Saturday, January 22, 2022

COVID-19

 

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

Renee Sims-Wells’ son is in jail at 201 Poplar at a time when multiple local government orders are restricting residents’ movement and encouraging them to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of an invisible viral menace, COVID-19. On...
Mask or facial covering guidance A message from the City of Memphis-Shelby County Joint COVID Task Force provides guidelines for wearing masks and/or facial covering. Here is the bottomline: "At present there is no clear strong evidence for the general public...
by Stacy M. Brown The establishment of the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center is both timely and necessary, and publishers, partners, sponsors, and others should quickly rally around the concept, according to one distinguished...
Here are some questions and answers about how the unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package  signed into law Friday may help you: Who is getting a check? Everyone earning up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income — the income on your...
by Adrian Sainz and Jonathan Mattise -- Gov. Bill Lee said Friday in Memphis that he expects a big jump in unemployment payouts to Tennessee residents under legislation passed by Congress for those who lost work to the coronavirus pandemic. Lee told...
A critical piece of mail – the U.S. Census survey – started showing up in mailboxes in Memphis and throughout the nation earlier this month. While the primary purpose is to determine how many people live in the United...
 Health Dept. confirms COVID-19 death  -- The Shelby County Health Department's latest released data records a death related to the novel coronavirus. By policy, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) does not release identifiable information about specific cases in order to...
All 30 legislative members of the Tennessee Democratic Caucus want Gov. Bill Lee to quickly develop and make available a comprehensive, statewide plan for battling the COVID-19 outbreak. Caucus members detailed their collective position in a letter that was sent...
The city’s first responders are facing a new enemy in the form of the COVID-19 virus, a threat that is invisible to the naked eye and as lethal as any weapon. That puts these vital public servants on the...
Dr. Andrenette Fleming began collecting COVID-19 test kits back in February. The long-time Memphis physician took heed to the warnings that seniors and those with pre-existing health conditions were at a higher risk of developing serious complications from the virus,...