The Dade County Commission has joined 11 other counties in North Georgia asking Gov. Brian Kemp to close down state parks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.by Patrick Filbin 13 minutes ago
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee increased to 4,362 on Tuesday up from Tuesday's total of 4,138, according to the Tennessee Department of Health's daily virus update. There have been 79 deaths from the virus statewide.by Meghan Mangrum 21 minutes ago
African Americans in Mississippi are being disproportionately affected by the new coronavirus, and many have underlying health problems that make them more vulnerable to it, the state epidemiologist said Tuesday.25 minutes ago
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he is working with the Legislature on an economic stimulus package for immigrants in the country illegally and others not covered by the federal stimulus package approved by Congress.55 minutes ago
The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.1 hour ago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are without symptoms.1 hour ago
Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then rotted in the hot Florida sun. Juicy tomatoes were left to wither — unpicked — in farmers' fields.2 hours ago
Lee University is in "shutdown mode" on campus as employees and students remain home amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to an email to alumni from university President Paul Conn Wednesday.by Meghan Mangrum 2 hours ago
Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he plans to extend Georgia's state of emergency for another month as coronavirus deaths and infections continue to climb across the state.by 2 hours ago
More than 40 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in Alabama have been in African Americans even though about a fourth of the state's population is black, data released by state health officials showed Tuesday.3 hours ago
Hamilton County courts aren't hearing eviction cases this month, and April rent is only about a week late, but the people who work with landlords and tenants are braced for a long slog once this relatively calm period passes.by Mary Fortune 4 hours ago
Americans in communities with higher smog levels are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19, according to a new study that suggests the health damage from the novel coronavirus has been worsened by long-term exposure to air pollution.5 hours ago
Amid streets newly bustling with cars and pedestrians, Wang Chun celebrated the lifting of a virus lockdown on her hometown of Wuhan on Wednesday with a dance outdoors after 2 1/2 months largely cooped up at home.
Small business owners hoping for quick help from the government's emergency $349 billion lending program were still waiting Tuesday amid reports of computer problems at the Small Business Administration.
They are cities defined by iconic sporting events.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group had "missed the call" on the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday so they could participate in a presidential primary election that tested the limits of electoral politics in the midst of a pandemic.
President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, including removing the inspector general tasked with overseeing the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package that passed Congress with bipartisan support.
When a coronavirus outbreak hit a Texas nursing home, Dr. Robin Armstrong reached for an uproven treatment: the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.
New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths, marking its biggest single-day jump, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began.
For the past three years, the nonprofit LIFT Ringgold has hosted Clean Catoosa, asking the community to canvas the county with trash bags in hand.by Sabrina Bodon
When Amanda Mason got the call that her son's Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World and Universal Studios was cancelled, the whole family was sorely disappointed.
Tennesseans appear to be heeding the call to stay at home and off the road to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in "Angel from Montgomery," "Sam Stone," "Hello in There" and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.
Even as most Americans are under orders from their governor to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, leaders in a handful of states have steadfastly refused to take that action, arguing it's unneeded and could be harmful.
Before COVID-19 changed everything in all of our lives, Monday night was supposed to be the grand finale of the 2019-20 college basketball season.by Mark Wiedmer
Despite promising new projections that Tennessee will see fewer COVID-19 infections and deaths, public health officials say people should continue to be vigilant about social distancing and not overreact to the good news.by Patrick Filbin
Being able to offer beer, mixed drinks and wine via takeout or delivery has helped several area restaurants stay open and keep employees working, but not everyone who can is choosing to offer delivery.by Barry Courter
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, bringing to a climax an extraordinary drama that he advanced by delivering a profanity-laced upbraiding of the officer he fired as captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Less than a week after being highlighted for finding an innovative way to gather and worship during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chapel Hill United Methodist Church's drive-in services are canceled indefinitely.by Wyatt Massey
With hand sanitizer flying off the shelves during the coronavirus outbreak, a North Georgia-based flooring company has worked behind the scenes to help battle the crisis.by Patrick MacCoon
Tennessee has been overwhelmed with a 25-fold jump in jobless claims over the past three weeks from about 250,000 Tennesseans filing initial claims for unemployment benefits after being laid off due to business shutdowns from the coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
President Donald Trump shook up his communications team on Tuesday, replacing his press secretary and adding new staffers as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
With her husband's Veterans Affairs nursing home closed to visitors to guard against the coronavirus, Linda McCall hadn't seen him for weeks but at least took comfort that he was nearby in suburban Atlanta.
This month's NFL draft has been hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic, with hopes of a festive scene on the Las Vegas strip being replaced by a studio setting that will include "virtual attendees" after the traditional green room containing the top college talents had to be scrapped.by David Paschall
Fighting the coronavirus has cut sales for most small businesses and stalled startup efforts for many entrepreneurs unable to open because of government-imposed closings of restaurants, retail shops and entertainment events.by Dave Flessner
El coronavirus se ha extendido por todo el Condado de Hamilton con algunas concentraciones en el sur del condado donde hay una población más alta, según un mapa compartido hoy martes por el Departamento de Salud local.by Rosana Hughes
The Times Free Press spoke with University of Tennessee at Chattanooga vice chancellor and athletic director Mark Wharton concerning the recent NCAA eligibility ruling, the looming financial hit mid-major athletic departments are bracing for and his thoughts on when sports might regain some sense of normalcy in view of the coronavirus pandemic.by Lindsey Young
The devastation wrought by COVID-19 across the developed world in cutting into the financial lifelines for people across Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Marion County, Tennessee, Mayor David Jackson has announced a curfew amid growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19.by
Just a few short months ago, America was entering an unprecedented 11th straight year of economic growth, with a roaring stock market and the lowest unemployment rate in over 50 years. Now we stand on the precipice of the sharpest downturn of the modern area and may witness a massive wave of job losses that we hope will be brief but may rival the Great Depression in magnitude.
President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion economic package intended to help businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's administration said Monday the governor has no intention to use - let alone try to implement - controversial 2016 crisis medical treatment guidance he inherited from a previous administration that has alarmed the state's disability community.by Andy Sher
New York City's death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus.
Voters lined up to cast ballots across Wisconsin on Tuesday, ignoring a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in the state's presidential primary election.
The biggest concern for nurses in Tennessee is the availability of personal protective equipment, according to a new survey.by Patrick Filbin
A Hamilton County school board member is under fire for comments she posted on Facebook about small business closures amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as allegedly disparaging comments against teachers.by Meghan Mangrum
Two men in Cleveland, Tennessee, have been charged Tuesday with violating Gov. Bill Lee's stay-at-home executive order after being caught behind a Target loading two stolen motorcycles onto a trailer hauled by a stolen truck.by Rosana Hughes
There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had discussions about everything from a Dwayne Johnson earthquake film to Faye Dunaway's turn as Joan Crawford in "Mommie Dearest."
The Trump administration will seek an additional $250 billion to support a program designed to help small businesses keep workers employed through the coronavirus outbreak, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
Hamilton County has no abnormal COVID-19 hot spots, according to a map shared by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department late Tuesday.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Chicago immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. are eligible for all relief programs run by the city amid the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered Tuesday.by
Now that Chattanooga leaders have identified a site to handle overflow patients from area hospitals, the area's COVID-19 task force is turning its attention to the issue of who will oversee medical care and staffing there.by Elizabeth Fite
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that he has recovered from the coronavirus and has started volunteering at a hospital in his Kentucky hometown.
About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots for the Tokyo Games are in for 2021 under redrawn qualifying regulations published Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee.
An Atlanta hospital on Tuesday announced the early opening of part of an expansion to provide more intensive care beds during the coronavirus pandemic as the state's death toll neared 350.
The measure of a nation — its DNA, or sometimes its political system — becomes more visible when its leader is stricken in office. How to respond, and what to tell — or not tell — the populace?
Ten people have now died in a coronavirus outbreak at a Tennessee nursing home where more than 100 people tested positive, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.
Stocks climbed in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as markets around the world piled on even more gains following their huge rally a day earlier.
Delta Air Lines is making large cuts in flying at its hubs, including a 60% reduction in flights at its largest hub in Atlanta.
Alabama on Monday reported a significant jump in the number of COVID-19 patients, reaching more than 2,000 confirmed cases and more than 53 reported deaths.
Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions.
Easter is a time for families and friends to gather and observe traditions, like going to church, enjoying favorite recipes, sharing stories and participating in community egg hunts. But for the majority of Americans, this coming Easter Sunday will be the strangest in recent memory.by Anne Braly
Your favorite place for a special meal won't be open for dine-in this Easter, but many restaurants are still serving up specialties.by Lisa Denton
They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a paradisaical Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snapping selfies with famous reggaeton artists.
A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand.
Portia de Rossi has been teaching herself how to cook during the coronavirus lockdown. It's been an eye-opening experience for the actress — and for her fans.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition Tuesday in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus, and while he is not on a ventilator, he is receiving oxygen, his spokesman said.
The Navy says a crew member on board the hospital ship USNS Comfort in New York harbor tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.by
Ceri Weber had just begun to defend her dissertation when the chaos began: Echoes and voices interrupted her. Someone parroted her words. Then Britney Spears music came on, and someone told Weber to shut up. Someone threatened to rape her.
A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. — a projection designed to help officials plan for the worst, including having enough hospital staff, beds and ventilators.
The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated.
Congressional leaders are jolting ahead with another coronavirus rescue package as President Donald Trump indicated Monday that Americans will need more aid during the stark pandemic and economic shutdown.
In an extraordinary broadside punctuated with profanity, the Navy's top leader accused the fired commander of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt of being "too naive or too stupid" to be in charge of an aircraft carrier. He delivered the criticism to sailors who had cheered the departing skipper last week.
Georgia motorists were told to keep their windows rolled up as their cars lined up at a mass drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 that opened Monday in a parking deck at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Most of Chattanooga's biggest building projects such as the Volkswagen expansion, the Red Wolves soccer complex and the U.S. 27 widening downtown aren't stopping amid the coronavirus.by Mike Pare
More than 150 residents and staff at nursing homes in Tennessee have tested positive for COVID-19, but unlike neighboring Georgia, the state will not say how many senior-living facilities have seen infections.by Elizabeth Fite
The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn't severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment.
Grammy-winning artist Christopher Cross announced on social media Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Federal funds to expand unemployment benefits are on their way to state employment agencies as the number of jobless Americans surges to a record high.
Investors grabbed hold of a few glimmers of hope Monday that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing and sent stocks surging in a worldwide rally, capped by a 7% leap for the U.S. market.
Q: I think I'm getting bad advice from a friend about social distancing. What should I be doing?
Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus.
Gov. Bill Lee said Monday he is "encouraged" by the latest modeling from the University of Washington that estimates the rate of projected infections and deaths from COVID-19 have fallen well below projections made a week earlier, before the governor ordered Tennesseans to stay at home.by Andy Sher
These five state economies are likely to be the least impacted by the coronavirus:by
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is resuming the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that provides free tax assistance for low-income residents.
Hamilton County says COVID-19 testing is "running smoothly" despite criticism on Friday from Gov. Bill Lee.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Many people are finding new hobbies as they are social distancing and spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Some people are taking up gardening or raising chicks, others are sewing homemade face masks for first responders and themselves, and some are adding new furry foster pets to their homes.by Meghan Mangrum
Whether you enjoy exercise, meditation, watching TV or reading, there are several ways to stay happy and healthy while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Look to the list below for budget-friendly ways to stay sane while you are stuck at home.by Sunny Montgomery
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended stay-at-home restrictions through the month and increased fines on violators to up to $1,000, citing fresh evidence Monday that the outbreak-fighting rules could be helping the state avoid a worst-case catastrophe.Here are developments in the coronavirus outbreak.
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said in a news conference Monday afternoon that the Alstom property will be an alternative site for COVID-19 patients instead of the Chattanooga's Convention Center.by Sarah Grace Taylor
ritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.by
A Tennessee man has been charged with violating the governor's stay-at-home coronavirus order after a confrontation with officers at a birthday party.by
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, who urged the Trump administration last month against heeding calls for a 4-month nationwide stay-at-home order, said he supports the approach that state and local governments have taken in Tennessee and most other states to try to control the spread of the coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
Hundreds of Tennessee towns, cities and local governments will be able to apply starting April 30 for their share of the state's one-time $200 million infrastructure and COVID-19 relief emergency funding, Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday.by Andy Sher
The nation's hospitals are facing severe shortages of tests, critical protective gear and staff needed to combat the coronavirus and protect their patients, a federal government watchdog reported Monday.
I seem to be drifting into something I'll call the "Fetal Position Diet."by Mark Kennedy
Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday that the state will allocated $10 million in "Small and Rural Hospital Readiness" grants to support hospitals that could face financial hardships due to the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state.by Allison Shirk Collins
A statewide network of faith, community and labor organizations is urging Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to invoke his emergency powers and suspend what it is calling "overly restrictive state laws" on local government officials to give them more authority to address the coronavirus pandemic.by Andy Sher
On what would have been the first of the two-day practice round for the Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Fred S. Ridley announced a new date for the annual event.by Stephen Hargis
The Pentagon says the number of COVID-19 cases in the active duty force topped 1,000 over the weekend.by
Golf organizations tried to salvage a season unlike any other Monday with a series of changes, starting with the British Open being canceled for the first time since 1945.
Stocks jumped in markets around the world Monday after some of the hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon.
