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INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONGOING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
  • COVID-19 Test Results Negative For Contacts of First Tennessee Case

    Friday, March 06, 2020 | 10:27am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health has received negative test results for household contacts of the first case of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Tennessee. The TDH State Public Health Laboratory tested the individuals March 5 for infection with COVID-19. Tests on two unrelated individuals are also negative.

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  • TDH Announces First Case of COVID-19 in Tennessee

    Thursday, March 05, 2020 | 10:01am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health has received positive test results for a case of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Tennessee. The TDH State Public Health Laboratory tested the individual, and has submitted results to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation. The patient is an adult male from Williamson County who had recently traveled out-of-state. The patient has a mild illness and is isolated at home.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY: TDH Media Briefing on COVID-19 to be Held March 5, 2020

    Wednesday, March 04, 2020 | 02:34pm

    Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP will join other Tennessee Department of Health officials on Thursday, March 5 to brief media members on Tennessee’s response to and preparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak. The briefing will be held from noon – 1 p.m. Central time in the State Health Operations Center located at 710 James Robertson Parkway in Nashville. Media members who cannot attend in person may participate via conference call.

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  • TDH Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey Update On COVID-19 Preparedness

    Friday, February 28, 2020 | 09:08am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP today provided an update on actions underway to ensure Tennessee is prepared for an outbreak of COVID-19. Tennessee does not have any cases of COVID-19 at this time, and the risk to the general population in Tennessee and the United States remains low. Piercey’s remarks are available online at https://youtu.be/XQjeJqg72cI. Her statements are included below.

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  • Tennessee Residents See 2020 Tobacco-Free!

    Monday, January 27, 2020 | 01:22pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state in celebrating the fifth annual Tennessee Quit Week February 3 - 7, 2020. This year’s theme is “Seeing 2020 Tobacco-Free,” and the goal is to inspire Tennesseans to live healthier lives by taking advantage of the state’s free resource, the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine to quit using tobacco products.

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  • TDH, THA Announce "Best for Babies" Award Recipients

    Monday, January 06, 2020 | 11:50am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Hospital Association are recognizing 18 birthing hospitals with the BEST for Babies Award for their efforts to reduce infant deaths in Tennessee. The BEST award stands for breastfeeding, early elective delivery reduction and safe sleep for Tennessee babies. TDH has partnered with Tennessee birthing hospitals since 2014 to promote safe sleep for infants and help give Tennessee babies a great start to life.

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