Gov. Lee: Mental Health Issues Are The 'Collateral' Impact Of Coronavirus

The threat of coronavirus in the state may be taking a toll on the mental well-being of Tennesseans, so Gov. Bill Lees administration is vowing to focus more resources in underserved areas. The move comes a week after Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced that eight people had died by suicide in his county in a single, 48-hour period. Gov. Bill Lee says he was stunned to learn about the suicides, which he linked to the coronavirus pandemic, describing them as collateral damage. “COVID-19...

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Create a Ritual That Will Enrich Your Life

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I have forever had a morning ritual that I follow before going to work. It has rarely changed for years. The same is true on the weekends, and now COVID-19 has disrupted my rituals.


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WKNO is honored to partner with the Tennessee Department of Education and Shelby County Schools to provide at home instructional content for our Mid-South students during the COVID-19 school closures.

“WKNO is pleased to be working with the Shelby County Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education to provide instructional educational programs to the students and parents in our community who are sheltering at home due to the coronavirus outbreak,” says Charles McLarty, WKNO CEO.

Take-out Safety

Mar 31, 2020

Ordering takeout from your favorite restaurant? Here are a few simple tips to keep you safe during the coronovirus pandemic.


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Last week’s rising springtime temperatures drove flocks of people to local city parks, but by Monday, the mayor of Memphis had seen enough.

“Unfortunately, some people are not taking this seriously,” said Mayor Jim Strickland, chiding a visible lack of social distancing practices in public spaces. “For the health of our city, they must start now.”

One week after the city's original ‘Safer-at-Home’ order went into effect—restricting residents to “essential’ outings,” which include outdoor exercise—the mayor is adding stronger measures to govern city parks.  

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Non-essential businesses across the state have been ordered to close as part of Gov. Bill Lee’s latest executive order.

Lee says this will strengthen the recommended social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but the governor stopped short of requiring people to stay at home.

“This is not a mandate for people to shelter in place,” Lee told reporters in a videoconference Monday. “This is an urging for citizens to not utilize non-essential businesses.”

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First COVID-19 Patient Dies in Shelby County

Mar 28, 2020
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The Shelby County Health Department confirmed its first death related to the coronavirus Saturday morning, as the number of local cases rose to 275. 

An area hospital did not return a request for confirmation of the death as of the time of this posting.

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Florida has now joined the list of states that are ordering residents to remain in their homes for all but essential activities to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement at an afternoon briefing. It was just a few hours after he spoke to President Trump. DeSantis said he's issuing an executive order that will direct "all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or essential activities."

President Trump and his top scientific advisors on the coronavirus taskforce gave a much-anticipated presentation Tuesday night, laying out the data behind the president's recent shift in tone regarding the outbreak – including his decision to extend national social distancing guidelines through May 1.

Updated at 2:26 p.m. ET.

West Virginia is the latest state to delay its primary because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Jim Justice announced that the May 12 primary is being pushed back to June 9.

"I want this to be the biggest turnout of all time," Justice said while announcing the change via web stream. "Because all of us should treasure the opportunity and the privilege to vote, and I want us to have that opportunity, and by moving this it will give us a lot better chance to do so."

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