Mysterious Mosses (not Moses) at Arboretum

Sandra ClarkBiz Notes

Join Jessica Budke, Ph.D., assistant professor and herbarium director at the University of Tennessee, for a free, virtual lecture on Mysterious Mosses from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. You will receive a link to join after signing up. This is a program from the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. You will gain moss identification skills, learn how these tiny plants are important players in our native ecosystems, and go on a photographic adventure to explore mosses from around the world.

U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett will host an hour-long telephone town hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. During the live event, Burchett will answer constituent questions about his legislative agenda, votes in Congress and initiatives in East Tennessee communities. To participate, call 865-217-2185 at 6 p.m. on March 16.

COVID-19 vaccination eligibility in the 89 state-managed health departments in Tennessee will open to those in Phase 1c including people with high-risk health conditions including pregnancy, and parents and caregivers of children with high-risk health conditions, effective Monday, March 8. Find providers at

Knox County Health Department continues to vaccinate those in the first three priority groups, including health care workers, childcare staff and K-12 teachers and staff, along with those 65 years and older. A full list of those who are eligible can be found on KCHD’s Vaccination Information page. Eligible individuals may sign up to be notified of vaccination opportunities through KCHD on the Health Department’s waitlist.

Gov. Bill Lee has signed Executive Orders to lift the state restrictions on visitation to nursing homes and long-term care facilities 77, to allow for remote government meetings through April 28 78 and to permit remote notarization and witnessing of documents 79.

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