Coping with COVID-19

Department of Health partners with PBS for video lessons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Department of Education has partnered with PBS to offer video lessons. A release from the department says 30 minute segments will air on six main PBS channels across the state from 10 a.m. 12 p.m., beginning…

eBay makes changes to help businesses

eBay is making some changes in a way that could help your business thrive again. The new "Up and Running" program aims to help retailers move their business online as many struggle due to being shutdown while the COVID-19 pandemic…

Marvel Unlimited offers free online comics

Marvel is making some of its online comics free until May 4. Free comics include X-Men's Dark Phoenix saga, Civil War and Amazing Spider-Man: Red Goblin. You can access the comic books through Marvel's Unlimited subscription website or through its…

Dolly Parton launches YouTube series

Dolly Parton has started her 10 part YouTube series called Goodnight with Dolly. The first episode featured the singer reading 'The Little Engine That Could' to over 200,000 people. You can watch Parton's story time on Facebook every Thursday at…

Turkey season to start as scheduled; lakes, rivers remain open

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee’s 2020 statewide spring turkey hunting season will be held as scheduled and the state’s lakes and rivers and access areas controlled by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will remain open. “Governor (Bill) Lee’s Executive Orders 22 and…

Online photography classes

If you enjoy photography, now's your chance to get some free training. Nikon is making all of its online photography classes free until the end of the month. All 10 classes can be streamed online and are taught by professional…

National Emergency Library

You won't run out of books to read, thanks to The Internet Archive. They have launched a "National Emergency Library" offering access to 1.4 million free books in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The emergency library is an expansion of…

Humble Bundle offers games for COVID-19 donations

The latest Humble Bundle is offering a big deal for those stuck at home. The bundle offers a large selection of games for your donations to organizations that are helping to supply those fighting the coronavirus on the front lines.…

Helping the elderly during coronavirus outbreak

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability is asking healthy Tennesseans to consider volunteering to help older adults across the state. Information is available online on a variety of volunteer opportunities and programs. Click here to learn how you can…

COVID-19 symptom tracker app

A new app is helping researchers to better understand the coronavirus and how it spreads. Here’s a look at the COVID Symptom Tracker app.        

Lawn flamingos practice social distancing

AUSTIN, Texas -- A homeowner in Austin, Texas is keeping his decorative flamingos six feet apart during the coronavirus pandemic. Greg Cunningham changes his flamingo display with the seasons and says a neighbor suggested he showcase social distancing. [field59_video account="WBBJ"…

City of Jackson offers COVID-19 specific website

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The City of Jackson launched a website for COVID-19 updates. The website was created to answer frequently asked questions, provide information and updates on COVID-19 and more. Businesses and individuals can both find helpful resources through this…

Alzheimer’s Foundation offers tips for adapting daily routine

NEW YORK -- Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering tips for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. A release from the foundation says that changes in routine could lead to anxiety, confusion agitation and discomfort. The foundation shared tips…

NASA website brings the universe to your living room

NASA is bringing the universe straight to your living room! The space agency is offering help to families cooped up at home because of the coronavirus. NASA's website includes dozens of tutorials on different stem activities for kids and adults…

Spotify Kids app features age-appropriate content

Spotify has announced it is bringing its Spotify Kids to the U.S. Tuesday. The app is ad-free and features content appropriate for kids ages three and older, according to Spotify. The app has more than 8,000 songs, as well as…

Partnership to offer online videos, free resources for Tennesseans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Education and Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation are partnering with ReadyRosie to provide Tennessee families with videos, free resources and activities. A news release from the state of Tennessee says this partnership will provide…

FCC warns against coronavirus scams

Scammers are constantly adapting and the recent COVID-19 national emergency is no exception. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has learned of a number of ways fraudsters are seeking to take advantage of consumers.    From fake testing kits and unproven cures…

Personal Care Choices hires amid COVID-19 pandemic

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Caregiver Inc. is looking for members to join their team. The company has openings for direct support professionals, who provide daily living care to Caregiver individuals in residential and group homes, according to a news release…

JMCSS "Grab and Go" meal update

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County School System's nutrition program will continue to provide breakfast and lunch meals for all JMCSS students and children 18 years and under. Meals are tentatively scheduled to continue through April 24, 2020. The USDA has…

Duolingo app helps kids learn through quarantine

If you're looking for a way to keep your child learning, Duolingo may have what you're looking for. Duolingo has launched a new app called Duolingo ABC. The app is designed to teach young children how to read, using short…

TDOE announces PBS partnership to deliver daily instructional content to students

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Department of Education secured a partnership with the state’s PBS stations to deliver daily instructional content for Tennessee students during COVID-19 school closures. This partnership will provide all students with access to daily learning opportunities right in their own homes.   Staring April 6, Tennessee’s six PBS stations— WNPT Nashville, East…