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A Message Regarding COVID-19




TSVH Community,


We are happy to share that based on guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH), limited visitation is once again permitted inside Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes. Visitation is dependent upon a myriad of factors, including the two-week COVID-19 county positivity rate, COVID-19 cases in the homes, vaccination status of residents, and other clinical safety factors. Because of this interdependency, visitation options are subject to change. Any permitted visitors will be screened and are subject to additional protocol.


The safety and wellbeing of our residents remains our top priority and we continue to implement our rigorous infection prevention strategies. For more than a year now, we have been taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. Some of these measures include:


  • Enhanced infection control precautions and the use of N95 masks, gowns, and face shields when appropriate.
  • Screening staff, residents, and visitors for an expanded list of symptoms.
  • COVID-19 testing of staff, residents, and visitors when appropriate.
  • Restricting visitation and entry of people to the building when appropriate.
  • Postponing communal activities and quarantining exposed residents.


We believe the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community is to get vaccinated. Not only should we get the vaccine for our own health and safety, but to prevent infection in the vulnerable population for which we care daily. The vaccine is currently available to all TSVH staff and residents who wish to receive it.


For the most current information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19.


Thank you all for your patience and understanding as TSVH navigates the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our privilege to serve Tennessee Veterans and their families in the most challenging of times, and we are committed to keeping family members informed on the status of their loved ones. We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions.