Nursing home visits to resume as Tennessee COVID-19 cases decline
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Tennessee health officials will loosen nursing home visitor restrictions beginning October first.
The move comes as the number of new cases of COVID-19 continue to fall statewide.
Commissioner of Health Dr. Lisa Piercey on Thursday announced that visitations will be permitted in any home that’s been virus free for at least two weeks. Visits will be allowed out of doors, or indoors when social distancing is possible.
Nursing homes will also be permitted to resume some group activities, including communal dining.
After 28 days, nursing homes can allow visitors to care for bed-fast residents in-person, in their rooms.