Library services in the time of COVID-19

Library services in the time of COVID-19

Taking care of your emotional and mental health has to be a top priority in this uncertain time. The Knox County Public Library would like to help. Although the library buildings are closed, they are providing services online. Try learning something new or launching a new project.   Here are some Library resources to help:   […]

Mayor Jacobs addresses ‘Safer at Home’ guideline enforcement

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs addressed “Safer at Home” guideline enforcement with the following statement in response to media inquiries.   “We all share the same goal of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately must realize it’s up to individuals to make responsible decisions,” Mayor Jacobs said.   Mayor Jacobs continued: “We do not […]

University of Tennessee Campuses to Continue Online Classes Throughout the Summer

~ from UT System Office of Communications KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee System President Randy Boyd – in consultation with chancellors at UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, UT Martin and the UT Health Science Center – has announced that summer session classes at all campuses will be delivered online in response to COVID-19.  At UTHSC, clinical […]

With $349 Billion in Emergency Small Business Capital Cleared, SBA and Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds

~ from U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON – Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses […]

Ole Smoky Distillery produces hand sanitizer, starts offering internet ordering and distillery pickup service

Ole Smoky Distillery, the most visited distillery in the world and makers of award-winning moonshine and whiskey, is joining other members of the distillery community, who are producing hand sanitizer in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.   The new hand sanitizer is being produced by Ole Smoky Distillery associates who have all been recently […]

Beacon Releases COVID-19 Policy Solutions for Tennessee

  Today, the Beacon Center’s released a brand new package of 20 policy solutions focused on what policies the state of Tennessee should and shouldn’t enact moving forward when it deals with COVID-19. The suggestions relate to both public health and the economy. In terms of health, suggestions include ways to increase the number of medical professionals in the state, expand access […]

Blackburn Releases COVID-19 Resource Guide for Tennesseans

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has released the following COVID-19 resource guide for Tennesseans.   Our Tennessee Workforce Have you recently been laid off, or has a reduction in compensation made it difficult to make ends meet? Visit the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website to file for Unemployment Insurance and other forms of assistance: […]

Mayor Jacobs Confirms No Utility Shut Offs for Non-Payment

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs on Tuesday commended all the local utility districts for not disconnecting services for nonpayment because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Mayor and his office this week touched base with utility leaders to confirm their shut-off policies.   “Knox County is fortunate to have so many great community partners who […]

Smart Trips Rewards Teleworking in East Tennessee Amid COVID-19, Supports Local Businesses

Users Earn Double the Points Through June 30, Redeemable at Area Theaters, Shops and Restaurants   Smart Trips promotes alternatives to driving alone in Knoxville and the surrounding areas, and now the program is rewarding those working from home to practice safe, social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Current and new Smart Trips users will […]