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Welcome to the Southwest Tennessee Community College newsroom. Here you can access official Southwest press releases, news articles and publications.


Shelby County health department loosens more COVID-19 restrictions

Two new health directives that will lessen restrictions for restaurants, businesses and organizations operating in public places and lift mask usage for select populations will go into effect in Shelby County March 20.

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Severe weather forecast shuts down COVID-19 vaccination sites March 17

City of Memphis announced earlier today that due to expected severe weather for Memphis and the Mid-South, all COVID-19 vaccination appointments are cancelled for Wednesday, March 17. Vaccination sites, including the site at Southwest Tennessee Community...

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CDC releases first guidelines for fully vaccinated people

Grandparents vaccinated against COVID-19 can finally see their grandchildren. According to new guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) March 8, 2021, people who are fully vaccinated are now able to participate...

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Volunteer opportunities available at vaccination sites

Southwest students and employees who would like to volunteer at the vaccination site at the Whitehaven Center or other sites in the community may sign up via the Give Pulse volunteer portal managed by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center....

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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett visits Southwest’s Whitehaven Center

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett met with Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall and senior staff, along with Student Government Association President Shannon Crowder and Vice President Elizabeth Clark, during a visit...

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America’s #1 Small Business Expert Melinda Emerson to speak at Tennessee Small Business Development Center’s SBDC Day March 17

Emerson will address small business owners at Tennessee Small Business Development Center’s virtual public celebration of National SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Day March 17

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COVID-19 vaccination expands to residents with serious health risks and their caregivers March 8

Shelby County Health Department, in alignment with the Tennessee Health Department, will move into Phase 1C of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan effective Monday, March 8, 2021.

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Computer Lab 232 in the Bert Bornblum Library on the Macon Cove Campus CLOSED for sanitation; Reopens Thursday, March 4

Southwest Tennessee Community College has closed Computer Lab 232 in the Bert Bornblum Library on the Macon Cove Campus for sanitation following a reported case of COVID-19. The lab was identified as visited by an individual who submitted a report...

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COVID-19 vaccines opening to residents 65+, teachers and childcare staff

As of Wednesday, February 24, Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) will make COVID-19 vaccines available to residents who are 65 years and older, teachers and childcare staff. This next stage is Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.

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Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Whitehaven Center remains CLOSED Friday, Feb. 12 for Inclement Weather; Appointments rescheduled to Feb. 19

The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) announced that the COVID-19 Vaccination Site at the Whitehaven Center will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 12 due to inclement weather and the threat of hazardous driving conditions. The following other...

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 Media Contacts

Diana Fedinec
Director of Public Relations and Media
901-333-4247 or 901-482-2939
dfedinec@southwest.tn.edu

Daphne Thomas
Associate Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Community Relations
901-333-4368 or 901-277-4681
djthomas@southwest.tn.edu

 

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