A second U.S. company is poised to begin a small safety test of a vaccine against the new coronavirus.by
The U.S. and Britain braced for what could be one of their bleakest weeks in memory Monday as the human and financial toll of the coronavirus outbreak mounted.
The adage is that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about one that leaves you speechless?by Stephen Hargis
Nobody would have given odds on this.
The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes about life support while wheeling him into Massachusetts General's intensive care unit.
Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic, can't buy groceries online with her food stamps — even though each trip to the store is now a risky endeavor.
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.
With the military under broad pressure to step up its coronavirus response, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday defended the firing of an aircraft carrier commander who sought help for sailors during an outbreak as a matter of holding leaders "accountable." He also said the matter was under review.
Americans braced for what the nation's top doctor warned Sunday would be "the hardest and saddest week" of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy.
The messenger is anonymous — but the messages are heartfelt, and appreciated.
In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay.
From those who have volunteered their medical assistance to those who have made a mockery of social distancing, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the best and worst in people.by David Paschall
Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves.
The New York governor said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices during the coronavirus pandemic.
Some of Uganda's poorest people used to work here, on the streets of Kampala, as fruit sellers sitting on the pavement or as peddlers of everything from handkerchiefs to roasted peanuts.
Glad-handing is definitely out. So are crowds, most public appearances and certainly in-person political campaign fundraisers.by Andy Sher
President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions "as soon as we can."
Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information — the number of health care workers who have tested positive for the disease.
President Donald Trump is warning that the country could be headed into its "toughest" weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he's eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy back on track.
Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said.
On March 19, Dr. Aaron Milstone, a pulmonary and critical care specialist in Franklin, Tennessee, stayed up all night to share a link to an online petition with as many physicians in his contacts as he could.by Patrick Filbin
The seafood industry has been upended by the spread of the coronavirus, which has halted sales in restaurants and sent fishermen and dealers scrambling for new markets.
With stay-at-home orders issued in Tennessee, unemployment skyrocketing and financial stress mounting, domestic violence victims may find themselves stuck with their abusers in increasingly tense situations amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.by Rosana Hughes
President Donald Trump is taking an old political adage to heart: Never let a crisis go to waste.
Lakecha Strickland takes people to work. She takes them to visit loved ones. She picks them up hours before the sun rises, making the left turn on Orchard Knob Avenue or at the stop near TVA.by Wyatt Massey
Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it's still too risky.
As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment.
When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married forever.
Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services -- a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible.
While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the general election.
The coronavirus outbreak, stay-at-home orders and the rules of social distancing are dramatically altering the way families and communities mourn the passing of loved ones.
Amid an avalanche of bad news, Simeon's story and thousands like it across the country are prompting smiles as suddenly isolated people rush to care for animals, easing a burden on shelters and providing homes — even if just temporarily — for homeless dogs, cats and other pets.
Gov. Henry McMaster has directed South Carolina's health department to begin publicly disclosing confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code, a level of information specificity the agency had previously said was not necessary in efforts to temper the outbreak.
Confirmed coronavirus infections in Alabama topped 1,500 on Saturday as residents statewide were placed under an emergency order requiring them to stay home as much as possible.by
Two Army soldiers stationed in Georgia say they're willing to wait another year to see their Olympic dreams come true.by
Coronavirus deaths in Georgia exceeded 200 on Saturday as people statewide spent their first full day under the governor's emergency order to stay home.by
Casper ter Kuile lights a candle in front of his computer screen. And then the music begins.
A fifth person has died from a coronavirus outbreak at a Tennessee nursing home that saw more than 100 people test positive.by
While Hamilton Countians and fellow Tennesseans began curbing their movements in the days since the state's first coronavirus case appeared here on March 10, a recent jump in travel across many areas of the state helped convince Gov. Bill Lee last week to finally issue a stay-at-home order.by Andy Sher
Before New Zealand began its four-week lockdown to fight the coronavirus, a reporter asked Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern what would happen if an earthquake struck while everybody was sequestered in their homes.
Students are now slated to return to class on April 27, but the district has already officially postponed commencement ceremonies originally scheduled for mid-May — so many seniors aren't sure what the last weeks of high school will hold for them.by Meghan Mangrum
As Chattanoogans have been ordered to shelter in place and local elected officials promise to step up enforcement, more and more child care providers are also closing.by Meghan Mangrum
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Meyer does his best recruiting face-to-face. He can look people in the eye, read their body language and get insight into whether they would make a good Marine.
Some states and cities that have been shipped masks, gloves, ventilators and other essential equipment from the nation's medical stockpile to fight the coronavirus have gotten an unwelcome surprise: the material is unusable.
For nearly two years, Eilat Lieber, director and chief curator of the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem's Old City, has been excited for this April, when Passover, Easter and Ramadan — touchstone holidays of three major religions — would collide for the first time in nearly two decades.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed several election law changes that lawmakers passed before they recessed due to the coronavirus, including one that scales back voter registration drive restrictions that a federal judge blocked and another that details voting options during disasters.
Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning.
A site in Bradley County that began providing drive-thru COVID-19 testing last weekend is now touting a 10-minute "rapid screen" — but it's not meant to diagnose a COVID-19 infection.by Elizabeth Fite
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that China is facilitating the shipment of 1,000 ventilators to his state, as he continues to shop for more of the lifesaving devices ahead of a growing number of coronavirus patients who will need them.
There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral rituals impossible.
The first line of Sarah Johnson's Facebook post sums it up: "Last week something really awesome happened here at Couch's!"by Lisa Denton
Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame inductee Mitch Ryder has been traveling overseas to perform at least once and sometimes twice a year since 1979. In that time, he has been somewhat of a germaphobe, uncomfortable shaking hands and hyper-conscious of singing into someone else's microphone.by Barry Courter
In a time of crisis, the Chattanooga Tent Co. is changing direction and putting its stakes down in a new field.by Patrick MacCoon
Social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic is a tall order for rural jails across the Chattanooga region, but sheriffs in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama are taking steps where they can - under court order in some cases - though some admit it might not be enough.by Ben Benton
If you were to ask me what goji berries taste like, I would have to truthfully answer, "I have no idea." Nor do I know what pawpaws taste like. What I do know is that we Wagners now have two goji bushes, three blackberry bushes, two raspberry bushes, four pawpaw trees, two fig trees, two pecan trees and two plum trees planted in various spots on our property.
President Donald Trump aims to shovel $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy over the next few weeks to try to cushion its free fall.
After multiple weeks of being told we need to stay home, a lot of folks' nerves are frayed (parents in particular).
A 400-bed field hospital will be set up at the University of Kentucky as health officials prepare for a potential surge of coronavirus patients, UK HealthCare officials said Friday.
Praise the Lord, I am feeling better and beginning to regain some of my strength.
Shady middlemen, phantom shipments, prices soaring by the hour, goods flown in on a private plane.
An activist doctor who had criticized Russia's response to the coronavirus outbreak was forcibly detained as she and some of her colleagues tried to deliver protective gear to a hospital in need.
For more than a month, Wu Di did not know his father was dead.by
He ran marathons on every continent, including Antarctica — 83 of them in all, many followed by a visit to an obscure craft brewery.
President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will try to stop "profiteers" from exporting medical protective gear, shortly after picking a fight with manufacturing giant 3M, a major producer and exporter of face masks used to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.
Local officials are expressing concern that a statewide stay-at-home order from Georgia's governor that took effect Friday evening will actually loosen some restrictions that cities and counties had put in place, including rolling back park and beach closures.
In Lodi, California, a man wearing a "tactical-type vest" stopped a man in a park and told him he was violating curfew and needed to hand over $1,000 or go to jail.by
As the chief health officer of Santa Clara County, California, Dr. Sara Cody announced the first case of coronavirus in the Bay Area in January. Last month, she led the rollout of the nation's first shelter-in-place order.
Zion National ParkLocal leaders had called for the closure, and Gov. Gary Herbert said he consulted with the Interior Department to make the decision.
The Queen of All Media is the Queen of All Goodwill during the coronavirus crisis.
Alabama officials ordered residents to stay home except for essential trips, work and a few other things starting Saturday, with Gov. Kay Ivey saying Friday that too many people had ignored voluntary limits.by
Boot Barn, JoAnn Fabrics and Check Into Cash are essential, along with car dealerships and exterminators. Meanwhile, Hobby Lobby is shutting down and MurMaid Mattress is struggling to sort out whether it can continue to do business if it moves exclusively to online ordering and pick-up.by Mary Fortune
President Donald Trump's top economic adviser on Friday lamented rising unemployment in America due to the new coronavirus.by
For Gov. Andrew Cuomo, it should have been a softball question lobbed from a friendly source.
Grocery stores, like hundreds of other businesses, are adapting to the novel coronavirus, and while it could take weeks or months before we fully understand the ramifications, they are still the safest and best option for getting the things that we need to sustain ourselves, experts say.by Barry Courter
Perry's Promise, a nonprofit organization in Walker County, Georgia, that specializes in animal rescue work, has switched gears amid the coronavirus outbreak and is helping the elderly with groceries and other chores.by Patrick Filbin
In the past week and a half, Cori Bush has been hospitalized twice with shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, loss of taste and a headache.
Chattanooga's Convention Center, empty for the past three weeks since all conventions and meetings were canceled due to the coronavirus, is being converted into a facility to house those with COVID-19 who need non-acute medical care.by Dave Flessner
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Friday for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses to handle an expected surge in coronavirus cases in New York and other places around the country where virus cases are straining existing health care systems.by
The weather is warming and the greens are firming up, but many of the Chattanooga area's golf courses are temporarily shutting down in the wake of the coronavirus.by Mike Pare
Tennessee is among the top states in the country in per capita testing for the coronavirus so far with nearly 38,000 Tennesseans tested for the virus, Gov. Bill Lee said Friday.by Dave Flessner
March 25, 1978. The clock having just hit 2:30 a.m. that Saturday, the last embers fading to black on a Centre College fraternity party in Danville, Kentucky, my roommate and I were supposed to climb into my Toyota Corolla at that moment and head toward St. Louis, where the NCAA tournament's Final Four would begin later that day.by Mark Wiedmer
A grim snapshot of the U.S. job market's sudden collapse emerged Friday with a report that employers shed hundreds of thousands of jobs last month because of the viral outbreak that's brought the economy to a near-standstill.
The federal government's relief program for small businesses got off to a rocky start start Friday, with only some businesses able to apply and several banks either not accepting applications or seeing long waits to do approvals.
The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead.
Already facing growing anger and worry from governors over federal assistance to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump administration on Friday abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile and put forward a narrower vision of the role the federal government's repository of life-saving medicines and equipment should play in supplying states' needs.
Few professions can inspire people quite like coaches.by Stephen Hargis
For two years the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba's signature programs - state-employed medical workers treating patients around the globe in a show of soft power that also earns billions in badly needed hard currency.
Hamilton County Schools has officially postponed high school graduations and proms scheduled for April and May due to the coronavirus pandemic.by Meghan Mangrum
Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has recorded an address to the nation and the Commonwealth about the coronavirus pandemic.by
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt finally had a chance to talk football with his players this week, even if it was only for two hours and through online video.
Terell Young, a Riverside County, Calif., sheriff's deputy who died of coronavirus, likely contracted COVID-19 from an inmate, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said.
Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River is being suspended for two weeks due to the coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
With nine dead from the novel coronavirus in Hamilton County, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is pleading with the public to prevent community spread.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California.
Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, as workers prepared for a national memorial this weekend for health workers and others who died in the outbreak.by
The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.
As part of his shelter-in-place order, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has given sheriffs in the state the authority to close down businesses and other establishments to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.by Patrick Filbin
The mother keeps throwing New York City dinner parties, and the father worries their kids might contract COVID-19. What's a divorced couple to do in the age of social distancing?
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced his support of Gov. Bill Lee's most recent executive order, which requires Tennesseans to stay at home when not participating in essential activity to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, on Friday.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land on Friday for the first time in weeks, following the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of coronavirus patients.
Though neighboring states, Georgia and Alabama, both have canceled school for the rest of the year, Tennessee students still aren't sure if they'll go back to school this spring.by Meghan Mangrum
Hamilton County Schools will continue to offer free student meals through the district's spring break, which began Friday and ends April 10.by Meghan Mangrum
Birmingham on Friday extended its shelter-in-place order through the end of April, with Mayor Randall Woodfin warning that city parks would also close if residents didn't comply with the restrictions.by
The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks in the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and the public health crisis deepened in New York City, where a funeral home in a hard-hit neighborhood had 185 bodies stacked up Thursday — more than triple normal capacity.
Q. I received a telephone call and the caller states he can help me receive my stimulus check in three days. Is this a scam?
With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday that he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren't using them — one of the most aggressive steps yet in the U.S. to relieve severe shortages of equipment needed to fight the scourge.
Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge.
Jody Hull had been editing youth sports images for a photography company in Tennessee until the coronavirus forced schools -- and their athletics -- to shut down.
With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the reality of death to the forefront of our minds, estate planning attorneys are getting a steady stream of calls from clients looking to put their affairs in order.by Emily Crisman
The Tennessee Board of Regents says it plans to discuss colleges' responses to the coronavirus pandemic and consider two dozen proposed career and technical education programs at its next meeting.by
More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country's first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.
Kim Prather, a leading atmospheric chemist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, wants to yell out her window at every surfer, runner, and biker she spots along the San Diego coast.
