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Updated: Tennessee enacts emergency COVID-19 quarantine guidance


Author: ADP Admin/Monday, January 31, 2022/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, Tennessee

Tennessee issued an emergency rule that set forth quarantine procedures related to COVID-19. The rule is effective from Dec.  22, 2021 to June 20, 2022.

Update Jan. 6, 2022: Tennessee has released new guidance that lowers the period of isolation to five days in certain circumstances, while continuing to require masking

The Details:

The emergency rule provides guidance on quarantine and isolation procedures for businesses and individuals to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Business Quarantine:

Under the emergency rule, a private business may be temporarily quarantined when the Commissioner of Health or their designee determines that the potential for transmission of COVID-19 to people on an employer’s premises poses a serious public health or safety threat that is not effectively managed by mitigation measures.

Note: An employer’s quarantine will end when the serious public health or safety threat no longer exists.

Individual Quarantine:

Under the emergency rule, a person who tests positive for COVID-19 must now immediately isolate for at least five days from the date of:

  • their specimen collection that resulted in the positive test result (for individuals without COVID-19 symptoms); or
  • the initial onset of symptoms. They must continue to isolate until they can show improvement in symptoms and have been fever-free (without using fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours.

Note: A person may end isolation at any time following a negative test result for COVID-19.

Next Steps:

Tennessee employers should train their management, HR personnel and employees on the emergency rule. Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.

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