COVID-19 news is changing on a daily basis. Use the COVID-19 link to check for most current information. As of 01/27/2021, Tennessee is administering COVID-19 vaccines to residents age 75 and up in addition to frontline health care workers, long-term care residents and the rest of the state’s first vaccine priority group (Phases 1a and 1b). Availability and timelines varies from one county to the next. Currently pest control essential workers are listed in Phase 2a/b, currently earliest estimated timeline to start receiving vaccine is May 2021.
Legislation that we are monitoring – On 1/12/2021, Rep. Brandon Ogles, introduced House Bill 0037. It is currently assigned to the Public Service Subcommittee. This bill as introduced, prohibits a state or local governmental entity, the governor, or the executive head of a local government from classifying a category of workers as essential or nonessential.