Two weeks ago, the Pentagon promised to make as many as 2,000 military ventilators available as the federal government strains to contend with the coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesday, less than half had been allocated, despite a desperate need across the country.
The worldwide race to protect people against being infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear masks, get temperature checks or even be permitted to go outside.
Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an "enormous gap" in the number of ventilators and other critical items.
More than 5,000 medical masks that Montgomery County received from the national stockpile were rotted, the local emergency management director said Thursday.
The Tennessee Board of Regents says it plans to discuss colleges' responses to the coronavirus pandemic and consider two dozen proposed career and technical education programs at its next meeting.by
The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings when leaving home, in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones said Thursday he believes the state should issue a statewide stay-home order, as other states have done, to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
A federal judge on Thursday declined to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary as the coronavirus spreads, but he ordered that people be given an extra six days beyond Tuesday's election for absentee voting.
The Tennessee Volunteers capped last football season with six consecutive victories and have seven home games scheduled this year, including visits from top rivals Alabama and Florida.by David Paschall
Parks across the state are temporarily closing as cities urge or, in a growing number of places, order their residents to stay at home.by Sunny Montgomery
The U.S. Naval Ship Mercy, a hospital ship, arrived at the Port of Los Angeles on Friday to bolster a health care system that officials worry could be overwhelmed by a surge in coronavirus patients.
If you think you might have a respiratory illness, call your primary care physician and get checked out to make sure you don't have the COVID-19 virus, according to a news release from Whitfield County.
Joshua Wicks won a state title as a lacrosse player at Baylor School.by Patrick MacCoon
Builders are keeping their distance from one another, not sharing tools or pens and washing their hands more often.by Dave Flessner
Less than 24 hours after the American Medical Association recommended that health care workers be allowed to use their own personal protective equipment, Dalton, Georgia-based Hamilton Health Care System has changed its policy that would have reprimanded and removed employees for bringing their own equipment while supplies are extremely limited around the country.by Patrick Filbin
The Democratic National Committee on Thursday postponed its national convention because of the coronavirus, moving it from mid-July to mid-August.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is closing to the public Friday.by Dave Flessner
When Jose Cojom's house collapsed around his family in a tornado that struck after midnight, he knew his life was going to get much harder. But that was just the beginning.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Tennessee to supplement state, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic beginning on Jan. 20 and continuing, according to a news release from FEMA.
Tennessee's biggest health insurer announced Thursday it will cover all expenses for COVID-19 treatments, including hospitalizations, for the next two months.by Dave Flessner
Chattanooga-based eSpin Technologies, which uses nanofibers to make high-performance filters and other products, is now trying to put a dent into the nationwide shortage of surgical face masks.by Mike Pare
Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday he is signing a new executive order requiring Tennesseans to stay at home unless they are conducting "essential activities," citing data showing an increase in residents' movements across the state.by Andy Sher
Grand Canyon National Park closed to visitors Wednesday, saying in a statement that it was following "the guidance of state and local health officials" who made the recommendation as a measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is closing more of its most heavily visited recreation areas to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
The glimmer of hope for prep spring sports to be played in Tennessee is getting dimmer for TSSAA executive director Bernard Childress.by Stephen Hargis
It may go down as the great season of what-ifs in Georgia.by Lindsey Young
Major construction projects moving forward along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are raising fears that the coronavirus could race through temporary camps and workers could spread it to nearby rural communities that would not be able to handle an outbreak.
What is it like to be a young person in your corner of the world, in the midst of the coronavirus crisis?
A national restaurant chain once headquartered in Chattanooga has laid off nearly 18,000 employees across the country as the bankrupt company struggles to cope with restaurant shutdowns ordered to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
The Dade County (Georgia) Commission is considering using the county sheriff's office to patrol the highway that leads to Cloudland Canyon State Park to prevent outsiders from visiting after hundreds of people flocked to the park despite officials asking people to practice social distancing.by Patrick Filbin
As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that some mom-and-pop shops might get squeezed out.
Federal authorities have proposed a $611,000 fine for a Kirkland, Washington, nursing home connected to at least 40 coronavirus deaths.
Georgia's governor published his order telling people to stay at home Thursday as known coronavirus infections in the state rose past 5,400 and officials blamed the virus for record-shattering unemployment claims.
Hamilton County is preparing for an anticipated peak of local COVID-19 cases as confirmed cases in the county rise to 63. Reported deaths hit six on Thursday, less than three weeks after the first case was identified locally.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Tennessee physician and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Thursday joined the effort to persuade Gov. Bill Lee to issue a strict "stay-at-home" order to help quell the rising number of coronavirus pandemic cases here.by Andy Sher
Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more supporters and strike harder than before.
Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International have started production of medical isolation gowns and protective face shields to help urgent medical supply needs at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton and Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.by Patrick MacCoon
Q: Our family is following strict social distancing practices, but don't know how the coronavirus spreads. Can you explain?
Since the coronavirus outbreak, life in China is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen.by
Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Many dairy processing plants across Wisconsin have more product than they can handle and that's forced farmers to begin dumping their milk down the drain.by
Chattanooga will be under a shelter-in-place order beginning Saturday to curtail the spread of COVID-19, according to an executive order signed by Mayor Andy Berke Thursday afternoon, restricting citizens' travel, child care options and access to public spaces.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, in the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage from the crisis piles up around the world.
On a recent morning, before one of her popular Facebook Live broadcasts, the FlyLady sipped coffee on her front porch and reflected on the upheaval at hand.by Mark Kennedy
Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch America's Food Fund, which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic has touched every part of New York City, but new data shows it is hitting especially hard in neighborhoods that tend to be poorer and might be more likely to have many people living under one roof.by
More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.by and
Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship by Friday, Navy officials said as they struggle to quarantine crew members in the face of an outbreak.
The mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday told everyone in the nation's second-largest city to start wearing masks to combat the coronavirus, but California's governor isn't ready to take that idea statewide.
Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on the TV show "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," died Wednesday after contracting the coronavirus.
Americans give high marks to state and local governments for their handling of the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic that has swiftly remade everyday life. But less than half approve of the job done thus far by President Donald Trump and the federal government, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85.
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they'll be able to move forward as planned this summer with conventions that typically kick off the general election season.
Tennessee started out its fight against coronavirus by declining to tell people which counties the virus had been found in. Then came a wave of criticism from across the state.
The work is exhausting and dangerous, the situation bleak. But an army of health care workers heeded New York's call for help reinforcing hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Why aren't health officials warning people about eating food contaminated with the new coronavirus?
Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country from the coronavirus.
For small business owners scrambling to survive the coronavirus pandemic, untangling their options for federal and local loans and grants has become their new side gig.by Mary Fortune
With Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear calling on residents in his state to avoid traveling to Tennessee because of differences in their respective COVID-19 responses, Gov. Bill Lee is pointing to what he says is the Volunteer State's more aggressive virus testing.by Andy Sher
As the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga closed student housing and canceled on-campus activities last month in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, it also transitioned hundreds of classes - and thousands of students - online.by Meghan Mangrum
Leaders from Chattanooga, Hamilton County and the state are struggling to come up with a solution for temporarily housing the city's homeless population during the growing COVID-19 crisis.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Home Depot said Wednesday it is limiting the number of customers in its stores, curtailing opening hours, adding paid leave for employees and ending sales of protective masks.
A Fort Payne, Alabama, medical lab that began conducting and analyzing COVID-19 tests last week tested more than 1,000 specimens in a single day on Tuesday for the first time to help to determine who is infected with the growing coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
Late last year - long before most people had heard of the new coronavirus now sweeping the globe - scientists in Germany sprang into action to develop a test for the virus that was causing an unusual respiratory disease in central China.
The NASCAR Research and Development Center's five 3D printers - including two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago - are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car.
Rowling is hoping a dash of Harry Potter will help families confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.by
"Wicked" fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical.by
Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday joined Department of Children's Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols to call on all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their lives and in their communities as the response to stop the spread of COVID-19 could lead to an increase in child abuse and neglect and a decrease in reported allegations.
Music artist Lizzo brought lunch to staff at a Michigan hospital, expressing gratitude for their services during coronavirus pandemic, according to hospital officials.by
When and if opening day for Major League Baseball comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen.
Shaw Industries, the Dalton, Georgia-based floorcovering maker, is temporarily suspending many of its manufacturing operations in the United States due to the disruption of business caused by the coronavirus, the company said Wednesday.by Mike Pare
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday afternoon the state is preparing for a "surge" of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations and seeking to bring "thousands" of additional hospital beds online as well as staffing and supplies to prepare for it in the next 3 1/2 weeks.by Andy Sher
President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration's projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are increasingly pushing shutdown orders of their own.
There's a large whiteboard calendar on a wall inside the massive gym owned by Simone Biles' family that outlines every major gymnastics event of the year, the 2020 Olympics included.
Mississippi surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, according to numbers released Wednesday.
Every few days brings another grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will sign a statewide shelter-in-place order later this week that will run until April 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.by Patrick Filbin
As the coronavirus spread across the United States, workers at the lone hospital in one Alabama county turned off beeping monitors for good and padlocked the doors, making it one of the latest in a string of nearly 200 rural hospitals to close nationwide.
Volkswagen Chattanooga is extending its production suspension for another week with plans to restart assembly of vehicles on April 12.by Mike Pare
One thing most people understand about the novel coronavirus that continues to spread around the country is that older people - primarily those older than 65 - and those with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to virus.by Patrick Filbin
A child under 5 years old has died of COVID-19 in Hamilton County, marking the first local pediatric death from the virus, according to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The Constitution largely gives states the authority to regulate their own affairs.
The spread of the novel coronavirus, and its associated COVID-19 disease, is made worse because it is highly contagious.
Country icon Dolly Parton is making a big donation to help fund coronavirus research, as well as taking time out every week to read children's books online to kids everywhere.by
Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.by Dave Flessner
U.S. stocks joined a worldwide downdraft Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain being caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Volkswagen of America on Wednesday reported that 2020 started out as a promising year, but sales were slammed by the coronavirus in March.by Mike Pare
The city of Dalton, Whitfield County and the other communities in the county have expanded the COVID-19 response and will enforce more strict measures to help stop the spread of the deadly virus.by Patrick Filbin
For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic.
National news outlets are reporting that more than 270 million Americans in at least 33 states are now being ordered to stay at home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.by Wyatt Massey
It's the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent's due.
Alabama on Wednesday reached more than 1,000 cases of the coronavirus, with 17 confirmed deaths from the virus.by
Restaurants and bars in East Ridge may now temporarily sell beer for carry-out or delivery, according to an executive order issued by the city Tuesday, March 31.
With the COVID-19 outbreak at the height of spring tree pollen season, which is typically late March through mid-April, people who experience allergy-like symptoms may question whether those symptoms are caused by the coronavirus or allergies.by Emily Crisman
Tennessee officials want tourism businesses to stop soliciting tourists in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus.by
New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis.
Census Day — the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline.
For members of the U.S. Army Field Band, it has never been merely about the music. Yes, they wanted to please the ear, but they played for the Army. For America.
President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a "hell of a bad two weeks" ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.
As increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world's best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic.
An apparent tornado slammed into an Alabama neighborhood, shattering more than a dozen homes Tuesday while people were hunkered down inside because of the coronavirus outbreak, as storms caused damage from Mississippi to Georgia.
The noodles smothered in peanut sauce are as much a trademark of Wuhan as deep-dish pizza in Chicago or spaghetti in Rome.by
The Bobby Stone Film Series is moving online with four films that you can watch on your phone, computer, tablet or even your own home theater setup while the Tivoli remains closed.by Barry Courter
While the nature of a pandemic tends to separate people rather than bring them together, some Chattanooga area residents are using the coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to reach out to their more vulnerable neighbors and close the gap that widens between people in times of insecurity.by Emily Crisman
Some pregnant women fear giving birth with no loved ones by their side.
Five groups of elected officials from Whitfield County, Dalton, Cohutta, Tunnel Hill, and Varnell will meet Wednesday to consider a resolution that would expand the list of local businesses closed to the public through April 30, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore, which would take the warship out of duty in an effort to save lives.
The Chattanooga City Council's first virtual meeting amid social distancing highlighted some of the perils of online public meetings as online attendees used racist hate speech in the chat and council members debated transparency protocols amid the COVID-19 public health crisis.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The new local COVID-19 Task Force focused on communication and determining the area's most needed resources during its first meeting Tuesday.by Elizabeth Fite
In the self-proclaimed "Gig City," thousands of Chattanoogans are making digital rather than personal connections and remotely doing their jobs, school work and even social gatherings via the internet.by Dave Flessner
The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April's bills are coming due.
As more people stay home to avoid spreading or catching the coronavirus, police say they expect to see changes to crime rates. However, with less than a month of data to analyze since governments began to urge people to stay home, police say it's still too soon to tell what kind of trends may emerge.by Rosana Hughes
Phoning a friend has taken on an entirely new meaning with social distancing, but the folks at Mad Priest are hoping to have a little fun helping some out-of-work bartenders make money.by Barry Courter
While much of the attention fixates on hospital preparations, primary care providers on the frontlines are already in a full blown war against COVID-19.by Elizabeth Fite
Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk.
