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:

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:

For the latest Coronavirus Updates in Tennessee:

For the latest Coronavirus Updates from Governor Bill Lee:

Preventative steps to slow the spread of the illness:

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.

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  • 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.

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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 (

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Tennessee Assistance for Families In Need:


  • 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