Tennesseans aged 70 and up may begin registering for COVID vaccinations through county health departments on February 2, Find information on phases eligible for vaccination in your county and, when eligible, register for vaccination through your county health department here. Tennesseans may find vaccination providers in their area by visiting VaccineFinder. Vaccinations continue for people in the 1a1 and 1a2 groups as well.
Applications are being accepted from October 7 to December 29, or until all funds are depleted. Phase 1a1 includes in-patient health care providers, adults unable to live independently, first responders with direct exposure to the public and staff members and residents of long-term care facilities. The Amended and Restated Order 11 continues most of the provisions of Order 11which was effective August 16,but makes the following changes:. The tool allows users to opt-in to receive updates and notifications about their vaccine phase and provides risk-based and age-based phase information at the county level.
Some notable changes include:. Order 12 lifts certain restrictions on businesses and facilities. Governor Bill Lee also ed Executive Order 60 to extend certain provisions relating to government proceedings. Executive Order 70 limits indoor public gatherings to 10 people. Phase 1c also includes people age 16 and older who have medical conditions that put them at high risk of severe illness and death from COVID On January 19, Governor Lee ed Executive Order 74which encouraged Tennesseans to work from home when possible, encouraged places of worship, weddings, and funerals to continue to use virtual or online services, gave local education agencies the authority to permit school sponsored sporting events and activities as long as they are conducted in a manner consistent with COVID related guidance and rules adopted by the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Associationwith respect to school-sponsored and other youth athletics, schools, organizers, and facilities shall not permit spectators to attend practices, games, or competition, but spectators may be present in the facility.
Most of the requirements are restated from ly orders. Directive No. This amendment pauses portions of phase three and extends a hybrid phase two reopening. Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said Tuesday in a news conference that upwards of 1. The TN Department of Agriculture also has an economic support program for agricultural businesses and forestry businesses to help ensure stability of the food supply chain and agribusiness economy.
KCHD said people will be able to try and schedule an appointment online and by online on Friday afternoon. Executive Order 61 is effective August 29, through September 30, Memphis Act provides COVID-related liability protection to individuals and entities, including health care providers, except in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct. Sales for off-premise consumption are allowed.
Central Standard Time to January 31, at p. On January 28,Governor Lee ed Executive Order 75which shortened the term and effective date of Executive Order 74which implemented restrictions around who could participate in or attend school sporting events, from February 27, at Tennessee. For those interested in applying for reimbursement, the following information has been made available:. On December 20, Governor Lee ed Executive Order 70 placing additional restrictions on indoor public gatherings, including sporting events. Knox County : On September 16,the Knox County Board of Health passed an amended resolution that orders restaurants and bars that serve alcohol to close at p.
Applications are available online. Applications for funding through this program will be accepted through August It expires at p. Executive Order 59 additionally extends distance related to social distancing, urging individuals to wear masks in public places, restricting visitation to elderly-citizen and care related facilities, and encouraging use of restaurant carryout and delivery.
Social distancing between persons from different households is required. Starting February 22,people who are over 65 and teachers of all ages will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccination. Executive Order 70 is effective immediately and will remain in effect through January 19, Executive Order 67 extends certain, targeted provisions dating executive orders, including the authority of local governments to institute mask requirements.
Tennesseans can visit Vaccinate. Phase 2a includes residents employed in the following industries: social services, commercial agriculture, commercial food production, corrections staff not included in 1a1, and those in public transit.
Meetings conducted by electronic means on or before September 30, must be distance and accessible to the public, and the governing body must Memphis reasonable efforts to ensure that the public has live access, and if live access is not feasible then a clear audio or video recording of the meeting must be made available to the public as soon as practicable following the meeting, and in no event more than two business days after the meeting.
Bars shall suspend offering food and drink, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption until further notice. However, Executive Order 63 extends certain, targeted provisions of executive orders, including the authority of local governments to institute mask requirements. The process of vaccinating teachers is expected to last weeks and will be led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and TriStar Health. This phase includes first responders, healthcare workers, mortuary workers, online dependent disabled adults.
The State has provided county-by-county information regarding the vaccine and how to make an appointment. The Order permits governing bodies dating public bodies, associations, non-profits, state agencies and departments to meet electronically rather than in person if the governing body determines that an electronic meeting is necessary to protect Tennesseans in light of the COVID outbreak. Under Executive Order 63, restrictions on businesses and gathering sizes in the 89 counties with a state-run health department ly a person limit have been removed. The following are a few Tennessee the conditions modified by Order Further information on Phase III guidelines can be found here.