Gestamp, Volkswagen Chattanooga's biggest local supplier with some 1,000 workers, has temporarily shut down its three factories here in the wake of the VW plant closure.by Mike Pare
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Georgia exceeded 3,800 on Tuesday, with more than 100 people dead, as mayors pressed for Gov. Brian Kemp to impose greater restrictions statewide in hopes of slowing the new virus.
Chattanooga's publicly traded companies collectively lost more than $7.5 billion of market value in the first three months of 2020 as share prices of all eight of the local stock-traded companies suffered double-digit losses in the first quarter ended Tuesday.by Dave Flessner
Employees arriving at work at the GE Appliances plant in LaFayette, Georgia, have negotiated long lines as the company began using a temperature screen check on workers before they enter the factory.by Mike Pare
Kevin Spain had booked his flight weeks ago. The former assistant sports editor of the Times Free Press would fly to Nashville from his home in the Washington, D.C., area, then drive to Chattanooga this past Sunday for one of his favorite events of the year: The annual selection party for the McDonald Farm System fantasy baseball league.by Mark Wiedmer
All things were not created equal even before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in abrupt unemployment for some and not for others.by David Paschall
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday announced state officials will begin releasing county-specific information on the coronavirus' impacts, including the number of deaths.by Andy Sher
On the surface, allowing NCAA Division I spring sports participants another year of eligibility seems like a win-win situation for college programs and the student-athletes whose seasons - and careers in some cases - ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic.by Lindsey Young
In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie "On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce.
The charitable arm of Chattanooga's biggest bank is donating $2.5 million in support of COVID-19 emergency relief efforts to nonprofit organizations throughout its five-state footprint.
The NHL has extended its guideline for players and staff to self-quarantine until April 15, and it is possible the coronavirus pandemic could push that date back even further.
The NFL is gearing up for a normal season and playoffs - with two additional wild-card teams in the chase for the Super Bowl.
Last week, Congress passed and the President signed perhaps the largest single financial rescue package in history in response to the economic damage inflicted by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Un-baaaaa-lievable: This wild bunch is completely ignoring rules on social distancing.by
U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level in nearly three years as the impact of the coronavirus on the economy began to be felt.
The medical director of the National Health Service's operations in England says there is evidence that the social distancing measures imposed by the British government to get on top of the coronavirus pandemic are working.by
The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks.
Knox County's judges have ordered the sheriff's office to book and release all arrestees charged with misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, while Memphis has canceled all out-of custody court dates in April.by
CNN's Chris Cuomo has tested positive for the coronavirus but promised Tuesday to stay at work and do his prime-time show from the basement of his home.
Hamilton County announced its first community COVID-19 screening site Tuesday, the same day the county hit 50 known cases and confirmed its fourth local death from the novel coronavirus.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Gov. Bill Lee says "legal challenges" are preventing Tennessee's top health officials from releasing location information on where coronavirus deaths have occurred in the state.
For members of the U.S. Army Field Band, it has never been merely about the music. Yes, they wanted to please the ear, but they played for the Army. For America.
Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many of the country's stores.
Alabama's official death toll from the coronavirus rose to 13 Tuesday but the state is investigating others.by
Dig. Plant. Breathe.
During these uncertain times, it's reassuring to have people who come through for you. Whether it's medical professionals going the extra mile in the fight against the coronavirus or a neighbor who has delivered groceries to your doorstep, here's a way to offer your thanks. Tell us the examples of courage and kindness shown to you.by
The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it's working with Holland America on a detailed docking plan that would require two ships carrying passengers and crew from an ill-fated cruise to handle all medical issues without impacting South Florida's already-stressed hospitals.
NASHVILLE — A Franklin, Tennessee, physician is sharply criticizing Gov. Bill Lee's "safer at home" coronavirus executive order issued Monday, calling it "weak leadership" that is generating public confusion.by Andy Sher
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,500 Tuesday, eclipsing China's official count, as the deepening crisis in New York hit close to home for the governor when he disclosed, teary-eyed, that his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has become infected.
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Georgia man used concerns over the coronavirus in a bid to defraud Medicare out of more than $1.1 million.by
Is Hamburger Helper your new best helpmate? Is "Cooking for Dummies" back on the kitchen counter? Whatever the case, the coronavirus has changed the way America eats.by Anne Braly
Usually around the week of The Masters golf tournament, I get requests for a recipe I ran years ago for Sandy Zitkus' pimento cheese.by Anne Braly
Restaurateurs in Chattanooga, like others around the country, are having to rethink their business strategies, and many are reaching out via social media and their websites to let customers know they are still open, though not open in the typical sense.by Anne Braly
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a State Department official has died from the coronavirus, the first American fatality among the U.S. diplomatic corps from the pandemic.by
Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.
Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible.
At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Alabama neared 1,000 on Monday as reported deaths continued to climb and a federal judge ruled the state could not prohibit abortions during the outbreak.
When will the money arrive?
Michael Wells was looking for a chance to use his scientific training to help fight the coronavirus when - on the same day the pandemic forced his lab to temporarily close - he decided to create his own opportunity.
A $500 billion federal aid package for companies and governments hurt by the coronavirus includes rules aimed at ensuring that the taxpayer money is used in ways that would help sustain the economy. But questions are being raised about whether those guardrails will prevent the kinds of abuses that have marked some corporate bailouts of the past.
Long before ever meeting Jimmy Wigfall, I felt like I knew him. Like so many people who grew up in the Sequatchie Valley, I certainly knew of him.by Stephen Hargis
Federal judges on Monday temporarily blocked efforts in Texas and Alabama to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, handing Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers a victory as clinics across the U.S. filed lawsuits to stop states from trying to shutter them during the outbreak.
When the Braves earned Atlanta its first professional championship in a major sport with the 1995 World Series crown, they did so following a shortened regular season of 144 games.by David Paschall
The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.
Rule No. 1: Keep those wipes out of your pipes.by Lisa Denton
Gardening has provided a much needed breath of fresh air for those looking to get outside of the house.by Patrick MacCoon
Tennessee's U.S. senators and congressmen on Monday urged President Donald Trump to move quickly and approve Gov. Bill Lee's request the state be declared a "major disaster" area to let it qualify for emergency federal funding to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus and deal with its impact.by Andy Sher
The Hamilton County Schools proposed budget presented to the school board Monday night is a far cry from the budget proposed by Superintendent Bryan Johnson last year, which was dependent on a failed tax-increase proposal.by Meghan Mangrum
U.S. stocks climbed Monday, led by big gains for health care companies announcing developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak.
National Doctors Day, observed Monday, couldn't have come at a more appropriate time.by Clint Cooper
The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department announced Monday that a third person has died of COVID-19 in the county amid increasing signs of community spread.by Sarah Grace Taylor
As local first responders and law enforcement agencies adjust to the growing coronavirus pandemic, some are more transparent than others about workers affected by self-quarantine or isolation.by Rosana Hughes
In its ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while also providing reasonable access to town services and amenities, the town of Signal Mountain is reopening its transfer station for limited use and closing Rainbow Lake trail until further notice.by Emily Crisman
EPB has now installed 27 free Wi-Fi hotspots across Hamilton County in an effort to increase student access to internet and online learning opportunities while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.by Meghan Mangrum
Erlanger Health System has enacted a "temporary expense reduction plan" by furloughing some administrative employees, cutting leadership pay, reducing overtime, suspending vacation accruals, suspending job recruitment for administrative positions and suspending retirement contributions by the company.by Elizabeth Fite
Confirmed infections and deaths from the coronavirus in Georgia continued to increase Monday as traveling to Savannah on the coast and into neighboring Florida became more cumbersome and one expert predicted Georgia's daily toll will keep escalating until late April.
New York's governor put out an urgent plea for medical volunteers and a Navy hospital ship pulled into port Monday as coronavirus deaths in the city mounted and hospitals buckled in what authorities say could be a preview of what other communities across the U.S. could soon face.
The countdown clocks have been reset and are ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics.
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera has canceled the remainder of its regular performances for the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, CSO officials announced Monday.
The city of Chattanooga is shaking loose $2.5 million in grants and loans for small business owners scrambling to understand how a massive $2.2 trillion federal aid package might help them weather the coronavirus crisis.by Mary Fortune
The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There's a whiff of paranoia in the air.
The NCAA will permit Division I spring sports athletes - such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players - who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility.
Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
I'm now four recessions into my career. Each one is different, and this is the first one associated with a health crisis.
Macy's says it will temporarily stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chain closed its stores in response to collapsing sales during the pandemic.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee today announced Monday he is issuing a statewide order closing "non-essential" businesses and directing state residents to remain at home to battle the continuing spread of the coronavirus, according to sources.by Andy Sher
In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest.
As the United States faces the worst public health crisis in a generation, we want you to know we are here for you — and with you.by
More than two weeks after the outbreak was first detected in the county, Chattanooga and Hamilton County are looking to forge a more united front on COVID-19 response through a new joint task force.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Amazon Future Engineer is providing free access to computer science courses for students, teachers and parents while many schools are relying more and more on virtual instruction during the the novel coronavirus pandemic.by
After Michigan lost to Ohio State in the semifinals of the women's Big Ten Tournament, coach Kim Barnes Arico and her staff immediately hit the road.
Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl opened their doors — literally — as the musicians performed from their homes for an hour-long benefit concert to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Bells tolled in Madrid's deserted central square and flags were lowered in a day of mourning Monday as Spain raced to build field hospitals to treat an onslaught of coronavirus patients.
Erlanger Health System is in the process of erecting additional triage tents outside its emergency rooms at Erlanger Baroness Hospital, Children's Hospital at Erlanger and Erlanger East Hospital.by Elizabeth Fite
Elmo, Rooster and Cookie Monster are doing their part to help keep kids safe as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on.by
The Baylor School's COVID-19 diagnostic testing effort is attracting national media attention.by Mark Kennedy and Elizabeth Fite
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to visit a testing site at Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida on Monday morning as the state's confirmed coronavirus caseload approaches 5,000. Many residents spent their first weekend under "Safer at Home" orders.by
Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic.
Mohawk Industries Inc. said Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is cutting demand for floorcovering surfaces and has forced the closing or cutback of some plants, including a production facility in Pennsylvania.by Dave Flessner
With Americans increasingly staying at home to do their jobs, attend school or shop for what they buy, demand for fuel has plunged and pushed gasoline prices locally to the lowest level since early 2016.by Dave Flessner
Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months.
The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won't fix the problem facing doctors and nurses: a critical shortage of protective gowns, gloves and masks.
The North American International Auto Show said that it will cancel its Detroit show because of the coronavirus pandemic and the center where it is held will likely be repurposed into a hospital.by
As Alabama settles into a statewide stay at home order from the governor, the number of verified coronavirus cases continues to rise.by
The number of coronavirus cases in Georgia continues to rise quickly and steadily.by
But what if this novel coronavirus stubbornly refuses to recede enough for the Mocs and other college football teams to play come September or October?by Mark Wiedmer
Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as officials implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the islands.
As they grapple with COVID-19 as well as existing infrastructure needs, Hamilton County, Chattanooga and nine other municipalities within the county can look forward to some $9.2 million as their share of a $200 million statewide grant program created by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and state lawmakers.by Andy Sher and Sarah Grace Taylor
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — For the past month, Matthew McNulty was preparing his clinic to begin testing for the new coronavirus.by Wyatt Massey
A second member of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga community tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to a statement from the school on Sunday.by Wyatt Massey
Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like "Home" and "Pickup Man," has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61.by
Jack Bandy, the grandfather of Dalton City Councilwoman Annalee Harlan, died Sunday due to complications related to the coronavirus. He was 93 years old.by Patrick Filbin
"I lived through the blizzard of '93 and [the terrorist attacks of] 9/11," Blaylock said, "but I've never seen anything like this. You can't even have a funeral. It's just wham, bam, thank you, ma'am."by Lisa Denton
As an uneasy March unspooled, as coronavirus dread descended upon the United States, it became commonplace — and, for public figures, quite practical — to point out how, unlike most major events in the 21st century, this was an unusually communal moment.
Like all businesses trying to keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic, businesses targeting pets are adapting their services to limit human contact as much as possible in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.by Emily Crisman
The Tennessee complaint says "specifically, Tennessee's guidelines exclude people with 'advanced neuromuscular disease' who require 'assistance with activities of daily living or requiring chronic ventilatory support,' from accessing critical care, including ventilators."by Andy Sher
New York state's coronavirus death toll is nearing 1,000. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The state accounts for more than 40% of coronavirus deaths in the U.S.
Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable.
Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as they voted on ways to cover a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus punch to the economy.
As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows.
Millions of Americans will be infected by the coronavirus and 100,000 to 200,000 will die, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned Sunday, as people in and around the country's outbreak epicenter of New York were urged to limit their travel to contain the scourge.
Health experts say prisons and jails are considered a potential epicenter for America's coronavirus pandemic.
Their eyes are tired. Their cheekbones rubbed raw from protective masks. They don't smile.
The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon's strategy for deterring war with China and Iran.
Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new challenges that the coronavirus is posing for caseworkers, kids and parents.
Republicans who have spent the past decade howling about the danger of ballooning deficits embraced the coronavirus rescue package approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, shrugging off past concerns about spending in the face of a public health crisis.
