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Covid-19 Resources

Go-to state disability resource: Tennessee Disability Pathfinder COVID-19 page. Pathfinder is prepared to take calls for disability-related questions, including through their multi-cultural program: 800-640-4636.

For the most up-to-date public health information, the TN Dept. of Health is updating this page every day at 2 p.m. The Governor addresses Tennesseans regarding the state's response every day at 3 p.m.and maintains this COVID-19 page.

Guidance from other state agencies providing key disability services:

Legislative Policy

The 111th General Assembly formally adjourned on June 19, 2020. Download the Council’s final bill report of 2020 here. The Council’s priority legislation did pass and become law: 

Public Law 600: Creation of office of accessible transportation

Sponsors: Sen. Massey, Becky; Rep. Howell, Dan

Summary: the "Tennessee Accessible Transportation and Mobility Act of 2020;" creates the state’s first office of accessible transportation at the Dept. of Transportation. Requires an annual report about accessible transportation in Tennessee, a 5 year strategic plan, and an advisory group of stakeholders including people who use accessible transportation.

State Budget Update 2020-21

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