Tennessee Hospital Association launches face covering campaign


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Medical professionals are expressing concerns over rising COVID-19 rates.

The Tennessee Hospital Association and hospitals across the state are asking everyone to put a mask on.

This is a new campaign launched to stress the importance of wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic as hospitals throughout Tennessee begin to fill up with COVID-19 patients.

In addition to the campaign, chief medical officers and chief nursing officers signed a letter asking all Tennesseans to take precautions while out in public.

Organizers of the campaign cite a recent Vanderbilt study that reinforces what they’ve been saying during the pandemic – masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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