Tennessee public health officials have decided to move educators and anyone else who works in schools and daycares higher up in the state’s vaccine distribution plan, possibly getting them vaccinated in early February.
In a rare statewide address Sunday night, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee escalated his pleas for Tennesseans to follow COVID-19 guidelines to slow the spread of the virus. It’s now spreading faster and killing more people each day than the state has previously experienced. Lee also issued a new executive order to restrict some — but […]
On Friday afternoon, the public is supposed to get an idea of how many vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered in Tennessee. The state announced it will launch a dashboard to track these numbers, as well as to break down the percentage of people immunized in each county.
Tennessee’s Health Chief Lisa Piercey is defending her decision to grant a no-bid contract to a vendor with no experience in testing for COVID. In a hearing with legislators Thursday, Piercey said it happened during a time when the state was having issue contracting companies to help with mass testing.
Tennessee’s health chief said Tuesday that the state is expecting to receive its first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine around Dec. 15. In a press conference, Lisa Piercey said the new information comes after having conversations this week with the federal government.
The number of patients in ICUs is near an all-time high, approaching 1,200, and health officials say they are older and sicker than early in the pandemic.
The White House plans to send more than 2 million rapid COVID-19 tests to Tennessee between now and the end of the year. And the first shipment of about 130,000 tests is expected as soon as next week.
Tennessee is preparing a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan that could be ready for use within the next few months. This week, officials the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told governors they hope to have a vaccine as soon as November. But details are still unclear. Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey told reporters Thursday she […]
After weeks of pushback from parents, Tennessee will now make some data on school outbreaks public. The Tennessee Department of Education says it will soon launch a new dashboard with district-submitted data.
Visitations technically resumed in June, but very few facilities could meet the strict health guidelines. State officials say they’re looking for ways to relax restrictions in the coming weeks.