COVID-19 Updates

Gov. Bill Lee recommends schools close through April 24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn has released a statement following Gov. Bill Lee's announcement Tuesday, recommending schools across the state remain closed until April 24. Below is Commissioner Schwinn's statement in full: “This is an unprecedented time…

High-risk inmates released from Henderson Co. jail

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke confirmed Tuesday that fewer than a dozen inmates have been released from the Henderson County jail due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sheriff Duke said the inmates who have been released were…

Make-A-Wish asks for "Messages of Hope" amid pandemic

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Make-A-Wish Mid-South is facing a record number of wishes waiting to be granted as a result of the recent need to postpone travel due to COVID-19 concerns.   77% of wishes involve travel, and 38 local wishes…

COVID-19 Closures: What's closed and what's modified in Jackson

On Sunday, City of Jackson Mayor Scott Conger issued an executive order which closed some businesses, modified others, and designated certain types of work as essential. Below is a list of what is now closed, modified, and essential in Jackson.…

Jackson State restricting campus access due to COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson State Community College announced Tuesday that access to the campus will be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a news release, college officials say only key and essential personnel will be allowed on all JSCC…

Health officials confirm first Madison County COVID-19 case

JACKSON, Tenn.--"We received notification of our first positive COVID-19 case in Madison County," said Kimberly Tedford, Director of the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department. Tedford said this patient was treated at the…

Local clinic confirms Gibson County COVID-19 case

JACKSON, Tenn.--"We did have a positive at our Jackson location Quality Care, this is not a Madison resident," said Dr. Pete Gardner of Quality Physicians Care. Dr. Gardner said a patient was…

Local funeral home to offer online streaming for services

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Some businesses are going above and beyond to provide additional services during the Coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing making it harder for loved ones to interact, one business is trying…