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Daily Updates | April 2, 2020

Thursday, 2 April, 2020
Gov Lee Issues statewide Stay at Home order 

3:15 pm CST – Data showing an increase in movement from citizens across the state caused Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to issue a new executive order today requiring all Tennesseans to remain at home unless they are carrying out essential activities. Read more >>

UTHSC Plough Center Begins Production of Hand Sanitizer
11:35 am CST – The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions is meeting the need to supply a high-demand item during the coronavirus pandemic – hand sanitizer. Read more >>
TNSBD Offers free advising for SBA Loan Application
9:55 am CST – Small business specialists at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Southwest Tennessee Community College are working with small business owners to assist with filing out applications through the SBA for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This program provides funding from the SBA to help small businesses survive the Covid-19 pandemic. Schedule an appointment here>>

Confirmed cases in shelby county rises to 638

8:30 am CST – The Shelby County Health Department today reported 638 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County. Read more >>

Robots will help UTHSC lab crank out coronavirus test results, organizers say

7:00 am CST –  New labs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center once fully operational will produce results within 24 hours of the test, or even sooner. Read more >>


April 1 updates



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