NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health says it will soon lift visitation restrictions at nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
Health officials announced Tuesday the restrictions will be lifted this Sunday, February 28.
“We’re almost completely finished with 100% vaccination at all facilities in Tennessee,” said Dr. Lisa Piercey, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health. “After that vaccination is complete, which is scheduled to be at the end of this week, we will no longer be restricting any visitation at nursing homes, they will only be under the restrictions of their governing body.”
Facility owners will still be able to restrict visitors at their facilities.
State health officials said in a release Wednesday, “Today the Tennessee Department of Health announced state-specific visitation restrictions for long-term care facilities will end effective February 28, 2021. Facilities should use the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance for safe operation and visitation with limited visitation restrictions no longer in place at the state level.”