Monday, May 23, 2022

COVID-19

 

TSD’s ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church has offered Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital for extra bed space during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bishop Henry M. Williamson. The church is offering to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other...
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is warning members that scammers are taking advantage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to be alert. Reported scams include unsolicited phone calls that could be an attempt to fraudulently gain personal information. “We want to...
COVID-19 numbers for April 1 Shelby County currently has 497 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including three deaths. The Health Department’s investigation of an outbreak at Carriage Court of Memphis assisted living facility continues. The Health Department has tested 22 persons at the facility,...
After working a 10-hour shift at a local chemical processing company, Camara Slappy was forced to walk more than an hour to get home. The normal 40-minute route from his North Memphis home to his Downtown employer had turned into...
by the Rev. Cedrick Von Jackson --  In 1986, hip-hop pioneers Run-DMC put a masterful spin on children’s nursery rhymes, which was actually a cover-up of praises and boasts about the group’s DJ, Jam Master Jay. According to the lyricists, like...
by Alisha Tillery -- When Lakeisha Cooper graduated from high school in 2005, she enrolled in the University of Memphis, but the transition from high school to college wasn’t an easy one. By her sophomore year, her grades had suffered....
Veteran Shelby County Schools Board Commissioner Kevin Woods will continue on as the District 4 representative and seek reelection – a decision prompted by “the current environment.” Woods has been an SCS board member since the merger of the old...
Outdoor basketball courts with all of the rims removed by authorized personnel will - for some - be a lasting reminder of the forced upheaval of daily life in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Mayor Jim Strickland has deemed...
Three people have now been reported dead as a result of the novel coronavirus. A lone fatality had been reported earlier. "Two additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported to the Shelby County Health Department this morning," was the stark...
by Kimberlee Kruesi and Adrian Sainz --  NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide “safer-at-home” order on Monday to help stem the state’s rapid spread of coronavirus, mandating the closure of all nonessential businesses while urging residents to remain...