COVID-19

Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act

By  Ross V. Smith, J.D. | 9/1/2020 4:30 pm

The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act, providing liability protections to local governments and other entities. Continue reading to learn more about the provisions included in the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act.

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COVID-19 Risk Update

7/30/2020 4:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic is widespread and exposures can happen virtually anywhere. A positive COVID exposure may come from the essential tasks of work or it may come from another source. What is clear is there must be a plan in place for protecting employees from the virus, and the plan must address dealing with employees who have been exposed.

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Risk Management & Coronavirus

6/25/2020 4:00 pm

Many businesses and organizations are working to resume more regular activities as we continue to battle COVID-19, but it is still critically important to have clear safety procedures in place to protect your employees — and members of the community with whom your employees have contact.

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COVID-19 and Municipal Sewer Systems

5/28/2020 4:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges over the past several months, but a unique challenge to wastewater collection systems has been the toilet paper shortages. Although the supply chains have largely improved since the initial shortages, there has been an increased use of paper towels, napkins and “flushable” wipes as alternatives to toilet paper. Unfortunately, these products can cause extensive damage to municipal wastewater collection systems since they do not break down at the same rate as toilet paper.

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Risk Management and Coronavirus Loss Control Guideline

5/28/2020 4:00 pm

COVID-19 presents numerous challenges for our members as public servants and employers. Public Entity Partners stands ready to assist you. We have summarized best practices and consolidated many of the available resources in our newly released Risk Management and Coronavirus Loss Control Guideline. Resources are posted on our website and will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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COVID-19 Patient Disclosure to Law Enforcement Agencies

4/30/2020 4:00 pm

The Tennessee Department of Health recently provided a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), accompanying letter and sample employee non-disclosure agreement to the state’s law enforcement agencies. The MOU allows the Department of Health to disclose a list of positive COVID-19 patients within your jurisdiction, as requested by Gov. Lee.

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COVID-19 Resources through PE Partners’ Local Gov Risk Academy

4/30/2020 4:00 pm

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PE Partners’ loss control department has worked to provide additional resources to aid our members and their employees. Along with the existing courses available through our Local Gov Risk Academy, members have access to 23 additional training videos to assist with planning for and responding to the current pandemic. Many of the videos are aimed at law enforcement and first responders.

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