The Tennessee Health Department has formed a COVID-19 long-term care task force to monitor the effectiveness of new visitation guidelines.
Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercy said the team is made up of state agencies, the General Assembly and advocacy organizations.
“The task force is charged with addressing and implementing new policy solutions to tackle both immediate and long-term issues in our long-term care facilities,” Piercy said.
Piercy said the American Association of Retired Persons assisted the department in creating the team.
“We are very grateful to the staff and administrators of the long-term care facilities across Tennessee, who will be working diligently over the next two weeks to prepare for the implementation of these new guidelines on October 1st.”