COVID-19

More information and guidance on how to prevent the spread of the disease can be found at the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) website. Further information regarding the COVID-19 case was released by TDH.

THA is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is regularly communicating with key officials to ensure we can be responsive to member needs and concerns. THA President and CEO Dr. Wendy Long is working with state officials as part of Governor Lee’s Coronavirus Task Force which is working to coordinate efforts to prevent, identify, and treat potential cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDS) and the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) continue to be the best resources for current COVID-19 information.

You can sign up for regular TDH updates on what Tennessee is doing to prepare by emailing covid19.info@tn.gov.

Current information that may be helpful in guiding hospitals’ response to COVID-19 is available at the sites listed below.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Latest updates on the COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19 Weekly Surveillance Summary

COVID-19 Forecasts

Symptoms of Coronavirus

Guidance Documents for U.S. Healthcare Facilities about Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Preparedness and Guidance documents by Facility Type

Diagnostic Tests and Antibody Blood Tests

Clinical Care Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for COVID-19

Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with COVID-19

Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (Interim Guidance)

Postmortem Guidance

Resources for Hospitals and Healthcare Professionals Preparing for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Information for Laboratories

Considerations for Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Setting

Information for Pediatric Healthcare Providers

Considerations for Providing Hemodialysis to Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Acute Care Settings

Strategies for Optimizing PPE

Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator

Training for Healthcare Professionals

Communication Resources - Updated communication resources to be used for patient, family and public health education on COVID-19. Available in several languages. 

Downloadable Videos - to be used for patient, family and public health education on COVID-19. Available in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.

Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages

FAQs (Hand Hygiene for Healthcare Personnel Responding to COVID-19)

Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing

Tennessee Department of Health

TDH Vaccine Information

Latest Tennessee specific COVID-19 information

COVID-19 Assessment Sites

COVID-19 Unified Command Hub

What to Expect After Being Diagnosed: English / Spanish

What to Expect If You Were Possibly Exposed: English / Spanish

Hospital Capacity

Hospitalized COVID Patients

Face It: Masks Fight COVID campaign: PSA | Toolkit

TDH has testing availability in place through the state lab. Please contact TDH at 615-741-7247 to request lab testing for suspected cases.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update - 10.08.21

COVID-19 Surveillance Update - 10.08.21

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Other Federal Government Agencies
Who to Contact at THA about COVID-19 Issues

In an effort to ensure our members have the most current information possible, THA has assigned primary internal contacts on various topics related to COVID-19.

Executive Orders and State Legislation: Joe Burchfield

Clinical, PPE Guidance, Elective Surgeries and Visitation Policies: Chris Clarke

Supplies: Adrienne Nordman

Staffing and Child Care for Healthcare Workers: Kelly Insana

Telehealth and Rural Health Issues: Bill Jolley

Federal Waivers, Regulations and TennCare: Amanda Newell

Billing and Compliance: Gwyn Walters

Media: Kelly Insana