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All Tenn. nursing home residents, staff must be tested for COVID-19 before July

According to state officials, contact visits with family members in long term care facilities...
According to state officials, contact visits with family members in long term care facilities could still be weeks if not months away. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: May. 30, 2020 at 10:21 AM EDT
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All Tenessee nursing home residents and staff members must get tested for COVID-19 by the end of June, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Governor Bill Lee's Unified Command Group released a report on the state's efforts to protect long-term care facility residents from the virus.

TDH now requires each nursing home in the state to complete an "intent test" survey prior to June 1 and test residents and staff by June 30.

Long-term care facilities that don’t comply face penalties, including license revocation, license suspension, and fines.

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