COVID-19 Updates

CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is changing course on some masking guidelines. The agency announced new recommendations Tuesday that even vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.…

78 cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Friday; 11,800 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 78 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County since Friday, July 23. There are now a total of 11,800 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Madison County. The health department also…

Official: State still can inoculate kids without parental OK

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s top health official has dialed back claims by lawmakers that state health clinicians won’t follow a decades-old policy letting providers vaccinate certain minors without parental consent. Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey told reporters Friday the Mature…

Delta variant brings COVID-19 surge to Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- There are updates on the COVID-19 numbers as the delta variant surges in Tennessee. Dr. Lisa Piercey, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, says cases have increased by…

40 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,722 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department is now releasing updated COVID-19 data on Tuesday and Friday each week. The health department confirmed 40 new cases of COVID-19 reported since Wednesday, July 23. There are now a total…

Caregivers Support Group meeting postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennessee Healthcare has rescheduled an August support group meeting scheduled to be held at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital due to increasing COVID-19 cases. The Caregivers Support Group meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5 at…

COVID-19 Update: Week of July 21

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 77 cases of COVID-19 in Madison County since July 14. There are currently 11,682 total cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. The health department says they have recently seen…