CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS INFORMATION

During this time of national uncertainty concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to be as transparent and as helpful as possible to our business community. We want to assist your business in continuing to flourish while still doing your part to combat the spread of COVID-19.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

U.S Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus).

Resources available include workplace safety tips, wages, hours and leave information and unemployment insurance flexibility information.

TN Department of Labor and Workforce

As we continue to learn more, our response will continue to evolve. We encourage all Tennesseans to stay vigilant in reading and sharing information from reliable sources. Up-to-date information on COVID-19 can be found on our website.

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Recently, to combat the economic impact of COVID-19, the United State Senate passed the CARES ACT an economic relief plan which allows for financial recovery checks from the government. There are a lot of questions surrounding the passing of this legislature. 

Additionally, the Department of Labor (and other Departments) are going to begin releasing guidance on the components of all of the response legislation. Below are links to DOL info that may be helpful to your business.

Survey For Chamber Members

If you have additional needs concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, please complete the below survey. A Chamber of Commerce employee will contact you to specifically discuss your business' needs. 

Complete survey here.

Relevant Links

CTE Policy Watch

Phase III of the Coronavirus Relief Package includes $30.9B for education. The law contains more than $2 trillion worth of direct aid or relief, including providing direct payments to millions of Americans, bolstering unemployment insurance, funding hospitals and research, and granting relief to small businesses and corporations. However, the law also contains $30.9 billion worth of funding for the Department of Education. 

Running Thread: COVID-19 Resources, Laws, Updates for CTE Programs

The ongoing pandemic has had massive implications for people all across the world. First and foremost, ACTE and its staff hope that you are staying safe, and we are keeping everyone affected by this terrible virus in our thoughts. We realize that COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on, among other things, education. This running thread aims to provide resources and updates that may be useful for CTE professionals. 

Best For All Education Resources

Achieving the Best for All goal will take everyone– parents, educators, school leaders, policymakers, and community members all across this state– working together to set all students on a path to success. 

TDOE COVID-19 Updates

As this is an evolving situation, the Tennessee Department of Education is updating this page as information becomes available. We will provide a brief summary of updates here at the end of each day.

tnAchieves Updates

Out of an abundance of caution, tnAchieves has made the difficult decision to cancel any mandatory team meeting scheduled after March 11, 2020. The health and well-being of our students/families, mentors, partners and team are always our first priority. To remain TN Promise eligible, students (not parents/guardians) will be responsible for watching a team meeting webinar prior to May 15, 2020 at 11:59 CT.

 

HIGHLANDS AREA SCHOOLS

 K-12 education partners are doing their part to ensure students continue to learn quality content while social distancing. Below are links to each school district’s website with news, updates and resources.

Jackson County Schools
 
Overton County Schools
 
Putnam County Schools

White County Schools

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases By County

Compiled by the Tennessee Department of Health, above is a link providing information on the current state of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state of Tennessee.

Visitor's Policy, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Above is the current visitor's policy of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

FAQ Page via Republican Finance Committee on Economic Relief Checks

Above are the frequently asked questions concerning the Economic Relief Checks including, how to qualify, how you will receive you check as well as amount you can expect.

Where can I be tested?

It is our recommendation that you contact your general health provider for advice on testing. Should you not be insured and/or not have a general health provider, please call the Putnam County Health Department to inquire on testing times and locations.

Putnam County Health Department

(931) 528-2531