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Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
  • TDH Upgrading Disease Surveillance System

    Friday, October 30, 2020 | 07:59pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is implementing an upgrade to the state’s national electronic disease surveillance system this weekend, which will require the system to be out of service during the process. As a result, TDH may not be able to provide updated COVID-19 case data on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1. TDH will resume reporting COVID-19 data at 2 p.m. Central time daily as soon as this system upgrade is completed and accurate data can be provided.

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  • Tennessee Department of Health Announces Funding Opportunities for Nursing Home Visitation, Communication Aids

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 11:00am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health encourages Tennessee nursing homes to apply for funding for aids to facilitate in-person visitation in compliance with COVID19 safety guidelines. TDH recognizes the difficult challenges long-term care facilities have faced in protecting vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 response and developed Tennessee Long Term Care Facility Guidance to reunite these residents and their families in a safe and disciplined manner.

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  • Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Month

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 09:58am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health invites all Tennesseans to celebrate Child Health Month this October! This annual event focuses on positively impacting the lives of children and their families by promoting physical, social and emotional health.

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  • Tennessee Infrastructure Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 01:39pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health today announced the state’s infrastructure plan for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines once they become available. TDH in coordination with other state and local agencies submitted an initial draft of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Tennessee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on October 16, 2020.

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  • Annual Wildlife Vaccination Efforts Begin Oct. 6

    Tuesday, October 06, 2020 | 10:18am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health and the United States Department of Agriculture are partnering to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for raccoons across Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The annual baiting program is administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services and will begin in Tennessee on October 6, 2020.

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  • Tennessee Department of Health Joins New CDC Suicide Prevention Program

    Monday, September 28, 2020 | 09:46am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health today announced receipt of a $750,000 funding award for suicide prevention efforts over the next five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program includes a focus on vulnerable populations at increased risk for suicide. This funding will provide a comprehensive public health approach based on data and science to address risk factors that contribute to suicide.

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  • Tennessee Launches New Initiatives for Long-Term Care Facility Residents

    Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 02:00pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee’s Unified Command Group today announced three new initiatives to enhance the well-being and quality of life of Tennesseans in long-term health care facilities. These efforts include expanding options for visitation, relaxing restrictions for resident interactions within LTCFs and the formation of the Tennessee COVID-19 Long-Term Care Task Force.

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  • TDH Updates Reporting Format for COVID-19 Cases

    Thursday, September 03, 2020 | 02:54pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is improving the format for sharing of data on COVID-19 to update how some metrics are calculated and reflect evolving knowledge of the pandemic. The new format will begin September 3, 2020 and reflect a change in how active cases are calculated and a correction in county of residence for some cases.

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