TDH said long-term care facilities can still implement their own restrictions, but nearly all residents of nursing homes across the state have been vaccinated.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Health announced Monday that it will soon end restrictions on COVID-19 visits to nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state that were in place in various forms since the start of the pandemic.
TDH Commission Dr Lisa Piercey told the state briefing on Monday that the state was almost finished fully immunizing 100% of people living in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state. Piercey said about 25% of people living in long-term care facilities are still waiting for their second dose of the vaccine.
Under the current schedule, she said they plan to deliver the second remaining doses to LTC residents by Sunday, February 28. Once that happens, Piercey said the state can ease its visitation restrictions on nursing homes and …
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