COVID-19 Updates

Isaac Lane Elementary to go remote due to COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Isaac Lane Elementary is switching to remote learning due to COVID-19. The Jackson-Madison County School System says remote learning will be on Thursday, Friday, and Monday. In-person is currently set to return to Isaac Lane on Tuesday,…

Over 1,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Health officials are seeing yet another surge of COVID-19. The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has received positive test results for over 1,000 cases in the last week. "We know that…

COVID-19 in Madison County: 1,156 new cases this week

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another 1,156 cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. The additional cases bring the total number of confirmed positive cases in Madison County to 22,782. The health department also released…

400 million free N95 masks to be distributed starting next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to Americans starting next week. The step comes after federal officials emphasized the masks' better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth…

White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially launch. The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for “every home in…

White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially launch. The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for Americans to…

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on…

COVID-19 cases surge in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A new spike in COVID-19 cases is worrying local health leaders. "We've seen an increase, I think we reported 1,248 new cases since last Wednesday. I can tell you it's actually more than that because of the…

COVID-19 in Madison County: 1,248 new cases this week, 1 death

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed an additional death and another 1,248 cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. The department says an 85-year-old man died on Jan. 2 due to complications from COVID-19. The total…

At-home COVID-19 tests sold out across Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A lot of things have had supply chain issues during the pandemic, but what about the number of COVID-19 tests? "Supply chain issues have been a problem for a…