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  • State of Tennessee Releases New COVID-19 PSA "Never Miss a Moment"

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today announced a new ad as part of its continued “Face It, Masks Fight COVID-19” campaign. The new ad promotes responsible decision-making by Tennesseans as the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19 and is airing across the state on broadcast, cable, radio, outdoor and digital media.

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  • Gov. Lee Announces Reconnect to Workforce Partnership

    Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 11:54am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Reconnect to Workforce, a partnership between the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Tennessee Reconnect program and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development that will assist up to 500,000 Tennesseans claiming unemployment benefits to earn a college degree while fulfilling work search requirements.

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  • Gov. Lee Grants Temporary Reprieve for Pervis Payne

    Friday, November 06, 2020 | 03:17pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released the following statement today: “I am granting Pervis Payne a temporary reprieve from execution until April 9, 2021, due to the challenges and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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  • Gov. Lee Honors Senator Lamar Alexander’s Significant Work on the Great American Outdoors Act

    Friday, October 30, 2020 | 04:56pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today issued a proclamation honoring U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander for his outstanding work in support of the country’s 419 national parks with the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. Spearheaded by Sen. Alexander, the Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law in August and represents the most significant conservation and outdoor recreation legislation in 50 years. The bipartisan legislation will preserve federal lands and strengthen national parks for generations, including America’s most visited park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee.

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  • State of Tennessee Releases New COVID-19 PSA “Choices”

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 01:37pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today announced a new ad campaign, “Choices”, to promote responsible decision-making by Tennesseans as the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19. The ad will air across the state on broadcast, cable, and digital media.

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  • Statement from Gov. Lee’s Office Regarding COVID-19 Exposure

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 01:19pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s office released the following statement: "Today, a member of the Governor's Executive Security Detail has tested positive for COVID-19. Gov. Lee is feeling well and has tested negative for COVID-19 but out of an abundance of caution, he is quarantining at home with the First Lady until further notice. Governor's Office protocol requires masks and social distancing and no staff are believed to be positive at this time. The regularly scheduled, in-person press briefing will be canceled and Gov. Lee will provide an update to reporters by phone this afternoon with Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey."

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  • Gov. Lee Announces $50 Million in New Business Relief Funding

    Wednesday, October 07, 2020 | 11:52am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) today announced an initial $50 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds for the new Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant (SERG) program to provide additional relief to small businesses suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new wave of funding includes specific support for minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses, as well as businesses owned by disabled persons.

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  • Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group Issues Updated Guidance for Businesses Under Tennessee Pledge

    Friday, October 02, 2020 | 09:52am

    Nashville, Tenn. – In accordance with the current scientific understanding of COVID-19, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group issued updated guidance today for businesses and other activities under the Tennessee Pledge. The updates follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and maintain emphasis on key preventative measures such as mask wearing, social distancing and frequent disinfection. The update follows executive orders signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee earlier this week.

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