Coronavirus

State AG to appeal federal court mask rulings

(TN AG Office)  Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has appealed and will immediately seek a stay of two recent federal district court decisions against the enforcement of Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order 84, which allows a student’s parent or guardian the right to opt out of any requirement to …

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ORT: UCOR requiring vaccinations

The contractor leading the environmental cleanup efforts on the Oak Ridge reservation, UCOR is requiring its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As first reported by our partners at Oak Ridge Today, the requirement applies to all of its nearly 2,000 employees and is a condition of employment. The vaccination …

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Union County schools closed through Sept. 10

All Union County schools will be closed today (Sept. 1) through Friday, September 10th. All school events, including athletics, will be canceled during this time and classes in Union County are scheduled to resume on Monday, September 13th. The closure is being attributed to a rise in COVID-19 cases and an inability to …

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Fed Ed officials open inquiries into mask prohibitions in 5 states, including TN

Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened directed investigations in five states exploring whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities who are at heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 by preventing them from safely accessing in-person education. “The Department has …

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Lee encourages masks in schools

During a press conference Wednesday, Governor Bill Lee urged families to “make informed decisions” to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as case counts continue to surge.   Lee said that some of the measures that parents can take to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant could include …

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