Non-essential procedures stopped or limited at Knoxville-area hospitals, visitors restricted

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Changes at several area hospitals are going into effect on Monday.

Covenant Health, Tennova and UT Medical Center say they will stop non-essential medical procedures. East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is limiting rather than stopping certain non-essential procedures.

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In a joint press release, the hospitals say they are encouraging patients to get in touch with their provider’s office directly.

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