The Southeast Team from Goodlettsville, Tennessee at the 2012 Little League World Series (Rob Carr, Getty Images)

Despite bans on large gatherings, a local Little League returns to practice

BY: - May 19, 2020

[bctt tweet=”Just in from @tnnaterau: GOP Majority Whip @JohnnyGarrett4 flouts @GovBillLee rules on crowd size, cranks up Little League baseball practice. ” username=”TNLookout”]While the Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Nashville SC and Tennessee Titans remain sidelined because of the COVID-19 pandemic with no public plans for returning to play, one prominent Middle Tennessee little league announced […]

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Release of health data to law enforcement raises privacy concerns

BY: - May 11, 2020

The release of private health information of Tennesseans who have tested positive for COVID-19 to law enforcement by Gov. Bill Lee’s administration is facing pushback from lawmakers, advocates for minority communities and at least one police force that originally agreed to get the information.  The Tennessee Black Caucus on Saturday called on Lee to end […]

UPDATE: List of Law Enforcement Agencies with MOUs

BY: - May 8, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health has provided a list of law enforcement agencies in the state that have entered into memorandums of understanding with the state to accept personal data about COVID-19 patients in their jurisdictions. As the Tennessee Lookout reported earlier, Gov. Bill Lee requested the Department of Health to provide daily updates to […]

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Health department gives names, addresses of Tennesseans with COVID-19 to law enforcement

BY: - May 8, 2020

The Department of Health is providing the names and addresses of Tennessee residents who test positive for COVID-19 to sheriffs and chiefs of police across the state on a daily basis — a practice raising deep concerns about privacy and government intrusion into the lives of ordinary citizens. The offer to share the otherwise protected […]