Piercey also announced additions to phase 1c, including:. The Second Amended and Restated Order 10 applies only with respect to specified Downtown and Midtown areas and includes the following provisions:. Nashville : Health officials announced Nashville will move to the next phase of reopening on April 26, at am. Currently, eligibility varies by county.
Those eligible can schedule an appointment online or call the TDH vaccine support line at Transportation resources are available when appointments are booked online or via phone. Appointments can be made by visiting Kroger. The grants are intended to provide economic relief to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury. Phase 1a, which began in mid-December, is subdivided into two parts 1a1 and 1a2.
Starting March 30 at a. Memphis : The City of Memphis is taking grant applications for the City of Memphis Small Business Stabilization Grant initiative now through December 23, or until funds are exhausted. The resolution goes into effect on September 18, and will last for 28 days.
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Lastly, Governor Bill Lee ed Executive Order 61 to extend authorization for remote notarization and witnessing of documents. Awards will be given for reimbursable expenses incurred between May 1, and August 31, Expenses and business interruption costs eligible for reimbursement include but are not limited to:.
Kroger Health announced February 24, that it has received a limited supply of the COVID vaccine and will begin administering the vaccine in its pharmacies across Tennessee. Changes are as follows:. As of March 2,more thanappointments are available in the system for COVID vaccinations across the state.
Find a vaccine provider by visiting vaccinefinder. As of January 6, all Tennessee counties are in either Phase 1a1 or 1a2. Order 12 goes into effect at 12 a.
Phase 3 includes:. Tennessee is now vaccinating residents in Phase 1a1, 1a2, and 1b and those age 65 and older. Phase 2b includes those in transportation, public infrastructure, telecommunications, and utilities or energy industries. Executive Order 73 is effective December 29, and extends until February 27, Executive Order 73 extends certain, targeted provisions of executive orders, including the authority of local governments to institute mask requirements.
The board also passed a resolution to limit gatherings to ensure that no more than 25 persons congregate within the same square feet unless they are residing the in the same household. Collegiate and professional sporting events must follow the rules of their respective institutions and governing bodies.
The health commissioner estimates the state will move to phase 1B, in which K teachers and childcare workers are vaccinated, the week of February 22, Nashville : Nashville city and school leaders announced February 8, that hospitals will begin to vaccinate teachers and childcare workers in the coming days as the district returns to classrooms.
Currently, Knox County is in Phase 1a1 and 1a2 of the Tennessee vaccination plan.
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Among others, Executive Order 63 includes the following provisions:. Retirement homes and nursing facilities, places of worship, and government-run establishments are exempt. Individuals 65 and older who are positive for COVID and have certain chronic medical conditions may be eligible to receive monoclonal antibody treatment for their symptoms.
Eligibility for those in Phase 3 of the Plan will run concurrently with age-based eligibility. The Order is effective at p. Tennessee is currently receiving aroundvaccine doses a week. Thursday, October 1 and will remain in effect until November 1 unless otherwise extended. Central Standard Time.
This time the department is setting aside appointments specifically for people who call the public information line to schedule one atin order to ensure people without internet access will have a change at getting an appointment. for a list of available locations. Additionally, Order 70 limits the permitted attendees at practices and games to:.
The department will announce what time those appointments will open beforehand on Friday morning. Vaccinations are provided for any individual who meets state and federal requirements at the time of the appointment.
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Grant funds may be used to pay costs of business interruption, working capital, business recovery challenges, and costs associated with safely reopening. Governing body meetings held electronically on or after October 1, must be accessible to the public by real-time, live audio or video access.
In addition, a clear audio or video recorder of the meeting must be made available to the publico as soon as practicable following the meeting, and in no event more than two business days following the meeting. The Second Amended and Restated Order 11 is effective September 18, through September 30, and makes the following changes to the Amended and Restated Order 11 :. Phase 1a2 includes outpatient healthcare workers with direct patient exposure including mortuary services. Governor Lee also issued Executive Order No.
The TN Department of Revenue will provide a full list of eligible businesses and instructions. Vaccinations are provided by appointment only, while supplies last, through the online system at publix.