Kentucky, Auburn, Duke, Florida State and East Tennessee State were among the men's college basketball programs that were just days away from learning their starting destinations in the 2020 NCAA tournament.by David Paschall
Greg Hopkins II had planned to spend the past four weeks eating lean meat and vegetables in preparation for his fourth mixed martial arts bout as a professional.by Mark Wiedmer
Henry Ton was looking for a way to help himself and neighbors stay fit and active after his gym closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Local hospitals have repeatedly declined to answer questions about their COVID-19 preparations, so the Times Free Press looked at state hospital data and research to get a glimpse of how ready they are for coronavirus.by Elizabeth Fite
Chattanooga bars, restaurants and breweries can temporarily make beer deliveries during the COVID-19 outbreak.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's "essential" and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival.
Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson will present a "lean" proposed budget to the Board of Education this week, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.by Meghan Mangrum
Tennessee's two largest cities, Nashville and Memphis, are expected to directly receive between $100 million and $125 million in relief through Congress' just-approved $2 trillion coronavirus response act.by Andy Sher and Sarah Grace Taylor
Residents of the Fort Wood Historic District took to their porches to share their musical talents as a way to ward off the tension of the coronavirus pandemic on March 27, 2020.by Robin Rudd
Deaths and the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia continued to increase Saturday, even as lawmakers tried to grapple with what the respiratory illness will mean for state finances.
The shuttering of churches and other meeting spaces throughout the region due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 left members of various recovery groups scrambling to keep up the communities they established to maintain their sobriety.by Wyatt Massey and Patrick Filbin
President Donald Trump said he was considering a quarantine as early as Saturday for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, though it wasn't clear whether he had the power to order state residents to stay put.
Farmworkers, after all, can't work from home.
As much of the country has closed everything but food stores and medical facilities, many places down South remain open.
More than a fifth of Detroit's police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police.
While his posture on the flu seems passive, even reckless, in a modern light, Wilson's approach to war demonstrated an entirely different view of federal power than President Donald Trump's approach to the current pandemic.
The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them millions to try to contain the disease just as businesses are shutting down and tax revenue is collapsing.
It's long been understood that viewers invite TV anchors and reporters into their homes when they turn on the news, but the coronavirus outbreak has flipped the script a little bit.by Barry Courter
With school concerts canceled and ensemble practices put on hold due to the coronavirus at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Department of Performing Arts Music Division is offering an opportunity for students to participate in a new kind of band from their own homes: a virtual one.
Last week as things ramped up with the coronavirus, my husband and I were having a conversation about navigating work, caring for family, grocery shopping and the like.
We aren't the first Christ followers to face times of plague and pestilence.
The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has announced some temporary closures and other modifications to its operations in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
Gov. Bill Lee said Friday he expects a big jump in unemployment payouts to Tennessee residents under legislation passed by Congress for those who lost work to the coronavirus pandemic.
After days of desperate pleas from the nation's governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps to expand the federal government's role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic even as he warned the leaders of hard-hit states not to cross him.
A Tennessee nursing home has moved 24 patients to a local hospital after some tested positive for COVID-19, and the hospital said Saturday that one of the patients has died.by
For many in the public health and political worlds, Dr. Deborah Birx is the sober scientist advising an unpredictable president.
Four gun-owners rights organizations on Friday sued Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva over his repeated attempts this week to shut down firearms dealers, contending that his actions violate citizens' constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms.
Kathy Payne has a routine: She wipes down the trays holding the mail she's about to deliver. She puts on gloves to sort the letters and packages, then a new pair when she climbs into her vehicle.
In the coronavirus crisis, even doctors can face a cash crunch.
New Orleans rushed to build a makeshift hospital in its convention center Friday as troubling new outbreaks bubbled in the United States, deaths surged in Italy and Spain and the world warily trudged through the pandemic that has sickened more than a half-million people.
Josna Begum lives with her son in a house with four other families in a slum in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, the world's most densely populated city.
President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.
Under terms of the $2 trillion stimulus package being sent to President Trump for his signature, a typical laid-off worker in Tennessee would earn $825 a week in combined state and federal unemployment benefits for up to four months.by Mark Kennedy
A publicist for Joe Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday said the state was ordering the closure of certain businesses, such as some retail stores, gyms and entertainment venues as the state tries to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
As families adjust to the new reality of self-quarantine and social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, a new worldwide trend is emerging that is finding its way into neighborhoods across Chattanooga.by Emily Crisman
Drew Williams was supposed to be entering this AAU season - perhaps the most important of his young career - with the goal of having the type of spring and summer that would put him on the radar of major colleges across the country.by Gene Henley
Hamilton County coronavirus cases rose slightly to 32 Friday from 30 on Thursday, the smallest day-over-day increase this week, the same day that the county began the first local virus testing.by Sarah Grace Taylor
President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act.
The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a sweeping $2.2 trillion spending bill intended to address national economic and health care systems as well as states and local governments left reeling by the coronavirus pandemic.by Andy Sher
The outbreak of coronavirus at Lee State Prison in southwest Georgia has worsened as staff members and more inmates test positive, officials announced Friday.
The three-month extension of the federal tax deadline creates much-needed breathing room during the coronavirus crisis - and signals the extraordinary nature of the times we are all navigating, said Bill Russell, a CPA and partner in the Elliott Davis firm.by Mary Fortune
Dozens of rows of boxes, stacked high and ready for delivery, stretch throughout much of the warehouse inside Sports Spectrum on Highway 58.by Stephen Hargis
As the nation grapples with a pandemic that has upended daily life, some gun rights advocates are concerned about an erosion of Second Amendment rights just as Americans are buying firearms in record numbers to try to ensure their safety.
The house of God needs help.by Wyatt Massey
A Fort Payne, Alabama medical lab began conducting and analyzing COVID-19 tests this week and has quickly begun to conduct hundreds of such tests as one of many new testing companies helping to determine who is infected with the growing coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, hundreds of miles away from campus and lost without her routine and her tennis teammates at Georgia.
The stars of the 2011 virus thriller "Contagion" — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19.
The state of Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Grocer and Convenience Store Association, Tennessee Retail Association, and Hospitality TN, has formed the Tennessee Talent Exchange to help workers losing their jobs at restaurants, hotels, stores and other businesses find new jobs at growing supermarkets.
If the final pitch of the 2020 baseball season comes closer to Christmas than Halloween, that's fine with the players.
Seven Jackson County, Alabama, sheriff's office deputies returned to work Friday after concerns they possibly had been exposed over the weekend to COVID-19 while taking a suspect in a Marion County, Tennessee, slaying into custody.by Ben Benton
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.by
Text Request, a Chattanooga-built software platform that allows consumers and businesses to engage one another via text message, is giving away its text-to-order service Chattanooga restaurants who've been forced to eliminate dine-in eating due to the coronavirus.
Ahead of the business and school closings brought on by the COVID-19 virus, the Carpet Capital of Dalton had a jobless rate of 4.4%, one of its lowest levels in the past decade.
Suddenly found yourself with extra time on your hands? Want to find a way to do something productive whether you're stuck at home with family or worrying about how the coronavirus pandemic will affect your community?by Meghan Mangrum
A survey of factory owners in Bangladesh found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. are also canceling their sometimes already completed orders, as workers often go unpaid.
The Dalton Parks and Recreation Department is closing playgrounds at city parks due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Annalee Harlan, a city councilwoman in Dalton, Georgia, said she is self-quarantining after her grandfather tested positive for COVID-19.by Patrick Filbin
Georgia's confirmed coronavirus caseload doubled in just three days to more than 2,190 people infected and 65 deaths, state health officials said Friday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, while the number of infections in the United States surged to the most in the world and Spain announced a record number of virus deaths overnight.
Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.
It was a sunny day, the first in about a week when temperatures had climbed past the 50-degree mark, and people in Chicago did what they always do on such a day: They flocked to the shores of Lake Michigan.
A man pretending to be a police officer made a traffic stop for violating a non-existent curfew related to the coronavirus pandemic, authorities in Georgia said.by
Just three days after its closure, Enterprise South Nature Park will be reopened to the public on Saturday, according to a Friday news release from the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department.
Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus.
Two of the confirmed 64 coronavirus-related deaths in Georgia were residents of Cherokee County and Pickens County.by Patrick Filbin
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander revealed Friday that his daughter, who lives in New York, has tested positive for the coronavirus.by Andy Sher
Alabama's death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic has risen to three as officials prepared to announce new steps to limit the spread of the disease in the state.by
The City of Chattanooga will suspend public access to government buildings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Erlanger Health System has secured a $50 million line of credit from First Horizon Bank to help the hospital weather the COVID-19 pandemic.by Elizabeth Fite
Brooklyn caterer Israel Frischman is continuing to prepare dozens of meals for elderly Holocaust survivors even though the Jewish community center that provides them owes him money.by
Vehicle emissions testing in Tennessee has been suspended until May 18.
The United States's caseload of coronavirus infections surged to the most in the world and its capital reported more infections, as Italy shut most of its industry and masses of Indian day laborers received food rations after a lockdown put them out of work.
As an emergency medicine physician in New York City, Dr. Kamini Doobay has always known that death is part of the territory when trying to care for the city's sickest.
As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak, federal regulators are preventing ethanol producers from providing millions of gallons of alcohol that could be transformed into the germ-killing mixture.
With rare bipartisanship and speed, Washington is about to deliver massive, unprecedented legislation to speed help to individuals and businesses as the coronavirus pandemic takes a devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system.
Shares advanced on Friday in Asia after Wall Street logged a third straight day of gains with the approaching congressional approval of a massive coronavirus relief bill.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fearful glances from masked faces. Shuttered storefronts and silent bars. As confirmed cases of coronavirus infections have risen over 11,000 in New York City and its suburbs, the city that never sleeps has taken on an eerie gloom.by
The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse.
One local mother, Brandalyn Shropshire, is finding a bit of humor amongst her newfound teaching duties to her nine-year-old daughter Sydney.
Hoping to escape all the coronavirus-caused economic uncertainty by winning a giant lottery jackpot?
With restaurants, retailers and hotels laying off thousands of Tennessee workers, the number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits in the state spiked last week by the biggest weekly jump in history.by Dave Flessner
Following a Thursday morning online chapel service, Lee University President Paul Conn notified students that the school's campus will not reopen for the remainder of the semester because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a university news release.
Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirus.
Italy has become the first western developed nation to idle most of its industry to halt the spread of the coronavirus, a potential cautionary tale for other governments, such as the Trump administration, that are resisting such drastic measures.
Congress is poised to approve an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide one-time checks for most Americans and significant enhancements to unemployment benefits. Both will provide much-needed help to those recently laid-off and to financially stressed households as the coronavirus shuts down much of the economy.
Sharing custody of a child is never easy in normal circumstances, but it can be especially difficult during a global pandemic.by Emily Crisman
Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday his administration has launched a public-service announcement campaign featuring dozens of Tennessee sports and entertainment figures urging millions of state residents to adopt preventive health measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump's "beautiful" idea to reopen the U.S. economy by Easter Sunday and pack church pews that day was dreamed up during a conference call among business leaders desperate to get the country back up and running.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been walking a tightrope for weeks during the coronavirus crisis, trying to protect both residents vulnerable to the virus and the cratering economy in a state of 21 million people.
Thousands of health care providers across the state are continuing to call on Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to issue a mandatory shelter-in-place order amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.by Meghan Mangrum
With so much of the U.S. workforce — and their families — now cooped up at home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, it's not a huge surprise that home internet is showing the strain.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is extending $1 billion of credit support to local power companies like EPB to give power cooperatives and municipal utilities more flexibility for their customers in paying electric bills due to the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
When the spread of the new coronavirus this month forced either the cancellation or postponement of organized sports throughout the country, athletes hoping for college opportunities were one of the groups affected.by Gene Henley
Georgia's governor on Thursday extended an order to keep the state's public schools closed because of the new coronavirus, as the death toll in the state rose to 48.
The state Department of Health is advising doctors to use diapers and swim goggles to protect their faces if they cannot obtain personal protective equipment due to shortages related to the COVID-19 outbreak, a Tennessee doctor said Thursday.
Walker County, Georgia, is seeking donations of disinfecting wipes to help local healthcare workers combat COVID-19.
Six weeks after announcing a $20 million stock repurchase plan, Covenant Transportation Group Inc. said Thursday it has temporarily suspended the program "for added flexibility in response to the uncertain impact" from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As jobs dry up, bills come due, and millions of unemployed people await aid checks, renters and their landlords are trying to sort out how to muddle through.by Mary Fortune
Even though the coronavirus pandemic hit during the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians' annual cookie sale, it's not stopping them from fulfilling orders.
Five-time NFL MVP and former University of Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning dropped in on one of his alma mater's online classes Thursday to boost the spirits of students having to finish their coursework virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.by
President Donald Trump said Thursday that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of virus spread, as he aims to begin to ease nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak.
McDonald's plans to temporarily slim down its menu during the coronavirus pandemic — and it appears all-day breakfast is a casualty.
The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes, Italy shut down most of its industry, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week.
The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2021.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said Thursday that Tennessee government is slated to receive an estimated $2.8 billion to $3 billion through the $2.2 trillion emergency economic rescue package that passed the Senate Wednesday.by Andy Sher
Neil Diamond posts a fireside rendition of "Sweet Caroline" with its familiar lyrics tweaked to say, "Hands ... washing hands."
It started with an infected person from out of town who attended a funeral.
Q. As a consumer how do I and my family support small business and our community during these difficult times?
There are 30 cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton County, resulting in 13 hospitalized patients, according to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department late Thursday.by Sarah Grace Taylor
A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of "Modern Family" is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread coronavirus shutdown.
