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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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In celebration of Black History Month, the We Care Committee is hosting a series of Zoom workshops this week that center around the Black community and health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more at the link. 

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While the number of COVID-19 cases across the country is decreasing, pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are beginning to see a new post-surge trend: an increase in cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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The Coffee County Emergency Medical Services has kept chute time under a minute despite understaffing issues and the greater number of calls due to the pandemic. Click the link for more. 

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Governor Bill Lee delivered his third State of the State address this week and presented budget and legislative priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly. Read more here. 

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Coffee County got some positive news this past week as the decline in COVID-19 cases finally dropped the county out of the Red Zone. However, the week also saw Coffee County pass a tragic milestone as coronavirus claimed its 100th victim, the number of local deaths from the virus now sitting at 102.

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Next Tuesday, Feb. 9, Tullahoma residents can make an appointment and stop by at First Baptist Church on 200 NE Atlantic St. to donate blood to the American Red Cross. Click the link for more. 

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Recently, Coffee County has received $835,500 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will be used to “combat and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.” Read more here. 

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Over the weekend, a burglar or burglars pillaged Good Samaritan of Tullahoma and stole several items and cash, including money set aside for a funeral fund for an employee who recently died from COVID-19. The perpetrator or perpetrators remain at-large. Read more here. 

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This Thursday, the Morning Pointe Foundation and Mental Health America of the MidSouth will present “Combating COVID Isolation,” a virtual Caregiver Café seminar about coping with the effects of COVID-19 in senior living communities. Read more here.

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After a brief closure from the Coffee County government, the Lannom Memorial Library has partially reopened for curbside service once again. For more about available services click the link. 

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This weekend marks the beginning of the Girl Scout cookie booth sale season, and some of the local troops are getting creative for their booth sales as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on. Read more here. 

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Per the latest reports from the Tennessee Department of Health, there are currently 5,785 overall cases listed in Coffee County, with includes 345 active cases, 5,356 cases that are considered inactive/recovered and 84 deaths.

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While multiple vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved and made their way around the country, some organizations are still operating with limitations and restrictions meant to protect the health and safety of their employees, volunteers and beneficiaries.

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According to the state health department's latest reports, Coffee County is continuing to see a decrease in active cases. The reports shows 5,732 overall cases, 350 active cases, 5,300 cases that are considered inactive/recovered and 82 deaths.

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Through a partnership with CVS Pharmacy, Morning Pointe Senior Living has administered the COVID-19 vaccine to over one-third of its communities, with Tullahoma’s facility targeted for the first of February. Read more here. 

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Overwhelmed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and understaffed, Coffee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has not transported patients outside of the county in some time.

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From the latest report from the TN Department of Health, active cases of COVID-19 in the county continue to decrease with 464 active cases. Out of the 5,529 total cases, there are 4,984 cases that are considered inactive/recovered and 81 deaths.

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