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Reporting Positive COVID-19 Cases

Dear Colleague: I ask your help in assisting the Hamilton County Health Department with its epidemiological efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our

Online COVID-19 Self-Testing Tool is Now Available to the Public

Individuals who are concerned about the coronavirus can now use a simple online assessment tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Microsoft to get some guidance.  The self-testing ‘bot’ (interactive software tool) asks users a series of questions to determine whether or not their symptoms merit further assessment for the virus.  (Read the full press release by clicking link)

TMA Update on Telehealth Expansion to Accommodate COVID-19 Cases

It is critically important to manage health system resources to ensure Tennesseans’ health and continue to flatten the curve as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. TMA is following the CDC and President Trump’s direction in promoting the use of telehealth as the best tool to triage, diagnose, and ultimately treat COVID-19. We encourage all TMA member physicians to employ telehealth in efforts to clear waiting rooms, keep open vital ER beds and manage patients at the lowest possible risk and offer the following resources to help our members navigate telehealth use and payment.

UPDATE: Revised COVID-19 Case Management Policies

In this COVID-19 update, The Tennessee Department of Health shares important Hotline phone numbers on COVID-19 for health care professionals, provides updates to case management policies, and presents guidance on PPE usage for health care facilities. Read the full article for complete information.