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Monday, December 7th

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From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

Tennessee’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive at 27 hospitals across the state around Dec. 19, and those most at-risk from the serious and deadly COVID-19 infection will begin to access the revolutionary new drugs.

Having a safe, effective vaccine on hand is a significant milestone and much-welcomed good news as the rapidly-spreading coronavirus that’s so far killed nearly 270,000 Americans and more than 1.5 million people worldwide shows no sign of slowing. But public health experts know that injecting two doses of vaccine into the bodies of 4.8 million Tennesseans — how many people it’s estimated need to be vaccinated in order to ultimately control COVID-19 — will not be easy.

To accomplish that goal, state and local officials will need to navigate complicated logistics, unexpected challenges and inevitable supply shortages. They will also be monitoring who gets the vaccine, tracking outcomes and trying to reach underserved populations with longstanding distrust for the health care system — all while educating the public that getting vaccinated is in their best interest in the face of rampant misinformation on the internet and a raging pandemic.

Dr. Michelle Fiscus, medical director for the vaccine-preventable diseases and immunizations program at the Tennessee Department of Health, said that she expects it will take “the better part of 2021” before vaccines are widely available for all Tennesseans, so even after they arrive, residents should prepare to keep social distancing, wearing face masks and avoiding crowds.

In news today…

Bradley County Schools continues to do everything in our power to be proactive in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Due to the high number of staff/students in quarantine, and the inability to effectively cover classes, Bradley Central will move to a staggered A/B schedule beginning Monday, December 7th through Friday, December 11th. Students will resume the normal schedule on Monday, December 14th. 

Also in news today…

As a result of staffing issues related to COVID-19, Cleveland Middle School will continue with athome learning for all middle school students for the week of December 7 through December 11. However, in an effort to connect with all students in a face-to-face setting, CMS will be open for a one-day traditional, in-person experience for 25% of its students starting on Tuesday, December 8 th . CMS staff will continue to provide at-home learning instruction each day online, and provide a one-day, in-person experience. The schedule for students to attend in-person learning is as follows. 

  • Monday, December 7: All students will remain in at-home learning (no students in the building) ● Tuesday, December 8: Students with family last name beginning with A-D attend in person and the remaining students will continue at-home learning 
  • Wednesday, December 9: Students with family last name beginning with E-L attend in person and the remaining students will continue at-home learning 
  • Thursday, December 10: Students with family last name beginning with M-Q attend in person and the remaining students will continue at-home learning 
  • Friday, December 11: Students with family last name beginning with R-Z attend in person and the remaining students will continue at-home learning

In news today…

Tyler Hanks has been taken into custody on multiple charges relating to 15 auto burglaries committed in late November. Sheriff Lawson thanks the citizens, BCSO deputies and fellow law enforcements officers who came together to assist in this investigation.

The following day, on November 22, deputies from the same shift responded to yet another series of auto burglaries in southwest Bradley County. BCSO detectives were notified by the Collegedale Police Department, advising that they had responded to similar crimes near Southwest Bradley County.

Evidence and stolen items collected by both agencies were processed by the BCSO’s Forensics Unit on December 3, identifying the suspect as Tyler Hanks. Hanks was found later that day by investigators, along with additional stolen items, linking all of the crimes together.

Hanks was taken into custody and booked into the Bradley County Jail; his charges include 15 counts of Auto Burglary, one count of Theft Over $1000, seven counts of Theft Under $1000 and one county of Vandalism. Hanks is also on felony probation out of Hamilton County and has pending charges in Collegedale that consist of 12 felonies and eight misdemeanors.

Hanks is currently in custody with a bond of $100,000 for his 23 Bradley County charges.

And finally…

The active case count in the Cleveland City and Bradley County School systems were down last week compared to previous weeks. Cleveland City Schools had a total of 165 active cases. Bradley County Schools had a total number of 184 active cases.