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Amidst the state’s recently-declared state of emergency due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Rutherford County Mayor’s Office has confirmed the abrupt firing of the county’s Public Safety Director Kevin Lauer. “Kevin Lauer was released from employment with Rutherford County on Monday, March 9, 2020,” said Rutherford County Government’s Public Information Officer Ashley McDonald. …

Sports and entertainment have long been held in the public eye as the greatest escape from the problems and challenges of our day-to-day lives. And while that principle has been challenged many times in the past, perhaps it has never been proven less true that in the last 48 hours, as the sports world has …

MTSU has announced the extension of the university’s spring break until March 22 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more commonly referred to as coronavirus. In addition, classes will resume remotely beginning March 23 and will continue as such until further notice. “We continue to closely monitor developments and updates from federal and state public …

Illustration by Savannah Meade The first case of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, has been confirmed in Tennessee by Governor Bill Lee at a press conference  Thursday morning. Officials stated that the patient is a 44 year-old male from Williamson County who recently returned from a trip to Boston. The man has been self-quarantined at his home. …

Update: The first case of coronavirus has now been reported in Tennessee, as of March 5, 2020. It has no connection to this tweet. An unsubstantiated report of a coronavirus case was tweeted Monday morning by a student at Middle Tennessee State University, and has been confirmed as FALSE by officials at TriStar Stonecrest Medical …

In a university-wide announcement, Middle Tennessee State University President Sydney McPhee announced the cancellation of two Chinese cultural campus events as a precaution against coronavirus. The first, a Chinese New Year concert featuring the Jinling Dragon ensemble and a pre-concert reception, was scheduled for January 28 in the Wright Music Building. The second, set for …