The latest on schedule changes, local decisions and other updates related to COVID-19 coronavirus in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
Many are experiencing an unanticipated loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if you don’t catch COVID-19, you could be financially impacted by the fallout.
Dobyns-Bennett High School senior Jacqueline Byers’ prom dress from China arrived March 20, the same day she and classmates learned from Principal Chris Hampton the prom venue canceled the event.
Eastman said it is running essential operations that produce materials needed by society to combat this virus. Team members are producing materials used in medical equipment, safety supplies, and medicines around the world to help during this crisis.
Changes include a reduction in the number of high school credits required to graduate and a freeze on high school senior grades at no lower than what they were when schools closed March 20. Students can, through distance learning, still improve their grades.
Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee saw COVID-19 cases rise by 12 Thursday.
Tracey Edwards, community relations manager, said that due to the pandemic and its impact on local jobs, the food bank is helping many people who have never had a need before.
On Tuesday, Hawkins County Mayor Jim Lee extended the Declaration of Emergency that he signed last week until Tuesday, April 14, but that hasn’t stopped some local governments from scheduling meetings this month.
Green said the ugly part of COVID-19 is the health care community doesn’t know where this disease is going to go or what it will do. The good news, Green pointed out, is that COVID-19 may have peaked in a lot of places.
School officials from both local school systems said they will try to have proms if possible.
May each of us pray for the will of God to be done in us during the days of COVID-19.
Hawkins County and state firefighters contained two forest fires in three days this week, the first of which could have been prevented if the homeowner had called to get a burn permit.
In addition to a 1,300-employee furlough, Ballad Health will tighten several spending areas in the next 60 days.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose again Wednesday in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.
Citing worries about elections during Virginia’s COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ralph Northam is postponing the June 3 congressional primary elections to June 23 and will ask the General Assembly to consider moving May local elections to November.