionals to determine what supplies are in greatest demand and what parts are needed to make them.

       

More details: Tennessee manufacturers seek shift to making medical supplies through new initiative


We've proven ourselves a match for any common enemy — including coronavirus


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:57:17 +0000

Author: Mike Strange, Shopper News columnist

The Covid-19 virus. The invisible enemy. If only it could be whipped in a 30-minute battle.

       

More details: We've proven ourselves a match for any common enemy — including coronavirus


Here's a list of the Knoxville restaurants that are open during the coronavirus crisis


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:34:33 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

This is an ever-changing list, but here are the restaurants, bars and food businesses that are still open.

       

More details: Here's a list of the Knoxville restaurants that are open during the coronavirus crisis


Knoxville restaurants closing temporarily during coronavirus pandemic


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:55:40 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

While some restaurants are trying to tough it out by emphasizing delivery or takeout, others have made the decision to close until further notice.

       

More details: Knoxville restaurants closing temporarily during coronavirus pandemic


Coronavirus news in Tennessee: Davidson county reports 673 confirmed cases, 4th death


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:55:10 +0000

Author: Tennessean staff, Nashville Tennessean

We'll have all the latest news on the fight against the coronavirus in Tennessee here.

       

More details: Coronavirus news in Tennessee: Davidson county reports 673 confirmed cases, 4th death


Knoxville mayor orders Safer at Home measure with enforcement powers


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:41:35 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

"Too many people are not taking this seriously," Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon said about the coronavirus outbreak.

       

More details: Knoxville mayor orders Safer at Home measure with enforcement powers


Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon: People are not taking this seriously


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:40:14 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon has issued a stronger Safer at Home order that adds the "ability to take corrective action" against those violating the rules.

       

More details: Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon: People are not taking this seriously


Gov. Bill Lee needed help managing the coronavirus crisis. He called Stuart McWhorter


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:00:17 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

The two men have known each other over 20 years, dating back to when they met in Williamson County.

       

More details: Gov. Bill Lee needed help managing the coronavirus crisis. He called Stuart McWhorter


Democrats need to ask more religion questions | Terry Mattingly


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:00:09 +0000

Author: Terry Mattingly, Knoxville News Sentinel

Many Americans have decided that the "religious" now means "Republican," according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted after the Iowa caucuses.

       

More details: Democrats need to ask more religion questions | Terry Mattingly


The milk of human kindness both flows and curdles | Sam Venable


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00:25 +0000

Author: Sam Venable, Knoxville News Sentinel

As Charles Dickens famously noted, civil unrest breeds "the best of times and the worst of times."

       

More details: The milk of human kindness both flows and curdles | Sam Venable


GOP state Sen. Richard Briggs — a surgeon — says lives matter now more than freedoms


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:15:53 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The state senator from Knoxville said that, as a doctor, he wishes Tennessee would have moved faster on coronavirus safety orders.

       

More details: GOP state Sen. Richard Briggs — a surgeon — says lives matter now more than freedoms


"Coach" Moore drives Truckster around to spread joy


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00:15 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

"Coach" Moore drives Truckster around to spread joy

       

More details: "Coach" Moore drives Truckster around to spread joy


"Coach" Moore's Truckster brings joy to people while still social distancing


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00:15 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Dave "Coach" Moore is driving his Truckster around neighborhoods while blasting tunes and occasionally hopping out to dance with residents.

       

More details: "Coach" Moore's Truckster brings joy to people while still social distancing


University of Tennessee Medical Center through the years


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:04:12 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

News Sentinel archive pictures of the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville

       

More details: University of Tennessee Medical Center through the years


Gov. Bill Lee points to COVID-19 testing numbers in responding to Kentucky governor's call to avoid Tennessee


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:36:24 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert, Nashville Tennessean

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear had asked Kentuckians to avoid traveling to Tennessee.

       

More details: Gov. Bill Lee points to COVID-19 testing numbers in responding to Kentucky governor's call to avoid Tennessee


Foo Fighters just announced a new Knoxville date. Can you make it, and what about refunds?


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:39:33 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Ticket holders looking for a refund to the show currently are being told to "hang tight." Can you make the new date?

       

More details: Foo Fighters just announced a new Knoxville date. Can you make it, and what about refunds?


Facing pressure over transparency, Tennessee to begin listing coronavirus deaths by county, governor announces


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:40:31 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert and Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean

Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday the state will begin listing coronavirus-related deaths by county. The state faced pressure to do so.

