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August proclaimed Immunization Awareness Month

ImmunizeTN recently announced that Gov. Bill Lee has declared August as Immunization Awareness Month in Tennessee. As a result of COVID-19, many children are not seeing their healthcare providers for annual checkups or routine immunizations...

 

Employer Guidance: COVID-19 and Return to Work

By Martin Chaney, MDChief Medical OfficerMaury Regional Health As we continue to see increases in the cases of COVID-19 in our region, many employers will be faced with employees who test positive and must isolate. If you learn that an employee is...

 

Application extended for Pandemic Food Assistance

Tennessee parents have additional time to apply for an important program designed to help feed their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will now be accepted online for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program until...

 

MLEC Office Lobbies Temporarily Closing

With the number of positive COVID-19 cases increasing in the Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative service area, the cooperative has made the decision to close office lobbies August 4-18. “We will continue to be available 24/7 to respond to power o...

 
 By Glenda Atkinson    News    July 30, 2020

Lewis County loses first to COVID-19 virus

Lewis County suffered the loss of one of its own to COVID-19, when SFC Ret. Floyd C. Tubbs Sr., a veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard for more than 25 years, took his final tour of duty on... Full story

 

Local COVID numbers up

Numbers of positive test results in Lewis County have climbed to 23, with 1415 negative test results, a state of Tennessee website reported Tuesday. Only 14 of the cases are reported as active with seven recovered and no deaths. In surrounding...

 

Vanderbilt University Medical to Recruit Up to 1,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteers

In late July, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will begin recruiting up to 1,000 volunteers in a late-stage study of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. in collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center of the...

 

Gov. Lee Announces Additional $115 Million for Local Governments to Support COVID-19 Response

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced an additional $115 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to local governments to offset costs incurred from...

 

New report shows 122,000 Tennesseans have lost health coverage due to job loss

A new Families USA report estimates the historic number of workers in each state who have become uninsured due job loss related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It finds that the increase in the number of uninsured adults between February and May was 39...

 

New study examines coronavirus transmission within households

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators are leading a new study that examines the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, within households in Tennessee. The study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and...

 

About Half of Health Care Workers Positive for COVID-19 by Serology Have No Symptoms

The IVY Research Network has completed initial studies evaluating the epidemiology of COVID-19 in health care workers and patients. Among 249 front-line health care workers who cared for COVID-19 patients during the first month of the pandemic in...

 

SBA provided $20 billion to small businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the conclusion and success of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, which provided U.S. small businesses, non-profits and agricultural businesses a total of $20 billion in emergency...

 

Masking is about caring for others

H. Alan Watson, FACHECEO, Maury Regional Health As society has opened and more people have resumed work, shopping and leisure activities, we have experienced an increase in the number of COVID-19 case...

 

How should older adults respond to easing of safer at home orders ?

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...

 

Local heroes sewing facemasks to protect against Coronavirus

The number of medical supplies such as face masks began to dwindle as COVID-19 continued to spread. Once again, members of the community took it upon themselves to help out in any way they knew how....

 
 By Staff    News    April 16, 2020

Governor Lee extends stay at home order through April 30;

Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner re-issued an executive order Tuesday morning extending Lewis County’s State of Local Emergency, in response to Governor Bill Lee’s announcement Monday for Tennesseans to Stay at home through April 30, 2020....

 

Dolly Parton Makes Generous Gift to Advance COVID-19 Research at Vanderbilt

Legendary country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton has made a generous gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center that will increase scientific knowledge and advance the battle against...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    April 16, 2020

The help yourself shelf at Paw Paw's Porch

Hohenwald helping Hohenwald is a current theme in our small town, especially when times get tough. Paw Paw's Porch has stepped in since the end of March to provide nonperishable food items for those...

 

Service Remains Steadfast

As COVID-19 precautions continue, communication is a key component to essential service organizations such as Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative. “We continue a 24/7 response to our members’ electric needs, and although adjusted to the...

 

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