Hamblen County Coronavirus Taskforce Update

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Mayor Brittain discusses the census, the city center, and our continued efforts against the Coronavirus.

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Hamblen County COVID-19 Task Force members said Monday they fully support Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain’s decision to mandate mask wearing in public spaces of businesses, especially when social distancing is hard to maintain.

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Because of the chance of a false positive in the wake of a bout with COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health is recommending that employers not require a negative test before allowing recovered employees to return work, the Hamblen County Coronavirus Task Force said in its Wednesday meeting.

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The Hamblen County Car Club has announced that their annual Winter Angel Expo Car Show held the third weekend of January at the Walters State Community College Expo Center in White Pine has been cancelled for 2021.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged Monday a “big flareup” of COVID-19 cases, but divisions between the White House and Senate Republicans and differences with Democrats posed fresh challenges for a new federal aid package with the U.S. crisis worsening and emergency relief…

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An unpublished document prepared for the White House coronavirus task force and obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom, recommends that 18 states in the coronavirus “red zone” for cases should roll back reopening measures amid surging cases.

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On the heels of Ballad Health halting admissions and elective surgeries at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, County Mayor Jim Lee will mandate all Hawkins County residents to wear masks in public beginning 11:59 p.m., Friday.

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On the heels of Ballad Health halting admissions and elective surgeries at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, County Mayor Jim Lee will mandate all Hawkins County residents to wear masks in public beginning 11:59 p.m., Friday.

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