KCHD to offer free COVID-19 testing opportunity at Knoxville Civic Coliseum Saturday

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is offering a free COVID-19 testing opportunity this Saturday, April 25, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum parking facility. KCHD is grateful to the City of Knoxville for providing the testing location, the Tennessee National Guard for offering staffing assistance, and the Tennessee Department of Health for providing testing supplies. […]

Tennessee State Parks to reopen most parks Friday

Tennessee State Parks will reopen most of its 56 state parks on Friday, April 24, for day-use only. Specific details on which parks will reopen will be available on tnstateparks.com this week.   “We are eager to serve once again but we urge Tennesseans to continue to practice physical distancing when visiting parks,” Jim Bryson, […]

Gov. Bill Lee: COVID-19 Bulletin 21

  Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences are held each Monday through Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT and can be viewed here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here. Key Updates Record Testing Conducted This Weekend In an aggressive push to test outside of traditional symptoms, Gov. […]

KCHD to offer free COVID-19 testing to community

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will offer free COVID-19 testing to the public, including those who do not have symptoms. For testing on Friday, April 17, the public may call the KCHD Public Information Line at 865-215-5555 to schedule an appointment. Effective Monday, April 20, KCHD will no longer require appointments.   “This is […]

Tennessee Partners with YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee to provide free child care to essential workers

Tennessee Partners with YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee to provide free child care to essential workers

Parents working in essential jobs can access free child care during the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency   The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing new child care assistance to support families that are serving the state in essential workforce positions.  Through payment assistance and a network of temporary care locations, parents who […]

Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga unite to plan economic reopening and recovery from coronavirus

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Nashville Mayor John Cooper, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke today announced the formation of the Tennessee Major Metros Economic Restart Task Force to plan and coordinate the restoration of business activity currently suspended due to COVID-19.   The Tennessee Major Metros Economic Restart Task Force is composed […]

Mayor Jacobs announces county extending public WiFi capabilities

Mayor Jacobs announces county extending public WiFi capabilities

WiFi capabilities at six Knox County Senior Centers will extend to parking lots Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced today that the county will offer the public free WiFi Internet service in the parking lots at six Senior Center locations.   The county’s senior centers are currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Mayor […]

Gov. Lee announces aggressive statewide COVID-19 testing effort

Unified-Command Group to spearhead multi-week plan to expand testing capacity Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced free COVID-19 testing will be available for any Tennessean, regardless of traditional symptoms, as the Unified-Command group ramps up an aggressive effort to expand testing capacity across the state. “As we look to reboot our state’s economy, we must have […]

TDOE and TSIN Release STEAM Resources for At-Home Learning

The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) today released a STE(A)M Resource Hub for educators and families to use with students during COVID-19 related school closures.    The STE(A)M Resource Hub includes three weekly challenges around design activities, critical thinking, and career exploration that can all be done in the home. The challenges, created in partnership with TSIN educators from across the state, are ideal for students grades 3-12, […]