Financial Aid Available For Certain Families That Lost Employment Due To COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-25) The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.  Beginning 10 A.M. CST Thursday, March 26, families can begin applying, online, for up to two months of emergency cash assistance if they were employed as of March 11, 2020 and they’ve lost employment or at least 50% of their earned income as a result of the pandemic. [ Read More ]

The Coronavirus Is Isolating Tennessee’s Older Adults

March 23, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-23) Every day, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Tennessee. Older adults are among those at greatest risk of getting the virus and developing serious medical complications from the disease.  Many older Tennesseans are isolating themselves to keep from contracting COVID-19, and that means they need help from those who are able to venture outside more safely. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Department Of Human Services Moves To In Person Services By Appointment Only

March 22, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-22) The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking immediate steps to ensure access to critical services and benefits for customers while protecting the health of employees and the public in response to COVID-19. After a careful analysis of foot traffic and the health and safety guidelines for COVID-19 provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Tennessee Department of Health, the TDHS has decided to move to appointment only for in-person services beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. [ Read More ]

Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models For Restaurants And Gyms, Lifts Alcohol Regulations

March 22, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-22) Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models beginning at midnight CDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until midnight CDT April 6, 2020. The order also outlines ways businesses and citizens should work to protect vulnerable populations. [ Read More ]

State Shifts Resources To Help Process Unemployment Claims

March 20, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-20) Recent events in our state have impacted the employment of many Tennesseans. Because of this, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has seen a large increase in the number of unemployment claims. This increase, along with public health concerns, has prompted a change in strategy for the agency. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security’s Driver Services Division Announces Service Updates

March 19, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-19) The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak closely. At this time, most State Driver Services Centers remain open and the Department is currently taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees. To relieve as many customers as possible from needing to visit a Driver Services Center during the outbreak, the Driver Services Division is implementing the following changes: [ Read More ]

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