Executive Order No. 80: An Order Amending Executive Order No. 77 (April 27, 2021) | Read
MTAS materials here are listed in the order in which they were posted to this page.
Sales and Production of Fraudulent PPE
From Dennis Wolf, MTAS Fire Management Consultant: 7/20/2020
Sales and production of fraudulent PPE – especially N95 and KN95 masks – have increased since December 2019 as people took advantage of the pandemic to make some money. Many agencies and departments are having problems getting PPE and have to source from unknown sellers. It’s important to be able to identify fraudulent, counterfeit or unapproved products in order to ensure the safety of your personnel.
COVID-19 Resources for Law Enforcement and Jails (4/23/2020) | Read
Use of Hydrogen Peroxide for Coronavirus Disinfection (MTAS) (4/22/2020) | Read
IPS Town Hall Webinar Recording: COVID-19's Effect on Tennessee's Businesses and Communities (posted 4/15/2020) | View
How to Avoid "Zoombombing" for Tennessee Municipal and County Governments (4/7/2020) | Read
MTAS Guidance on the Limited Reuse of N95 Respirators (4/2/2020) | Read
MTAS Memo on COVID-19 and the Ryan White Act (3/31/2020) | Read
MTAS Guidance on Non-Compliance with Governor Lee's Executive Orders Nos. 17, 21 and 22 (3/30/2020) | Read
MTAS Q & A on N95 Respirators and Respiratory Protection (3/30/2020) | Read
Financial Aid Available for Certain Families That Lost Employment Due to COVID-19 (3/25/2020) | Read
MTAS Summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (3/24/2020) | Read
MTAS Legal Guidance on Executive Order 16 Council/Board Meetings During COVID-19 Emergency (3/23/2020) | Read
MTAS Template COVID-19 Response Policy for Fire or First Responders | Read
COVID-19 and Municipal Governments: A Q & A Hot Topic for Tennessee Municipalities (MTAS) | Read
Tennessee Municipal Public Health Emergency Closures (MTAS Legal Hot Topic) | Read
Handling Employee (fire, EMT, paramedic, police officer) Exposure to CVOID-19. Dennis Wolf. 3/22/2020 (updated 4/15/2020) | Read
Use of PPE and Its Effectiveness. Dennis Wolf. 3/22/2020 | Read
Local Municipal Resources
Sample polices and procedures from around Tennessee (for fire or EMS organizations).
Gilt Edge (TN) Fire Department shared their COVID-19 Emregency Call Response Plan guidelines | Read
Jackson (TN) Fire Department COVID-19 Response Policy | Read
Shelby County (TN) Fire Department shared their EMS Operations (Inffectious Disease) | Read
Bartlett Fire Department Video: The Bartlett Fire Department has prepared a short video to provide information on COVID-19/coronavirus to the public. | View
Other Resources Gathered by MTAS
A new fact sheet from the Technical Research, Assistance Center, Information Exchange (TRACIE) provides a quick reference to help you protect your staff with safe, approved PPE and instructions on how to report sellers of counterfeit products.
Respirators for Healthcare during COVID-19: Authorized Use and Avoiding Fraudulent Products recommends the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Certified Equipment List and the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization list. These lists give you information on what types of masks or respirators are to be used under what circumstances, use of imported products and indicators of counterfeit products and vendors.
Review this guidance and consider keeping it on-hand as a reference to help ensure the safety of people in your department.
(Source: ASPR TRACIE. U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services. Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway)
MTAS Partner Resources
Public Entity Partners
Tennessee Municipal League
COVID-19 Resouce Page https://www.tml1.org/covid-19-resources
Clarification on Recreational Facilities -- Message from Governor Lee's Office as Forwarded by the Tennessee Municipal League (5/14/2020) | Read
Clarification of Provision 5 in Governor Lee's Executive Order No. 29 (4/27/2020) | Read
TML CVOID-19 City Situation Survey Results Reports
TML Economic Summary Reports
State of Tennessee Resources
Office of the Governor
Governor Lee's Daily Live Media Briefings | Join here
Tennessee Pledge: Click here for Main website
Recreation (Non-Contact, Small Group) | Read
Access Guidelines for Office Buildings | Read
Reopening Tennessee Responsibly (4/24/2020) | Read
Letter to Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, District Attorneys General Regarding Executive Orders Nos. 22, 23, and 27 re: Staying at Home Unless Engaging in Essential Activities or Services - 4/14/2020 | Read
Executive Orders and Related Materials (All Executive Orders)
Executive Order No. 80: An Order Amending Exectuive Order No. 77 (April 27, 2021) | Read
Executive Order No. 79: Order Permitting Remote Notarization and Witnessing of Documents By Extending Executive Order No. 72, As Amended (2/26/2021) | Read
Executive Order No. 78: Order Extending Remote Meetings and Implementing Best Practices Across the State to Promote Transparent Government by Extending Executive Order No. 71, as Amended until 11:59 p.m. CDT on April 28, 2021. (2/26/2021) | Read
Executive Order No. 77: Order to Facilitate the Continued Response to COVID-19 by Extending Executive Order No. 73, as Amended (2/26/201) | Read
Tennessee Elected Official Toolkit "Safer at Home" | Read
Office of the Comptroller
Department of Economic and Community Development
Sales Tax Loss Forecasting During COVID-19 Resources and Tools (5/8/2020) | Read
Department of Environment and Conservation
CVOID-19 Technical Bulletin: What Public Parks and Recreation Facilities Need to Do to "Flatten the Curve" | Read
Recommendations for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems Relative to Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Read
Staying Connected During Quarantine: Temporary Free Internet Access and More (State of Tennessee Economic and Community Development) https://tnecd.com/news/stay-connected-during-quarantine/
Department of Finance and Administration
Governor's Local Government Support Grants (4/7/2020)
Department of Health
Coronavirus Resource Page: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html Healthcare providers are asked to call 615-741-7247 if COVID-19 is suspected in a patient.
Financial Aid Available for Certain Families That Lost Employment Due to COVID-19 | Read
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
COVID-19 Federal Assistance Guidance (4/17/21020) | Read
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Code of Federal Regulations.
Labor. Part 826. Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Eff. until 12-31-20)
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Department of Health and Human Services
US Department of Homeland Security
US Department of Labor. Wage and Hour Division.
US Fire Administration. FEMA (4/13/2020)
US Office of Personnel Management
US Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. International Map of Cases. Total cases, total recovered, total deaths: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Clinical Alert. https://www.acep.org/by-medical-focus/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/
American Public Works Association. Coronavirus Resource Page.
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). https://www.iaff.org/coronavirus/
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).
International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Resource Page https://icma.org/coronavirus-resources-plan-and-prepare-now-it-hits-your-community?_zs=dCPsb1&_zl=XGBa6
International Personnel Management Association-HR Coronavirus Resources https://www.ipma-hr.org/coronavirus?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Mailing&utm_campaign=Default&_zs=6UvUX&_zl=KxO12
National Governors Association. “Coronavirus and what you need to know” https://www.nga.org/coronavirus/
National Institutes of Health. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
Water Environment Foundation.
World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019