The latest on schedule changes, local decisions and other updates related to COVID-19 coronavirus in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
The affected team members work in direct patient care roles; however, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ballad Health has taken increasingly stringent measures to proactively safeguard its patients from the infection.
A group of Hawkins County volunteers that is making surgical masks for first responders and medical staff in their area received a major contribution of surgical grade material Friday, but now they're facing an elastic shortage.
The Tennessee Department of Health’s latest COVID-19 update shows there are 2,239 confirmed cases of the virus, with 39 cases in Northeast Tennessee.
Ballad Health has reported its first death due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against the global spread of a new virus that produces its own constellation of respiratory symptoms.
“We believe this Order is necessary to help protect the public health of all citizens in Sullivan County,” Sullivan County Regional Health Department Director Gary Mayes wrote.
Gov. Ralph Northam said Virginians are asked to stay at home unless needing to get food or supplies, go to work or get fresh air or exercise.
Patrons of Kingsport Sonic had pickup bed picnics Saturday.
By the time I figured out it might be time to start hoarding supplies for the COVID-19 apocalypse, every bag of freeze dried pinto beans and every roll of toilet paper had already been snatched from every store everywhere.
Eastman spokeswoman Betty Payne said with an employee population of its size, it was just a matter of time that some team members would test positive for the coronavirus.
Health department staff are speaking with patients over the phone to determine which services to offer over the telephone, at car-side or in-person. This will ensure patient and staff safety as well as great customer service.
The Lenowisco and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts have public health call centers for Southwest Virginia residents with questions about COVID-19.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is asking the state’s residents to continue staying at home despite calls from Donald Trump for loosening restrictions by Easter.
They say folks visiting parks should also bring hand sanitizer, wash hands where restrooms are available, bring their own water and not get out if feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms.