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VOL. 44 | NO. 15 | Friday, April 10, 2020

Learning from deadly disaster

Tennessee nursing home failure will serve as blueprint for change

By the time Gov. Bill Lee ordered Tennesseans to shelter in place April 2 – after weeks of strongly suggesting people stay home – 32 Tennesseans had already died from COVID-19, including four residents from an outbreak at a nursing home in Gallatin.

Tennesseans not heeding shelter-in-place order

More people in Sumner County have died of COVID-19 than any other county in the state, 17 as of April 7, with 11 of those deaths from Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing.

State’s hospital closures to exacerbate virus crisis

Ten hospitals have closed across Tennessee in the last eight years, more than any state other than Texas. Many more are in dire financial straits and at risk of closure.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Congregations can still come together in spirit

The coronavirus threat and the disruptions it has imposed would be daunting for religious groups at any point in the year. But coming as it does in this holiest of times makes it particularly challenging.

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EVENTS

Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp Golf Tournament. The seventh annual tournament will be held at Holston Hills Country Club. Kesling and Bertelkamp may not commentate on your golfing skills, but they will encourage you to play a round of golf to support a great cause. Helen Ross McNabb Center is a premier, nonprofit provider of behavioral health care in East Tennessee. The Center annually serves 29,000 individuals facing mental health, addiction and social challenges. Monday, June 1. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

Public interest law graduates receive debt relief

Four recent graduates with student debt who work in public interest law will

BRIEFS

Knoxville firm distributes COVID-19 testing

Knoxville-based Integrity Laboratories is distributing a test for people possibly infected by COVID-19.

STATEWIDE

State boosts rural broadband services

The state will fund $19.7 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand service to support 31,000 unserved Tennesseans in nearly 12,700 households and businesses, including in Middle Tennessee.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Keep your car clean to reduce risk from coronavirus

The spread of the novel coronavirus, and its associated COVID-19 disease, is made worse because it is highly contagious. Since vehicle interiors are essentially small contained spaces, it is important to take steps to reduce the risk of contracting the virus while driving or riding inside.

PERSONAL FINANCE

What to do when you can’t pay your bills

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could be profound. Many people are already losing jobs, with unemployment jumping at a record pace. Even those who stay employed may face reduced hours or uncertainty about how long their paychecks will continue.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

8 ways to switch up the new at-home normal

Stressors are piling up with COVID-19 closures, cancellations and stay-at-home orders. On top of health concerns, lost incomes and lack of child care amid the pandemic, there's also coping with isolation, whether individually or as a couple or family.

CAREER CORNER

Routine vital when working at home

Working from home always sounded like a dream. It was this amazing concept that you heard about on TV, probably being done by people in California. You always wished you could try for a few days a week.

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