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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current information that may be helpful in guiding hospitals’ response to COVID-19 is available at the sites listed below.
Latest updates on the COVID-19 situation.
Guidance Documents for U.S. Healthcare Facilities about Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Preparedness and Guidance documents by Facility Type
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.
TDH has testing availability in place through the state lab. Please contact TDH at 615-741-7247 to request lab testing for suspected cases.
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
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