Covid-19 Information

I want to encourage anyone needing assistance navigating State and Federal Resources during the Covid-19 pandemic to reach out for support. We are Tennessee Strong and we will weather the storm together.

Visit the CDC's frequently updated Federal websites here for more information:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/whats-new-all.html
OR
http://www.cdc.gov/

Tennessee Coronavirus Hotline: 833-556-2476 and 877-857-2945 Available 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. CDT Daily

Watch Governor Bill Lee’s daily briefings here: https://sts.streamingvideo.tn.gov/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/mediasiteadmin-covid-19-media-briefing

For the latest Coronavirus Updates in Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/health

For the latest Coronavirus Updates from Governor Bill Lee: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html

Preventative steps to slow the spread of the illness: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Unemployment Relief:

  • Expanded Unemployment Benefits: If you are laid off or quarantined by a physician.
  • Families of 5 or more may receiver $1,000 monthly in relief funds.
  • More flexibility in job search requirements

Childcare Facilities

  • $10 million dollars in response and recovery grants.
  • Facilities that currently receive subsidies will continue to receive them.

For more information visit: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/covid-19/

Education:

  • Cut red tape to allow school meal distribution for children during school closures.
  • Students, teachers and schools will not be penalized due to state of emergency.
  • Eligible seniors will still be able to graduate on time.
  • End of year standardized testing requirements waived.
  • Full state funding for school districts, teachers and employees despite closures.
  • Protect financial aid and credit opportunities for high school and college students by modifying deadlines.

For more information visit: https://www.tn.gov/education

Small Business Support:

  • Tennessee has requested economic injury disaster loans from the U.S. small business administration for up to $2 million per applicant. Non-profit organizations are also eligible (sba.gov).

For more information visit: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/covid-19/

Tennessee Assistance for Families In Need:

Licenses:

  • Expiration dates before May 19,2020 for Driver’s Licenses and Handgun Carry Permits extended 6 months.

Driver’s License:

Handgun Permits:

Neighbors Helping Neighbors:

  • Donate to food pantries
  • Give blood (423-282-7090)
  • Support Local Businesses
  • Deliver groceries to the to the elderly
  • Call friends to check in and let them know you love them
  • Give thanks to healthcare workers