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Wednesday, November 18th

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From NewsChannel 9…

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee held a news conference Tuesday to address the state’s ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,841 new cases of COVID-19, raising the state’s total to 320,729 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

From Monday Nov. 9 to Monday Nov. 16, the state Health Department reported 37,037 new cases.

The state’s hospitals have felt the pressure of rising cases. According to state Health Department data, we’ve seen hospitalizations rise from 1,543 last Monday to 1,929 today.

Governor Lee says they are working with Tennessee Hospital Association and other providers to make sure staffing continues and adequate capacity maintained. 

He also said he will not be mandating how people celebrate Thanksgiving. He is asking Tennesseans to “stop and think” about how they are carrying out their day-to-day lives, and make common sense decisions, especially with regards to holidays and family gatherings.

The governor said his own family will not be gathering for their traditional holiday dinner with extended family.

In news today…

Ocoee Middle School and Walker Valley High School will switch to Virtual Learning from today through Friday, November 20th.

Bradley County Schools continues to do everything in their 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, Ocoee Middle School and Walker Valley High School will switch to virtual learning from today through Friday, November 20th. Students will return to in-person learning after Thanksgiving Break on Monday, November 30th.

Students wishing to receive meals while on virtual learning can do so Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Ocoee Middle School and Walker Valley High School. Students will receive breakfast and lunch each day. Parents/Guardians may pick up the meals, and students do not have to be present.

From NewsChannel 9…

Missing Cheatham County boy Jordan Gorman has been found safe, according to TBI.

The 9-year-old boy disappeared on Sunday and was found safe Tuesday afternoon, according to TBI.

A Tennessee statewide AMBER Alert has been canceled.

Federal, state and local authorities had spent days battling the dropping temperatures and dangerous terrain in the search for the 9-year-old. At a Tuesday morning press conference, TBI Spokesman Josh DeVine said every passing hour made the investigation look more like a recovery effort than a rescue effort.