KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The UT Medical Center took to Facebook on Saturday to clarify the hospital was not shut down.
"We’ve seen posts circulating on social media with incorrect information. Please understand: UT Medical Center is not on lockdown," the post read.
Last week, UT Medical Center implemented stricter visitor restrictions in light of COVID-19.
"For the safety of our patients and team members, local hospitals are no longer allowing visitors, with exceptions in place for certain situations. In addition, we have set up a tent outside of the Emergency Department to assess patients with respiratory symptoms, which keeps these individuals separate from others seeking care in the ED," the university said.