A professor and administrative leader at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee, announced he tested positive for COVID-19 this week.by Wyatt Massey
Stocks marched higher on Wall Street Thursday, putting the market on track for its first three-day rally in six weeks, even as the astonishing scale of the downturn slamming the economy because of the coronavirus becomes more apparent.
The City of Lakesite on Thursday issued a joint Civil Emergency Proclamation and Executive Order in response to the coronavirus outbreak that follows Tennessee Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order 17.
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.by
The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Thursday that will keep all public schools in the state closed through April 24.by Patrick Filbin
Commencement ceremonies for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) students graduating this spring have been rescheduled for August due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.by Meghan Mangrum
States could receive $400 million in federal funds to help them navigate the significant disruption to U.S. elections caused by the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted officials in at least 20 states to push back some voting as large portions of the population have been told to stay home and avoid crowds.
DeKalb County, Alabama, officials announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 as the pandemic spreads across the region.by Ben Benton
A recent poll finds an overwhelming majority of Times Free Press readers are participating in social distancing and doing so out of extreme concern about the coronavirus outbreak.by Kiara Green
Fourteen miles (23 kilometers) of the Blue Ridge Parkway through southwestern North Carolina were closed to the public Tuesday in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the National Park Service announced.by
Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.
Individuals who are concerned about the coronavirus can now use a simple online assessment tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Microsoft to get some guidance.by Elizabeth Fite
In recent weeks, between coronavirus concerns and home quarantines, record numbers have been turning to parks for relief — in some cases, causing so much congestion, parks have been forced to close due to overcrowding.by Sunny Montgomery
Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually on Thursday to try and coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has shuttered businesses and forced well over a quarter of the world's population into home isolation.
U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic have topped 1,000, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and established routines of ordinary life.
With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola bars.
Washtenaw Golf Club, one of the oldest courses in Michigan, typically only has to worry about the weather in March.
Citing the coronavirus, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday postponed a nationwide vote on proposed constitutional amendments that include a change potentially allowing him to stay in office until 2036.
The Michael Jackson estate is donating $300,000 to help entertainment industry workers on Broadway, the music business and in Las Vegas who have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
As Western countries reeling from the coronavirus pandemic awaken to a new reality of economic collapse, overwhelmed hospitals, grounded flights and home confinement, it's tempting to think the end of days is at hand.
The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented response amid record new jobless claims and mounting evidence that the economy is in a recession.
Cardboard boxes packed to the brim were lined up on more than a dozen lunchroom tables in the cafeteria at Dade Elementary School.by Ben Benton, Meghan Mangrum and Patrick Filbin
Sitting cross-legged in her living room, Donna Borak rested her palm on her heart as she guided a small group of virtual participants in meditation and deep breathing. Notice where you might be holding tension, she instructed.
Gov. Tim Walz quarantined himself Monday after a member of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19, but the governor said he's still wrestling with whether to order residents to shelter in place.
Alabama on Wednesday reported its first coronavirus death as the total number of confirmed cases in the state reached nearly 400, officials said.
For those who are craving pizza and beer during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pizza Bros can provide.by Patrick MacCoon
More than three dozen groups and individuals, including Metro Nashville's former public defender, have filed an emergency petition urging Tennessee Supreme Court justices to reduce COVID-19 health risks in state prisons, local jails and juvenile detention centers by releasing prisoners they say represent low risks.by Andy Sher and Rosana Hughes
At first, Jonathon Seidl wasn't worried about the coronavirus despite his anxiety disorder. But that changed.
Waffle House, the breakfast cafe known for staying open during most natural disasters, has closed 365 of its 1,627 locations across the United States due to the coronavirus, including franchised stores in Chattanooga where the city has ordered all indoor seating restaurants to close.
The city of East Ridge issued a Civil Emergency and Proclamation Order on Wednesday regarding additional safety precautions and business restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a city news release.
If you are struggling with being stuck at home after a few days of coronavirus social distancing, imagine Tracey Folkner's world.by Mark Kennedy
While fashion and boutique retailers are closing and laying off workers due to the coronavirus, some retailers who are staying open are rewarding their workers still on the job with extra pay, at least temporarily.
A local preparatory school lab will begin diagnostic testing for COVID-19 Thursday morning, cutting the local test result time from around a week to just a matter of hours.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday his COVID-19 executive order barring "non-essential" medical procedures would also apply to elective abortions.by Andy Sher
Florida-based grocery chain Publix announced it will install plexiglass barriers to protect its cashiers, joining other retailers that are installing the shields to protect employees and customers from a coronavirus infection.
State and federal authorities are urging the public to be vigilant and report any suspected scammers looking to take advantage of fear and uncertainty amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.by Rosana Hughes
School systems across Southeast Tennessee and Northeast Alabama are providing meals to students and young children through bus route deliveries and drive-through pickup stations.by Ben Benton
No one in the college football world appears to have any idea what will happen next as the new coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country.by Gene Henley
Even after Gov. Bill Lee's call to extend school closures in Tennessee through April 24 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the TSSAA is holding out hope its state tournaments for girls' and boys' basketball as well as the spring sports season can still be played.by Stephen Hargis
Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the virus.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world.by
The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors live miles apart and "working from home" means another day spent branding calves or driving a tractor alone through a field.
Volkswagen its extending its week-long shutdown of its Chattanooga asembly plant for another week as the growing coronavirus takes a bigger toll on the U.S. economy.by Dave Flessner
The Chattery, a nonprofit that was set up to offer in-person educational classes for about 25 people at a time, has switched its model to presenting the classes online.by Barry Courter
Confirmed infections from the new coronavirus in Georgia rose to almost 1,400 Wednesday, with nearly a third of those people hospitalized, according to state health officials. Nearly 50 deaths in the state have been attributed to the virus.
OK, folks, let's have a talk. This is a crazy time, and many of you are letting this coronavirus situation get to you. Yes, it's serious. Yes, a lot of people are going to get sick and some people are going to die.
Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on "Top Chef," won "Top Chef Masters" and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59.
It turns out Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend didn't do anything wrong when they were trying to help coronavirus victims and their families.
Like previous wartime efforts — victory gardens, women-led factories and scrap metal collections — the printers are manufacturing a public service.by Meghan Mangrum
With Hamilton Place, Northgate and many of its other shopping centers closed, CBL Properties on Wednesday tapped substantially all of its available credit line to preserve the company's liquidity.by Dave Flessner
More than three dozen groups and individuals, including Metro Nashville's former public defender, have filed an emergency petition urging Tennessee Supreme Court justices to reduce COVID-19 health risks in state prisons, local jails and juvenile detention centers by releasing prisoners they say represent low risks.by Andy Sher and Rosana Hughes
The Tennessee Department of Human Services is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
ATLANTA -- A congressional committee on Tuesday asked the Homeland Security Department to explain what is being done to prevent violent extremists here and abroad from exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to terrorize Americans.
Starting Monday, April 6, Tennessee's six PBS stations across the state will begin airing six hours of instructional content for children who are out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release from the Tennessee Department of Education.
Healthy Tennessee volunteers are being asked to help in the care of older adults during the coronavirus crisis.
World War II references are once again being heard daily — because of the coronavirus.
The U.S. Census Bureau is shifting its messaging in the wake of the increasing damage and threat of COVID-19. Instead of just reminding people to take part in the decennial count, they are reminding people they can take part in the decennial count from home.by Wyatt Massey
There will be no hot dogs on the grill, no beer on tap, no vendors in the stands selling peanuts and Cracker Jack.
There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two people now are known to have died from the new coronavirus in Hamilton County.by Sarah Grace Taylor
For Anna, a 33-year-old American woman stranded in a Peruvian hotel room and out of life-saving medication to treat her auto-immune disease, the clock is ticking.
I am an adult that feeds off social interaction and being outside. I miss sitting on a patio eating dinner at a local restaurant with my husband or huddling around a bonfire with friends.by Allison Shirk Collins
Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies purchased with Fido in mind, but now being redeployed to help doctors fight the spread of COVID-19 among humans.by
Chattanooga's biggest trucking company is recruiting more over-the-road and dedicated drivers to respond to an increase in truck shipments as many stores try to restock their shelves in the wake of shifting buying patterns caused by the coronavirus.
A Lee University student has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email from university President Paul Conn to students Wednesday.by Meghan Mangrum
Stocks are wobbling in tentative morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday,as a historic, worldwide rally downshifts dramatically after just a day.
JFest was one of the last large festivals in our area to cancel or postpone due to the threat of COVID-19, but it announced Tuesday it was moving it's dates from May 9 to Aug. 1.by Barry Courter
A Georgia man who feared getting the coronavirus pointed a gun at two women wearing medical masks and gloves in a post office, authorities said.by
With schools and many work sites closed and more people out of work due to the coronavirus, the Chattanooga Food Bank anticipates the number of area residents seeking food assistance will surge by 30%.
The pharmaceutical giant that makes a promising coronavirus drug has registered it as a rare disease treatment with U.S. regulators, a status that can potentially be worth millions in tax breaks and competition-free sales.
Los Angeles County health officials backtracked Tuesday on their announcement that a child died from coronavirus, saying it's possible the death was caused by something else.
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, royal officials confirmed Wednesday — touching off criticism over whether his wealth and status gave him priority in receiving a test.
Libya recorded its first confirmed case of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the U.N.-backed government announced, stoking concern that an outbreak could overwhelm the war-torn country's already weakened health care system.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday that she has no plans to issue a statewide "shelter in place" order to combat the coronavirus, although the state's largest city has directed city residents to stay at home.
Washington's unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in Afghanistan funding — a response to the refusal of rivals in Kabul to work together to advance peace — comes at a time when the impoverished nation risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Associated PressThieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. Con artists peddle fake cures and financial scams.
Three of America's most well-known national parks — Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains — closed their gates Tuesday as people shut in because of the coronavirus lost more options for recreation
The coronavirus is not only cutting existing jobs at many shuttered restaurants, stores and other small businesses, it is also slowing down the hiring of workers at Chattanooga's biggest manufacturing employer.by Dave Flessner
Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.
"Safer at Home." It's a slogan of choice for the mandatory confinement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But it's not true for everyone.
In a perfect world, a world not completely under siege from COVID-19, the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament's Sweet 16 round would begin Thursday night.by Mark Wiedmer
India will begin the world's largest lockdown on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address, warning citizens to stay inside or risk inviting the pandemic into their homes, and pledging $2 billion to bolster the country's beleaguered health care system.
In January, gun company leaders gathered in Las Vegas for their annual conference during a period of depressed revenues and fear for the future of the industry.by Wyatt Massey
Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the new coronavirus.
With large gatherings banned, businesses closing and people losing income, animal shelters are taking a hard hit amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.by Rosana Hughes
Hamilton County Schools is doing its part to make sure local health care providers have the supplies they need ahead of expected medical equipment shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic.by Meghan Mangrum
As COVID-19 spreads, one of the lessons learned from the 2011 tornado outbreak in Northeast Alabama — when more than three dozen people lost their lives — could come into play.by Ben Benton
The Hamilton County Commission and Chattanooga City Council are taking different approaches to conducting meetings amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its best day since 1933 as Congress and the White House neared a deal on Tuesday to inject nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus.
America's oldest maker of cast iron skillets is shutting down its foundries in South Pittsburg, Tennessee until April 5 as a protective measure for employees during the COVID-19 outbreak.by Dave Flessner
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee called for schools across the state to remain closed until April 24 amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, during a daily press call Tuesday.by Meghan Mangrum
Effective at midnight Wednesday many Chattanooga businesses must close for the foreseeable future, per an executive order signed by Mayor Andy Berke to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Thanks to coronavirus, tasks that used to seem ordinary are now banned.by Patrick MacCoon
Musicians want to play music and to have been heard, hopefully by people who appreciate what they are playing, and if they can do both and get paid, all the better.by Barry Courter
The public will no longer be able to enter City Hall, City Court and all other indoor government facilities beginning Wednesday until further notice.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County nearly doubled between Monday and Tuesday.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The association that advocates for Georgia's 538 cities urged all of them Tuesday to impose restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus such as ordering overnight curfews and closing down gyms, movie theaters and other businesses.
While President Donald Trump wants the U.S. economy to "open" back up by Easter Sunday, Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that with the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus continuing to spread here "the impacts in Tennessee are not going to be over by Easter and we're planning for a long runway in both the economic impacts and the medical impacts."by Andy Sher
Malaysia's medical glove factories, which make most of the world's critical hand protection, are operating at half capacity just when they're most needed, The Associated Press has learned.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) announced Tuesday that it will refund campus housing and meal plan costs to students who were forced off-campus when the university closed and moved classes online due to coronavirus fears.by Meghan Mangrum
The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga launched a $650,000 Community Response and Resilience Fund to benefit coronavirus relief on Tuesday.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The imagery floats in sepia-colored photographs, faintly recalled images of bedraggled people lined up for bread or soup.
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Lottery is temporarily closing its in-person prize claim centers at its Nashville headquarters as well as its district offices across the state amid the COVID-19 crisis.by Andy Sher
Rock City Gardens and the Battles for Chattanooga museum will remain closed until further notice, according to a press release from See Rock City Tuesday.by
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday it is awarding $2.02 million in coronavirus-related grants to 29 health centers across Tennessee.by Andy Sher
Georgia election officials will mail a form that can be used to request an absentee ballot to all 6.9 million registered voters in the state, after opting to postpone the state's March 24 presidential primaries to May because of the new coronavirus.
NASHVILLE -- The nation's largest government-owned electric utility, the Tennessee Valley Authority, announced today it is donating 50,000 N95 masks to help state agencies and health professionals cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.by Andy Sher
The scourge of the novel coronavirus and the draconian measures required to tame it will inflict damage on the U.S. economy such as has not been seen since the Great Depression.
Hotel occupancy rates have tanked and the jobs are disappearing along with the guests as travel slams to a stop.by Mary Fortune
With lives and the economy hanging in the balance, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is hoping the country will be reopened by Easter, as he weighs how to refine nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some workers back on the job amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people suspected of dying from the new coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Georgia pushed past 1,000 Tuesday, with deaths rising to 32, as officials in southwest Georgia's largest city warned that they're out of intensive care space and Georgia's municipalities were urged to impose more restrictions.
While most restaurants are limiting operations and trimming staff during the coronavirus panic, America's biggest pizza chains want to hire more than 60,000 more workers to keep pace with the rise in delivery and takeout demand.by Dave Flessner
Hospitals are gearing up to test if a century-old treatment used to fight off flu and measles outbreaks in the days before vaccines, and tried more recently against SARS and Ebola, just might work for COVID-19, too: using blood donated from patients who've recovered.
Food City has hired more than 1,200 retail workers and another 76 warehouse employees in the past week across its 4-state footprint as the grocery chain seeks to add more workers to handle increased business at its 123 supermarkets.by Dave Flessner
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is shutting down for two weeks in an effort to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, according to a news release from the park.by
There's a lot of comfort in a bowl of soup. It doesn't even have to be the canned chicken noodle of childhood to evoke feelings of warmth and safety and nostalgia.by Lisa Denton
More cities and counties in Tennessee on Monday issued strict orders for nonessential businesses to shut down temporarily and people to stay at home as much as possible to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is looking for volunteers across the state from medical professionals and other backgrounds who want to help with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Top congressional and White House officials say they expect to reach a deal Tuesday on a nearly $2 trillion measure aimed at easing the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down daily life around the globe and making planning for a massive worldwide gathering in July a virtual impossibility.
The coronavirus pandemic and the nation's crashing economy are scrambling the themes both major political parties thought would carry them to victory in November for control of the White House and Congress.
The Trump administration is rejecting appeals to slow its deregulatory drive while Americans grapple with the coronavirus, pushing major public health and environmental rollbacks closer to enactment in recent days despite the pandemic.
A series of missteps at the nation's top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found.
Six television networks began showing President Donald Trump's briefing on the coronavirus outbreak late Monday, but only Fox News Channel stuck it out to the end nearly two hours later.
Georgia's governor said Monday that he was ordering all bars and nightclubs in the state to close because of the coronavirus and giving state officials the authority to shut down businesses that don't comply as the number of infections confirmed statewide reached 800.by
The number of new coronavirus cases in Alabama jumped to nearly 200 Monday as health officials urged people to maintain social distancing and the governor extended the deadline for filing state income taxes until mid-summer.
The head of the World Health Organization says the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating but insists "we can change the trajectory of this pandemic."by
Chris Jackson was halfway through his overnight shift sorting the mail for delivery when he and several colleagues were summoned into a windowless conference room.
Chattanooga utilities are suspending cutoffs and the Federal Housing Administration has stopped mortgage foreclosures.by Dave Flessner
Chattanooga's shopping malls, which operated only a few dozen stores Monday, shut down at 7 p.m. Monday night in response to Mayor Andy Berke's executive order to close all non-essential businesses to limit the spread of the coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
If you believe longtime and long respected International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound, the coronavirus outbreak will force the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to be postponed until 2021, if they haven't been already by the time you read this.by Mark Wiedmer
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Monday he is establishing a "COVID-19 Unified Command" to streamline coordination among health and emergency officials to combat what he called "not only a health crisis but an economic crisis."by Andy Sher
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Lamont Paris has a competitive itch he can't scratch right now, and it has nothing to do with the cancellations of the NCAA tournament, the NIT, the CBI and the CIT.by David Paschall
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced a state of emergency in the county Monday afternoon, following suit more than a week after the federal government, state government and city of Chattanooga all announced states of emergency.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Olive Branch owner Callie Meta said the East Ridge restaurant's kitchen has always been clean enough to eat off of, but the COVID-19 virus pandemic has caused her staff to take additional measures such as cleaning the bathrooms every 30 minutes and the cash register after every transaction.by Barry Courter
Like many Americans, stock traders who normally crowd the floor of the New York Stock Exchange are having to adjust to working from home.by
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced late Monday that additional "non-essential" businesses in the city must temporarily close to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.by Sarah Grace Taylor
Brooklyn caterer Israel Frischman is continuing to prepare dozens of meals for elderly Holocaust survivors even though the Jewish community center that provides them owes him money.
Boeing will suspend operations at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of coronavirus, idling tens of thousands of aerospace workers, the company said Monday.
Harvey Weinstein tested positive for the coronavirus at a state prison in New York while serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault, the head of the state correctional officers union said Monday.
Chattanooga gas prices fell another 11.3 cents a gallon in the past week, dropping to the lowest inflation-adjusted price for fuel for the start of spring in modern history.by Dave Flessner
As India expanded its virus-containment measures and halted its train network, the country's lifeblood, the federal government warned Monday of strict legal action for those who flout the rules.by
While schools are closed for weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic, local educators are still trying to ensure students are learning during that time.by Meghan Mangrum
The World Health Organization addresses the claim on their mythbusters page saying: "To date, there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes."
Chattanooga's biggest bank is limiting its branch operations to scale back retail operations as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.by Dave Flessner
Tennessee small businesses that have been economically harmed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak can apply for U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans, the state said.by
Safety protocols are being established by Hospice of Chattanooga to help minimize COVID-19 exposure amongst patients and employees.
As the heightened demand for household essentials continues across the country in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, a Tennessee-based retailer said today it plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.by Dave Flessner
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan says her older brother, Ron, died Saturday in Tennessee from COVID-19 complications, Minneapolis television station WCCO reported Monday morning.by Andy Sher
The hunt for masks, ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe, as more than 1.5 billion people — one-fifth of the world's population — were asked or ordered to stay home on Monday to try to blunt the spread of the coronavirus.
The board overseeing New York City's jails urged officials to start releasing vulnerable populations and those being held on low-level offenses as the coronavirus outbreak hit the notorious Rikers Island complex and nearby jails — infecting at least 38 people.
Three additional deaths were attributed to the coronavirus Sunday in Georgia, bringing the total to 23, with 600 confirmed cases reported statewide, according to health officials.by
As signature cherry blossom trees go through peak bloom in the nation's capital, officials in the District of Columbia are resorting to mass street closures to keep large crowds away in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued a statewide "stay at home" directive, ordering all 4.6 million people in Louisiana to stay at home starting at 5 p.m. on Monday unless they're performing an essential task like getting food or medicine.by
Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House teetered Sunday on a ballooning nearly $1.4 trillion economic rescue package, as the coronavirus crisis deepened and President Donald Trump called for a deal to steady a shuttered nation.
The arrival of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished enclave where the health care system has been gutted by years of conflict, raised fears Sunday the pandemic may soon prey on some of the most vulnerable populations in the world.
France's Parliament has adopted a bill allowing the government to declare a "state of health emergency" meant to better fight the coronavirus epidemic in the country.by
In the fight against the coronavirus, a sewing machine probably wouldn't make the short list of life-saving instruments.by Lisa Denton
While the city continues to implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including shutting down restaurants and gyms, local leaders are preparing to respond to an outbreak of the coronavirus among one of the city's most vulnerable populations.by Wyatt Massey
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is the first U.S. senator to test positive for COVID-19, the infection caused by the coronavirus.
Drive-thru sites have been opening around the United States to make it quicker and safer to test people for the new coronavirus.
President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Kim's sister said Sunday.
A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital's iconic cathedral — all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a new executive order Sunday banning social gatherings of 10 people or more, while also prohibiting on-site consumption of food or drinks at restaurants, bars or similar establishments.by Andy Sher
More than 5,200 physicians so far have signed a Tennessee Medical Association-organized online petition asking Gov. Bill Lee to strongly consider issuing a mandatory shelter-in-place order as five other states, including Texas, have done.by Andy Sher
Young German adults hold "corona parties" and cough toward older people. A Spanish man leashes a goat to go for a walk to skirt confinement orders.
After days of concern about the spread of COVID-19 behind bars, three Georgia inmates are now confirmed to have the infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus.
The Olympic flame has arrived in Japan from Greece.
Factories that crank out cars and trucks looking into making much-needed ventilators. Distilleries intended for whiskey and rum to instead turn out hand sanitizers and disinfectants. And an electronics maker that builds display screens repurposed for surgical masks.
The coronavirus pandemic took an increasingly bleak toll Saturday in the U.S. and in Europe, producing staggering caseloads in New York and Italy and setting off a desperate scramble to set up thousands of additional hospital beds as the disease notched another grim advance.
A week ago, revelers jammed bars in the French Quarter and New Orleans' Irish Channel neighborhood ahead of St. Patrick's Day while hotels, taverns and restaurants looked ahead to what is usually a lucrative festival season.
Georgia's largest port is making room to store more shipping containersby
U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in place for weeks, if not months.
Change came to the United States of America during the third week of March in 2020.
Research scientists Dawn Richards and Elizabeth Forrester watched concern grow as a new coronavirus causing pneumonia-like illness emerged in China, then spread to Europe and the United States.by Elizabeth Fite
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises across the country, local courts and some law enforcement agencies are taking precautions to prevent further spread within jails, and jail officials insist they have the ability to contain an outbreak.by Rosana Hughes
As local governments brace for the impact of coronavirus spreading across the world and in Hamilton County, local judges are avoiding evictions.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The critical shortage of medical supplies across the U.S., including testing swabs, protective masks, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer, can be tied to a sudden drop in imports, mostly from China, The Associated Press has found.
Before someone's COVID-19 test can be sent to one of the region's labs for the nearly weeklong testing process, the patient must find a place that will screen them.by Sarah Grace Taylor
A second case of the coronavirus was confirmed Saturday afternoon in Whitfield County at the Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Georgia.by Patrick Filbin
Perry Stone, a millionaire televangelist in Cleveland, Tennessee, who claims to be a prophet, is using his platform to spread conflicting information about the coronavirus to his hundreds of thousands of followers.by Wyatt Massey
Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry's long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can't afford to stay home sick.
These are places meant for people.by
With the new coronavirus expected to spread further, three western Minnesota counties are exploring whether they can turn part of a former prison into a COVID-19 medical center.by
Coronavirus infections in Georgia surpassed 500 on Saturday, with more than one-third of counties in the state reporting at least one confirmed case.
An employee at a Shaw Industries plant in Cartersville, Georgia, has tested positive for the coronavirus.by Patrick Filbin
Confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Alabama surpassed 120 on Saturday, while state health officials backed off a prior order that would have closed child daycare facilities statewide.by
First, Oklahoma lawmakers excluded the public from the Capitol because of coronavirus concerns.
As in-person worship services are canceled or downsized amid the coronavirus outbreak, some churches across the U.S. are bracing for a painful drop in weekly contributions and possible cutbacks in programs and staff.
The constraints of the coronavirus have us all feeling a little stir crazy.
Rocks and minerals are rather ubiquitous at our church, being found everywhere from the name of the church to a loop off of the driveway to the watercourses and all the way into my office.
All of us are beginning to realize that life as we have known it has dramatically changed.
A contagion stalks the land, and we play at not being afraid.
Elvis Presley's Graceland is temporarily closing in response to the new coronavirus outbreak.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saturday morning that an East Ridge Police arrestee exhibited COVID-19 symptoms.by Rosana Hughes
Soddy-Daisy will be closing all restaurants and bars for on-site consumption within city limits starting Saturday.
Linda Scruggs and Mike Rustici trained for months to hike the winding trails leading to Machu Picchu's complex of Inca ruins. So they were thrilled when their flight landed earlier this month in the Peruvian capital.
The drive-in theater, long a dwindling nostalgia act in a multiplex world, is experiencing a momentary return to prominence.
Isolated at home? Then train like an astronaut.by
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Cases of the new coronavirus in Georgia jumped higher Friday as the state's death toll rose to 14 and at least two communities ordered residents to lock down for all but essential trips.
It wasn't the welcome home that U.S. soldiers expected when they returned from war zones in the Middle East in the past week.
The hottest new bar's dress code? Your sweatpants. And you don't even have to leave your couch.
A 73-year-old man in Nashville with underlying health conditions has become Tennessee's first fatality linked to the new coronavirus, authorities said Friday.
Illinois and New York state joined California on Friday in ordering all residents to stay in their homes unless they have vital reasons to go out, restricting the movement of more than 70 million Americans in the most sweeping measures undertaken yet in the U.S. to contain the coronavirus.
Defending his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an angry President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at reporters and broke with his own health officials on the science of the outbreak.
Most Americans who rent their home, many of whom have lost their jobs in the sudden economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak, will not be eligible for eviction protections, despite what President Donald Trump said this week.
Less than three months ago came the first reports of cases of pneumonia related to a virus first detected in Wuhan, China.by
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed off Friday on allowing local officials to meet electronically rather than in person to blunt the spread of the new coronavirus.
Amid school closures and upheavals thanks to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Hamilton County school board met Thursday night.by Meghan Mangrum
After some local attorneys sounded the alarm over Silverdale Detention Center's lack of precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says it has addressed the concerns and is working to make remote attorney-client communication available.by Rosana Hughes
The wildly swinging stock market, the specter of collapsing small businesses, and uncertainty about how long the coronavirus pandemic will hold the U.S. economy hostage are all adding up to a complex job for financial advisers.by Mary Fortune
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says religious congregations that continue having large gatherings for services during the coronavirus pandemic are "risking people's lives."by Andy Sher
The economic fallout from the coronavirus coupled with a sudden drop in oil prices is threatening to catapult Iraq into an unprecedented crisis.
Medical leaders in Washington state, which has the highest number of U.S. coronavirus deaths, have quietly begun preparing a bleak triage strategy to determine which patients may have to be denied complete medical care in the event that the health system becomes overwhelmed by the coronavirus in the coming weeks.
West Star Aviation, which opened a $22 million corporate aircraft maintenance facility at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in 2016, on Friday released some of its contract labor at its four facilities.by Dave Flessner
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced Friday evening that Walker County government operations will be reduced to mission critical services, effective Monday, according to a county news release.
Some city folk have been fleeing to their second homes in resort areas to ride out the coronavirus outbreak near the beach or the ski slopes.
Chattanooga joined more than 500 National Recreation and Parks Association groups nationwide to support the safe use of parks during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Being more than 4,000 miles away from home is nothing new to Ramon Vila, but without basketball games to play or supervised workouts to attend, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga redshirt junior's mind often wanders to his family in Barcelona.by Lindsey Young
Wall Street ended the week the same way it began: in full retreat from the coronavirus.
As the federal government works through issues on how to provide citizens with easier access to COVID-19 testing, Erlanger Health System is saying that an assessment site at the Erlanger UT Family Practice is for staff members only.by Patrick Filbin
The Creative Discovery Museum, which is shut down indefinitely due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, is laying off its entire part time staff of 56 employees and cutting hours of the remaining full-time workers and pay for the senior staff.
The Hamilton County Health Department confirmed 8 known cases of the novel coronavirus spreading across the nation and world as of Friday.by Elizabeth Fite and Sarah Grace Taylor
A staff member at Lookout Valley Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.by Meghan Mangrum
Officials in Bradley County, Tennessee, said Friday that the county's first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed.by Ben Benton
No more rallies. No more door-knocking. And no more in-person fundraisers, raking in dollars from dozens of millionaires at once.
Consumers trying to cope with the economic fallout from the growing COVID-19 epidemic are getting some reprieve in what they pay for energy.by Dave Flessner
The streets of Trevizo in Italy were nearly empty as Kim Philot left her apartment for a doctor appointment.by Patrick Filbin
In a world suffering a pandemic, cash is no longer king.
First, some of the coronavirus tests didn't work.
The Grand Ole Opry, the longest running radio show in history, is playing on through the coronavirus outbreak by returning to its roots.
America's biggest retailer plans to hire 4,200 workers in Tennessee in the next couple of months to staff its stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.by Dave Flessner
The Association for Visual Arts announced Friday that it was the postponing the 4 Bridges Arts Festival, due to national and local responses to the COVID-19 virus.
Even after some states have postponed their presidential primaries because of the threat of coronavirus, at least a few Georgia Republicans will get together Saturday in each of more than 100 county conventions to elect delegates. They, in turn, will go to congressional district and state conventions that will choose delegates for the Republican National Convention expected to nominate Donald Trump for a second term.
Chicken Salad Chicks franchise owner Josh Patton says that customers who choose to eat inside his five restaurants make up far less than half of his business, but he still wonders why Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has mandated that all city eateries shut down their dine-in option.by Barry Courter
State and local officials are urging churches in Northwest Georgia to completely suspend services as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the state.by Patrick Filbin
The coronavirus is idling a potentially powerful force in the Democratic Party — liberal canvassers who go door to door or cruise through public gatherings, clipboard in hand, to register new voters.
New York state moved to join California on Friday in confining nearly all residents to their homes, as governors undertook their most sweeping efforts yet to contain the coronavirus and fend off the kind of onslaught of patients that has caused southern Europe to buckle.
President Donald Trump has invoked the Defense Production Act to get needed medical supplies on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak and the private sector mobilized against it.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the city of East Ridge is issuing a joint emergency proclamation and executive order which requires restaurants and bars within the city limits to be closed for on-site consumption beginning March 20.by Emily Crisman
The income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
Newscasts bring word of "hot zones" and "lockdowns." Conversations are littered with talk of "quarantines" and "isolation." Leaders urge "social distancing" and "sheltering in place" and "flattening the curve."
A jet carrying 359 people including hundreds of American and Canadian cruise ship passengers home from France landed at Atlanta's international airport on Friday as emergency responders prepared to screen them for the coronavirus, federal officials said.
Are you practicing social distancing? Working from home? Are your kids struggling to learn from home?by
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trump administration officials descended Friday on Capitol Hill to launch high-stakes negotiations with Senate Republicans and Democrats racing to draft a $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package amid the coronavirus outbreak.
A technician who worked at NBC News' New York headquarters has died after testing positive for coronavirus, the network said on Friday.by
The Scripps National Spelling Bee won't be held as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus.
Reversing an earlier decision to remain open to members, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center announced Friday morning that the grounds are now closed to all visitors.by Lisa Denton
The Friday mailbag.by Jay Greeson
Grundy County, Tennessee, Mayor Michael Brady announced late Thursday that two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in an older couple who live both in Grundy and Davidson counties.by Ben Benton
Concern among Americans that they or a loved one will be infected by the coronavirus rose dramatically in the past month, with two-thirds of the country now saying they're at least somewhat concerned about contracting the COVID-19 illness.
The Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis, Tennessee, have been postponed because of the new coronavirus outbreak.by
Alabama on Thursday ordered the closure of day cares, beaches and on-site dining in restaurants as the state tries to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.by
By LORI HINNANT
The Olympic flame on Friday completed its difficult journey from Greece to Japan.
The priest gave a final benediction. There were no flowers, no embraces. Francesca Steffanoni and her mother hurried away from Bergamo's main cemetery, their furtive farewell lasting no more than 5 minutes.
Tennessee's GOP-led General Assembly Thursday night approved Gov. Bill Lee's retooled version of the state's estimated $39.8 billion fiscal year 2021 budget Thursday night.by Andy Sher
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., sold as much as $1.7 million in stocks just before the market dropped in February amid fears about the coronavirus epidemic.
Helping prepare and deliver student meals, conducting inventory in local schools, attending training they might not usually have time — these are just some of the options that Hamilton County Schools officials have developed for ensuring its classified and hourly staff continued to get paid while schools are closed amid the coronavirus crisis.by Meghan Mangrum
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system.
The truckers who haul toilet paper, hand sanitizer and ground beef to retail shelves across the country have their work cut out for them as stores try to rebound from the panic buying that has characterized the coronavirus crisis.by Mary Fortune
The fast-moving coronavirus upending every facet of American life is testing whether Washington, a capital city fractured by years of bitter partisanship and inaction, can still do big things.
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.by
In a matter of days, millions of Americans have seen their lives upended by measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
A Tennessee inmate convicted in a triple slaying decades ago is seeking a stay of his June execution date, citing the new coronavirus pandemic.
As Tennessee's number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose Thursday, Gov. Bill Lee signed his second executive order that further deregulates the numbers of allowed hospital beds to free up more capacity while deregulating scope-of-practice laws to allow more health care professionals to treat patients.by Andy Sher
The Academy of Country Music had to postpone their upcoming awards show because of the spreading coronavirus, but CBS will air a new television special featuring country stars performing from their homes.
As local attorneys raise concerns about the Silverdale Detention Center's lack of precautions during the COVID-19 outbreak, the jail's warden David Sexton was removed recently without explanation from CoreCivic, the private prison operator that has managed the detention center since 1984.by Rosana Hughes
A local vodka distillery is mixing up hand sanitizer to give away to those in need. Two tech-savvy supporters of the local food and beverage scene built an app that lets you tip your server from the comfort of quarantine.by Mary Fortune
The governor of Tennessee is encouraging local leaders to bet on human nature and prayer, rather than enforceable mandates, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The fallout from the spreading coronavirus is being felt by a Hixson auto repair shop.
These largely unsung workers are often the first line of defense against the global COVID-19 pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting homes, offices, medical facilities and public spaces where the novel coronavirus could spread.
On March 12, Alabama was a 1.5-point favorite over Tennessee and Florida was a 7.5-point pick over Georgia as the Southeastern Conference prepared to unleash four men's basketball tournament matchups inside Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.by David Paschall
Hamilton Place and Northgate malls are taking steps to meet Mayor Andy Berke's new limits on restaurant operations even as the shopping centers remain open as some others close nationally.by Mike Pare
If you are getting cabin fever and looking for outdoor solace amid the coronavirus epidemic, state and national campgrounds and parks are staying open for campers, hikers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts.by Dave Flessner
The chairman of Waffle House, a chain known for getting its restaurants back up and running after natural disasters, isn't happy with where he says many political leaders are heading on the coronavirus response.by Dave Flessner
The world's biggest airline, Delta, is cutting even more flights and parking at least half of its airplanes to catch up with a plummeting drop in travel.
Tennessee lawmakers sent a bill dropping state testing requirements while also waiving a law requiring 180 days of annual classroom instruction to Gov. Bill Lee's desk Thursday afternoon.by Meghan Mangrum
For the last time in what could be weeks or months, those gathered at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul approached the altar rail. They knelt to receive communion. They bowed their heads together in prayer. And, for the last time in what could be weeks or months, they filled the Roman Catholic church with song.by Wyatt Massey
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The Trump administration has upgraded its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads.
As Chattanooga's residents continue to mobilize to help one another and workplaces, city buildings and restaurants shut down over COVID-19 concerns, a new effort is making a space for those most at risk of the virus to help their neighbors, as well.by Wyatt Massey
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed direct payments of $1,200 per person and $2,400 for couples as part of a sweeping Republican response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a copy of the legislation obtained by The Associated Press.
Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross said Thursday that his deputies will start to help vulnerable citizens across the county pick up groceries and medications as a way to help them stay inside during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.by Patrick Filbin
As of Thursday afternoon, Hamilton County has five confirmed cases of of COVID-19, up from three on Wednesday.by Sarah Grace Taylor
As the chief financial officer of a $90 million company in September 2001, I found myself having to deal with the Special Assets Division (loan restructuring) of one of the country's largest banks.
Toilet paper in the COVID-19 pandemic has become a rare commodity as panic buying leaves shelves bare in grocery store aisles across the region and U.S. and a tissue factory in Calhoun, Tennessee, is working hard to keep up.by Ben Benton
For the first time in Lee University's history, its popular Lee Day weekend will be redesigned as a virtual event amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The chairman of Arizona's Asian Chamber of Commerce didn't see much downside to attending a small dinner at a local restaurant to bolster the business and bring together other leaders to discuss how to help Asian-American eateries devastated by the coronavirus.
One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt.
Riverbend Festival organizers announced Thursday the annual music festival will be rescheduled for a later date due to increasing concerns over coronavirus in the country and community.by
Volkswagen Chattanooga is closing its 3,800-employee plant on Saturday for a week, joining several other automakers in the nation in an effort to protect employees from COVID-19.by Mike Pare
Downtown Chattanooga's Tennessee Aquarium, which temporarily closed last week, is laying off 112 of its part-time employees as the city's key tourist industry feels the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Stocks capped a wobbly day on Wall Street with solid gains Thursday, reflecting cautious optimism among investors that emergency action by the U.S. government and central banks will cushion the global economy from a looming recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Georgia's death toll from the coronavirus jumped to 10 on Thursday as state health officials also reported a big increase in the number of confirmed infections statewide.
President Donald Trump said Thursday the government should take partial ownership of companies bailed out in the coronavirus pandemic, a step that would mark an extraordinary federal reach into the private sector if he was serious. He also held out hope that treatments for COVID-19 might be at hand, voicing far more optimism about quick therapies than federal scientists have expressed.
The Chattanooga Public Library says patrons shouldn't be concerned about their accounts during this time and has announced several changes due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn't have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms.
Starting Thursday, the dozens of Hamilton County school sites offering meal pick-up for students while schools are closed will only be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.by Meghan Mangrum
The Floyd County, Georgia, coroner has confirmed that a Rome woman died Wednesday night due to respiratory failure after testing positive for COVID-19.by Patrick Filbin
The Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board announced Thursday that the Tennessee Strawberry Festival will be canceled, due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus. The festival was scheduled May 4-9, with preliminary events as early as April 25.by Lisa Denton
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, the all-girls public charter school in Hamilton County, has taken student meals on the road.by Meghan Mangrum
Georgia's death toll from COVID-19 has risen to four as more than 50 state lawmakers remain in self-quarantine and churches are told to halt worship services.by
Some Chattanooga banks are scaling back retail operations as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.by
Chattanooga's mayor wants to end dining in restaurants, drinking in bars and going to the gym to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the city, but doesn't want to permanently impact businesses in the process.by Sarah Grace Taylor