Metro Nashville Expands COVID-19 Testing Hours

Metro Nashville is expanding COVID-19 testing hours, offering testing on the weekends for the month of January, starting Saturday.

Testing demand has been high. On Monday, nearly 1,300 individuals were tested at the Metro testing centers close to 1,600 were tested on Tuesday. That is only the number of people tested at Metro testing sites. It does not include people who get tested at other sites, like pharmacies, doctor’s offices, at home, or other places.

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Metro Council Member-At-Large Steve Glover Receives No Apology for Woke Internal Email at Metro Health Department

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Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Metro Council Member-At-Large Steve Glover to the newsmakers line to update his call to the Metro Department of Public Health looking for an apology in answer to the internal email against Rittenhouse verdict.

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Metro Council Member-At-Large, Steve Glover Weighs in on Dr. Stephanie Kang’s Memo Denouncing Rittenhouse Verdict at Metro Health Department

Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Metro Council Member-At-Large Steve Glover to the newsmakers line to weigh in on the recent internal memo denouncing the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict in the Metro Health Department.

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Nashville Health Department to Continue Sharing COVID-19 Patient Data with Law Enforcement

The Metro Public Health Department in Nashville will still provide COVID-19 patient information to first responders and law enforcement.

Metro Public Health Director Michael Caldwell said the practice is “temporary,” but that it’s working, WPLN reported Thursday.

“This is an emergency,” he says. “This is critical, timely, life-saving information that has reduced and contained the spread of this disease within our medical institutions and within our jails. I’m puzzled by why the state reversed course.”

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Nashville, Memphis Report Tennessee’s Second, Third Cases of Coronavirus

Nashville Mayor John Cooper confirmed a case of coronavirus on Sunday, making it the third in Tennessee, coming the same day Shelby County announced a case.

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