Most Knox Co. businesses will reopen May 1 under phased reopening plan

Throughout all phases, it is recommended that people who are at-risk should still stay at home as much as possible. People should continue to wear cloth masks. “We are starting a new normal.” Starting May 1, Knox County and the City of Knoxville will begin a gradual, phased-in reopening of businesses. The plan was created […]

KARM Thrift Stores Opening

  Throughout the “Safer At Home” order, Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) has continued to provide a home to those without one. This past month has shown why KARM is considered an essential service in our community, and the recent challenges have brought new opportunities to connect with and minister to those we serve. Earlier […]

Gov. Bill Lee: COVID-19 Bulletin 25

Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here.   Key Updates   The Tennessee Pledge: Reopening […]

Mayor Indya Kincannon delivers her first State of the City address, announces COVID-19 recovery fund

Today, Mayor Indya Kincannon proposed her first budget for the City of Knoxville. While this budget comes amidst unprecedented times, the Mayor emphasized that the City will maintain services and quickly assured residents there are no plans for a tax increase to make up for revenue lost because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Kincannon said, […]

Gov. Lee Issues Guidelines for Restaurants, Retail Stores to Reopen Early Next Week in 89 Counties

“Tennessee Pledge” plan encourages best practices for industries, continued social distancing   Today, Gov. Bill Lee issued the first steps from the “Tennessee Pledge,” the state’s rollout of guidance and best practices for Tennessee businesses in 89 of the state’s 95 counties to keep employees and customers safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first […]

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 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. […]

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