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Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital heroes (physicians, staff and department leaders) are continuing to provide high quality care to their patients. The hospital and these heroes strongly urge those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get vaccinated, continue to social distance…

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NEW THIS MORNING: The second annual TEDxTullahoma conference set for this Saturday has been postponed to March 2022 due to COVID-19 exposure(s), according to Event Organizer Robin Dunn. Read more here.

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A vaccine clinic held at Tullahoma High School one Thursday afternoon saw dozens of adults and children receive vaccines for COVID-19 and other ailments as the COVID infection rate topped 900 in Coffee County as part of the latest surge.

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Motlow State Community College is requiring face masks to be worn inside buildings. This decision supports shared recommendations across the college community.

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Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival held the annual legislative tour Friday, briefing legislators at the state and local level on safety protocols for this year’s festival.

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Coffee County Schools announced Thursday that the system will be closed Monday, Aug. 30-31 due to COVID concerns. The announcement does not impact Tullahoma City Schools. Read the statement here. 

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A monoclonal antibody cocktail against the COVID-19 virus discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and developed by AstraZeneca reduced the risk of symptoms in a study of immunocompromised and chronically ill adults later exposed to the virus by 77%, the company announced today.

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As the school district continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Tullahoma City Schools Director of Schools Catherine Stephens announced the creation of a daily dashboard for COVID statistics at all eight school campuses.

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A local pediatrician is urging Tullahomans to get vaccinated in order to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19 and its variants—including children under the age of 12—from the virus.

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Tennessee hospitals are once again asking for support from our communities in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. Every hospital in our state is experiencing capacity issues due to the surge in COVID patients. All ICU beds are currently full in most hospitals in every major metropolitan area o…

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With the Motlow State fall semester scheduled to begin Aug. 23, students and faculty will return to campuses with the hope of experiencing a traditional on-ground academic year. After 18 months of predominantly online and hybrid classes, students and faculty will return to campus under a fac…

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In an effort to allay concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines among certain community members, including people of color, the Community Council for Diversity and Inclusion put on a special town hall-style panel of experts from Vanderbilt University Medical Center to provide information and answ…

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When the Tennessee National Guard needed volunteers to help Tennessee’s Department of Health fight the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of soldiers and airmen volunteered. One soldier that immediately answered the call was Sgt. Jessie James, a motor transport operator with Tullahoma’s 1175th Tra…

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An initiative by the Tennessee Department of Education is trying to catch younger students up with their reading skills after the COVID-19 pandemic affected learning over the course of the year.

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The Elk River District of the Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America has recognized the physicians and medical staff of Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital and presented them with the 2021 Middle Tennessee Council Good Scout Award.

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Blood Assurance, local non-profit blood supplier, has suspended convalescent plasma collections and COVID-19 antibody testing due to increased vaccine rates, already having a healthy stockpile for patients in need, and the increased demand for all other blood donations such as whole blood, p…

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The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is once again partnering with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to provide needed support so Tennessee’s child care agencies can remain open and operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately $15 million in grant assistanc…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be offering assistance soon to offer financial assistance in the way funeral expenses for those who have lost loved ones do to COVID-19.

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, children’s hospitals across the United States have seen signification reductions in the number of children being treated for common pediatric illnesses like asthma and pneumonia, according to a new multicenter study led by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at …

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One year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, people have stepped up to address the emotional needs of families reeling from the coronavirus and 2020’s record-breaking disasters.

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More than a million Tennesseans will become eligible to get the COVID vaccine starting Monday as the state has thrown open its doors to inoculations of persons with underlying health conditions.

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Dr. Lisa Piercey pointed to a light at the end of the tunnel this week as the state plans to lift restrictions on visitation at assisted living facilities and rest homes given the success of vaccinations. Read more here. 

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