       

More details: Facing pressure over transparency, Tennessee to begin listing coronavirus deaths by county, governor announces


We polled workers about the financial hit from COVID-19. Here's what they're facing.


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:19:35 +0000

Author: Vincent Gabrielle, Knoxville News Sentinel

We polled our readers about their sick leave, health insurance and what would happen if they lost their jobs. For some, the outlook is grim.

       

More details: We polled workers about the financial hit from COVID-19. Here's what they're facing.


Knoxville Catholic High School extends online learning through May 1 because of COVID-10


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:07:45 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville Catholic High School has an online learning schedule in place, which it has extended through May 1. Most East Tennessee schools are closed through April 24.

       

More details: Knoxville Catholic High School extends online learning through May 1 because of COVID-10


Health Dept: Playground closures will protect the community


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:36:03 +0000

Author: Knox County Health Department, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Health Department director of communicable and environmental disease talks about Gov. Lee's shelter in place order in response to COVID-19.

       

More details: Health Dept: Playground closures will protect the community


Here's what we know and what we don't about coronavirus in Tennessee


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:09:15 +0000

Author: Nashville Tennessean

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a fast-spreading virus that originated in Wuhan, China, but has since become a worldwide pandemic.

       

More details: Here's what we know and what we don't about coronavirus in Tennessee


Tuesday, March 31 updates: Lawmakers urge Trump to approve additional disaster funds; state reports 23 deaths


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:31:14 +0000

Author: Nashville Tennessean

We'll have all the latest news on the fight against the coronavirus in Tennessee here.

       

More details: Tuesday, March 31 updates: Lawmakers urge Trump to approve additional disaster funds; state reports 23 deaths


Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs delivers trees to Zoo Knoxville


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:56:01 +0000

Author: Zoo Knoxville, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs along with Knox County Engineering and Public Works crews delivered maple trees to Zoo Knoxville.

       

More details: Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs delivers trees to Zoo Knoxville


REPLAY: Knox County Health Department's daily update on COVID-19


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:48:21 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Health Department is giving an update on COVID-19 every weekday at 12:30 p.m.

       

More details: REPLAY: Knox County Health Department's daily update on COVID-19


Dolly Parton wants to read your kids (and you!) a bedtime story with her new online series


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:48:56 +0000

Author: Matthew Leimkuehler, Nashville Tennessean

'Goodnight With Dolly,' an online bedtime story series from the beloved Tennessean, launches this week.

       

More details: Dolly Parton wants to read your kids (and you!) a bedtime story with her new online series


COVID-19 takes 'somber toll' on hospice, families of the dying


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:00:06 +0000

Author: Adam Tamburin, Nashville Tennessean

Policies are changing daily, often to further restrict crowds and in-person meetings, a unique challenge for work that is inherently personal.

       

More details: COVID-19 takes 'somber toll' on hospice, families of the dying


Gov. Lee issues statewide safer at home order: 'We need you to stay home'


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:33:27 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Gov. Bill Lee on Monday issued a two-week statewide order closing non-essential businesses and telling Tennesseans to stay home.

       

More details: Gov. Lee issues statewide safer at home order: 'We need you to stay home'


Knoxville makes adjustments as coronavirus hits East Tennessee in pictures


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:34:48 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, Saul Young, Calvin Mattheis, Caitie McMekin and Caitlyn Jordan, Knoxville News Sentinel

Photos: UT students move out of dorms, events cancelled, fans not allowed to attend game due to coronavirus entering Knox County.

       

More details: Knoxville makes adjustments as coronavirus hits East Tennessee in pictures


Monday, March 30 updates: 13 deaths now reported statewide; Lee urges 'nonessential' businesses to close


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:49:12 +0000

Author: Tennessean staff, Nashville Tennessean

We'll have all the latest news on the fight against the coronavirus in Tennessee here.

       

More details: Monday, March 30 updates: 13 deaths now reported statewide; Lee urges 'nonessential' businesses to close


What to know about the statewide 'safer at home' order issued by Gov. Bill Lee


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:49:40 +0000

Author: Jon Garcia, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a Safer at Home Order for all of Tennessee, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what to know.

       

More details: What to know about the statewide 'safer at home' order issued by Gov. Bill Lee


Tennessee museums, zoos take economic hit without spring field trips amid coronavirus pandemic


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:47:18 +0000

Author: Adam Sparks, Nashville Tennessean

Schools are closed,and so are Tennessee's most treasured museums and zoos. That means critical revenue from field trips and admissions are being lost.

       

More details: Tennessee museums, zoos take economic hit without spring field trips amid coronavirus pandemic

 
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