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Here is where you'll find updates as they happen about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and VUMC's preparations.

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Masking guidance updated — Masks no longer required in non-clinical areas

Leaders across VUMC continue to monitor important metrics around COVID-19, including rates of transmission and severe infection, which have been steadily dropping. Most of the local counties served by VUMC are no longer in the “high” category for severe infections, as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Updated COVID-19 infection prevention guidelines for all VUMC workforce members

VUMC leaders continue to track key metrics such as transmission rates for COVID-19 in the community and county statistics for those who are vaccinated while keeping abreast of evolving practices for infection prevention and changing federal and state requirements for compliance with workplace safety standards.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/19/22

  We're hopeful as the number of patients hospitalized with COVID continues to decline in our hospitals and across the state. Safety precautions, including being up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines by getting a booster as soon as you're eligible, remain important as the CDC continues to categorize the transmission of COVID-19 in our region as "high".

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/12/22

  We continue to be optimistic as the numbers of people with COVID-19 in our hospitals are down again this week. The positivity rate across Tennessee is still high, and we encourage everyone to continue with safety precautions, including being up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines by getting a booster as soon as you're eligible.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Consolidated to 2 Central Locations

Effective Feb. 14, VUMC will consolidate locations where COVID-19 vaccines are available. This change will lessen the significant administrative burden of COVID-19 vaccine oversight required at each location while still providing easy COVID-19 vaccine availability at central VUMC locations. COVID-19 vaccination is available in many locations throughout our community as well.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/5/22

  We're cautiously optimistic to see the numbers of people with COVID-19 in our hospitals begin to decline slightly. The positivity rate across Tennessee is still high, and we encourage everyone to continue with safety precautions, including being up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines by getting a booster as soon as you're eligible.

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