Nursing homes face punishment for failing to test for COVID-19

By Updated: May 29, 2020 12:05 PM CT | Published: May 29, 2020 12:01 PM CT
<strong>Nursing homes in Shelby County have experienced deadly COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic struck in mid-March.&nbsp;Forty-five deaths have been in Shelby County nursing homes, including nine at Parkway Health and Rehabilitation.</strong> (Daily Memphian file)

Nursing homes in Shelby County have experienced deadly COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic struck in mid-March. Forty-five deaths have been in Shelby County nursing homes, including nine at Parkway Health and Rehabilitation. (Daily Memphian file)

With nearly 40% of the state's COVID-19 deaths coming from nursing homes, Tennessee is ready to put sanctions on long-term care facilities if they fail to complete virus testing of staff and residents.

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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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