COVID-19 Updates

How local artists are being impacted by COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Some industries being affected during this Coronavirus pandemic are bars and other entertainment services, and many of them are temporarily closing their doors. But, it's especially hard on the…

JMCSS provides nutrition plan during COVID-19 closure

JACKSON, Tenn. -- As part of a COVID-19 emergency plan to address the closure of schools, the District’s school nutrition program will provide breakfast and lunch meals for all JMCSS students and children 18 years and under. The child must…

15 Madison County residents tested for COVID-19, no positives

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department confirmed Wednesday that 15 residents in Madison County have been approved for testing of coronavirus, known as COVID-19. In a news release, the health department says 10 of those have tested…

Local restaurants offer curbside service

JACKSON, Tenn. -- With health officials asking us to limit our time in public, people are wondering how you can still support local restaurants. Restaurants in Jackson that are normally packed are now mostly…

Federal court changes procedures due to coronavirus concerns

JACKSON, Tenn. -- U.S. District Court in the Western District of Tennessee has changed their procedures due to COVID-19, or coronavirus. The court announced Wednesday, March 18 that all cases would be reset until after April 17, and all defendants…

RIFA works to keep people fed during pandemic

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A nonprofit has come up with a way to make sure people stay fed during the coronavirus pandemic. RIFA's soup kitchen is usually packed with people every day for breakfast…

What to do for elderly Tennessee residents as COVID-19 cases rise

Nearly 100 cases of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, have been reported in Tennessee as of Wednesday afternoon. With the number of cases continuing to rise, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability has issued guidance for residents who need information…

Lane extends spring break, transitions to remote classes

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Lane College is extending their spring break due to coronavirus concerns. The college is extending Spring Break an additional week, March 23 through March 27. Beginning March 30, the college will hold all classes remotely. Lane has…