An additional 43 long-term care facilities in Tennessee are reporting cases of COVID-19 now that the state mandates weekly testing of employees.
Visitation resumes today in Tennessee nursing homes, but on a very limited basis. In several counties, including Davidson and Rutherford, the spread of coronavirus remains above the allowable threshold (see interactive map here).
Tennessee has extended the May 31 deadline for nursing homes to test all residents and staff for the coronavirus until the end of June, and is now requiring that employees get retested every seven days. Failure to comply could result in license revocation or civil penalties, according to a report released by the Unified Command […]
All but a handful of the more than 2,600 Tennessee inmates who tested positive for the coronavirus have since recovered, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Correction. But four new cases — including one hospitalization — at the Northwest Correctional Complex have prompted another round of mass testing. All inmates and staff at […]
Gov. Bill Lee was in Washington Thursday afternoon to share his new plan to test all Tennessee nursing home residents and employees for COVID-19 with President Donald Trump. At a White House briefing about protecting senior citizens during the pandemic, Lee said the state needed to help elderly Tennesseans, who have been especially “hard-pressed.”
Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation at Bordeaux has joined the list of nursing homes reporting multiple cases of COVID-19. Six employees and 15 patients at the Signature HealthCARE facility have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past week.
Listen / Tennessee seniors stand to benefit from a legal settlement that has been tied up in court for more than a decade. Much of the $40 million is going to help elderly people with debilitating dental problems.