Metro Nashville’s Department of Law has ordered the for-profit operator of a city-owned nursing home in Bordeaux to transfer residents to other facilities and “wind down” the operation. The city had been seeking a new company to run the complex, but no one bid.
More of Nashville’s coronavirus cases have been traced back to construction sites than to bars, according to new data on case clusters released by the city this week. Yet bars have received far more scrutiny from the Metro Public Health Department, which does not regularly conduct its own inspections of construction sites.
COVID-19 has caused widespread damage to the economy — so wide that it can be easy to overlook how unevenly households are suffering. But new polling out Wednesday reveals households that have either had COVID-19 or have someone with a disability or special needs are much more likely to also be hurting financially.
Thirty-two new deaths from the coronavirus in Tennessee would have been every headline for days in March. But six months later, the rising death toll jumped on Friday with almost no attention from the public.
Just as Tennessee rolled out a plan Thursday to increase visitation to nursing homes, the federal government issued its own revised rules in responding to the improving coronavirus infection rates. And they’re not optional.
The further loosening is in response to continue improvement of coronavirus metrics. But it also comes as the city is being accused of overblowing the risk of restaurants and bars.
Tennessee will relax visitation rules for long-term care facilities starting Oct. 1, removing the requirement that the county has to have limited coronavirus spread in order to allow nursing homes or assisted living facilities to welcome visitors.
African American communities, along with those of Latinos, have suffered disproportionately from the pandemic. Meharry has been helping overcome many Black patients’ skepticism toward medical studies.
A mysterious illness related to COVID-19 is beginning to show up in Tennessee, according to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Coronavirus numbers in Nashville and Tennessee appear greatly improved over the long weekend. But that’s mostly because six months into the pandemic, the city and state have both made some flattering changes to how they track the data.