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4-1 Daily Update

During Mayor Cooper's daily update, it is now reported there are 673 cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County (132 confirmed in the last 24 hours) with 4 deaths, 90 recovered, and 579 active cases with 18 hospitalized. READ MORE

Phase 3 Marketing & Communications Shifts Business Focus to Produce Protective Face Shields and Protection Barriers

March 31, 2020 - Phase 3 Marketing and Communications, which operates three print and fabrication facilities in Atlanta, Dallas and Fairfield, NJ, has created two healthcare personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions, clear rigid vinyl face shields and workplace protective acrylic barriers, to help protect individuals and companies during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

UL Grants PurpleSun First-Ever Mobile Ultraviolet System Certification for Large-Scale Healthcare Equipment Disinfection

March 31, 2020 - UL, a leading global safety science company, today announced that PurpleSun, a healthcare technology company providing smart, light-based solutions for infection prevention, has received the first UL Certification for a large-scale mobile ultraviolet disinfection system, the PurpleSun E300 Modular Paneling System. READ MORE

Tennessee Congressional Delegation Urges President Trump to Approve Additional Federal Assistance for Tennessee to Assist With COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020 - United States Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Representatives Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), Mark Green (R-Tenn.), David Kustoff (R-Tenn.), Phil Roe, M.D., (R-Tenn.) and John Rose (R-Tenn.) today urged President Trump to quickly approve Governor Lee's request for additional federal assistance for the state of Tennessee to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Complete Health Partners offering curbside care for respiratory illnesses and COVID-19 testing

March 24, 2020 - Complete Health Partners, located in the Nashville West shopping center, has implemented curbside evaluation and treatment of all respiratory illnesses in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. READ MORE

Hytch app launches COVID-19 Shelter in Place cash rewards

March 30, 2020 - Hytch Rewards, a technology solution that incentivizes smarter mobility decisions, today announced Shelter in Place, a new feature for its popular mobile app. Designed to encourage behavior that will limit the spread of COVID-19, Shelter in Place will pay daily cash rewards to sponsored U.S. residents who self-quarantine at home. READ MORE

ACEP Strongly Supports Emergency Physicians Who Advocate for Safer Working Conditions Amidst Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is shocked and outraged by the growing reports of employers retaliating against frontline health workers who are trying to ensure they and their colleagues are protected while caring for patients in this pandemic--including an emergency physician in Washington State who was recently terminated after he spoke out about his hospital's lack of personal protective equipment (PPE). READ MORE

Williamson Medical Center Accepting Hand-Sewn Courtesy Mask Donations

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Williamson Medical Center is accepting hand-sewn face mask donations from community members and has provided information on how to make and donate the masks. READ MORE

3-30 Daily Update

March 30, 2020 - On Friday, Nashville reported 312 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two deaths. On Monday, the numbers released by Mayor Cooper's office ( have risen to 443 cases with 3 deaths, 80 recovered and 360 active cases with 14 hospitalized. READ MORE

Alzheimer's Association Offers Guidance to Long-Term and Community-Based Care Settings to Ensure High-Quality Dementia Care Continues During COVID-19 Crisis

March 30, 2020 -- The Alzheimer's Association is offering new guidance to help ensure the delivery of high-quality care for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia in long-term care and community-based settings during the current COVID-19 crisis. READ MORE

Trump Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

March 28, 2020 - Under the President's leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers and suppliers, to ensure they have the resources needed to combat the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). READ MORE

Metro Schools Food Distribution

March 23 - Amid school and business closures, Metro Nashville Public Schools has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to children under 18 regardless of their school status, beginning March 23. READ MORE

Generous and NewsChannel 5 Announce COVID-19 Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund

March 23, 2020 - Generous, an online giving platform that allows users to donate to causes and charities of their choice, and NewsChannel 5 today announced a partnership to raise funds to support those in Middle Tennessee who are most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Younger Volunteers Needed for American Red Cross

Looking to make a difference in your community while away from college classes or home from work? American Red Cross urges young, healthy Tennesseans to volunteer

March 27 - The American Red Cross is a 90 percent volunteer organization. This volunteer workforce mentality has always been the building blocks of the mission for the Red Cross, and won't change during the time of COVID-19 virus. READ MORE

3-27 Update

March 27 - During the mid-morning Nashville press briefing, Mayor John Cooper announced the second Davidson County death, a 67-year-old man with underlying health conditions. READ MORE

3-26 Update

Nashville has a total number of 293 cases of COVID-19. Today's cases represent an increase of 36 cases in the past 24 hours after only having a handful of cases confirmed over the last two days. The 293 number reflects both lab results and reports from physician offices. READ MORE

3-24 Update

March 24 - The Tennessee Department of Health released updated numbers at 2 pm today with 667 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. TDH reports 183 cases in Davidson County, which is actually 1 less than Nashville reported yesterday but 19 more than the state's numbers for Nashville on Monday. TDH officials said "improvements in our tracking process has changed figures for some counties so their numbers are lower" than previously stated. READ MORE

Burr & Forman Creates COVID-19 Resource Center

As the novel coronavirus impacts every aspect of the healthcare industry from clinical considerations to business and regulatory requirements, Burr & Forman has created a resource center with updates and insights to help navigate this rapidly evolving epidemic. READ MORE

Monday Update

March 23 - Nashville is now under the Safer at Home Order (see below for links to details). During the morning Metro briefing, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Davidson County has risen to 184 with one death. READ MORE

Weekend Update

March 22, 9:45 am - Effective 12:01 am Monday morning, March 23rd, Mayor John Cooper has ordered all non-essential businesses in Davidson County to close. The Safer at Home Order order also directs residents throughout Davidson County to stay home when possible, immediately limit movement outside of home beyond what is absolutely necessary and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for non-essential purposes. READ MORE

3-20 Update

March 20, 2:06 pm - Updated numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health show 228 cases in Tennessee with 26 counties now affected. READ MORE

Bradley Shares Insights on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Attorneys with Bradley share information on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was just signed into law and goes into effect on April 2. READ MORE

3-19 Update

March 19 - Tennessee COVID-19 cases jump to 154 with more than 100 in Davidson and Williamson counties. READ MORE

3-18 Update

March 18 - Mayor John Cooper declares state of emergency in Nashville and President Donald J. Trump invokes Defense Production Act, which will allow the federal government to direct private business to increase U.S. production of medical equipment and masks should it become necessary. READ MORE

3-17 Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers

March 17 - Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee have risen to 73 (from 52 yesterday) with the vast majority in the Nashville MSA. READ MORE

Guidance on Coronavirus-Related Employment Matters

Matthew Kroplin and Stephen Price, both partners in the Nashville office of Burr & Forman, shared helpful resources that offer guidance on employment-related matters in the face of the current coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

President Announces Expansion of Telehealth Services

March 17 - In a press conference today, President Donald J. Trump announced enhancement of telehealth services and loosening of CMS regulations for Medicare to help reduce burdens on the health system. READ MORE

Health Insurance Providers Respond to COVID-19

March 10 - The health and well-being of millions of Americans remains our highest priority. Health insurance providers are committed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus strain COVID-19. READ MORE


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