KCHD implements CDC recommendations to prioritize case investigations and contact tracing

Important changes for employers and medical providers The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will prioritize case investigations, monitoring and contact tracing based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. These recommendations are also being implemented by the Tennessee Department of Health. Moving forward, KCHD will: Prioritize case investigations and contact tracing for those […]

Tennessee Men’s Basketball Pausing Team Activities

~ from UTAD The Tennessee men’s basketball program has paused all team activities following multiple positive COVID-19 test results among its Tier 1 personnel, which consists of coaches, student-athletes, team managers and support staff. The positive test results were detected during routine COVID-19 surveillance testing, which is conducted three times a week in accordance with […]

Extended Hours at Select Locations Bookend Tennessee’s Thanksgiving Holiday to Encourage COVID-19 Testing

Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group is making more COVID-19 testing options available for Tennesseans statewide leading up to and just after Thanksgiving.   The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee National Guard will extend operating hours at 35 county health departments, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time, on Mon., Nov. 23, and […]

CAC Requests You Apply for CARES Act Money by Nov. 30

The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is asking applicants for its COVID-19 energy assistance funds to get their applications in by Monday, Nov. 30, to allow time for application processing before the deadline of Dec. 4.   If any member of your household has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in one of the […]

COVID-19 Assistance Deadline Extended to Dec. 4

~ from the City Office of Neighborhoods   Has COVID-19 affected you or your family’s income? If you have been impacted since March 1, 2020, there are resources available for you.   Thanks to a CARES Act funding from the State of Tennessee, the Knoxville Knox-County Community Action Committee (CAC) and HomeSource East Tennessee are […]

Tennessee Infrastructure Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The Tennessee Department of Health today announced the state’s infrastructure plan for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines once they become available. TDH in coordination with other state and local agencies submitted an initial draft of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Tennessee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on October 16, 2020. “We assure Tennesseans that safe, effective […]

Planners put a safer spin on Christmas in the City activities

The City of Knoxville’s annual Christmas in the City celebrations have been adapted to safely accommodate participants and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 during the holiday season.   “Even though celebrations won’t be the same as our normally planned events, our office is so excited about Christmas in the City this year,” said Judith […]

Alzheimer’s Association invites Knoxville residents to join 2020 walk to end Alzheimer’s on October 3

Participants Will Continue to Walk as Individuals, Families or Small Teams on Sidewalks, Tracks and Trails across Knoxville in Wake of COVID-19 The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Knoxville residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on October 3. The Knoxville Walk to End Alzheimer’s […]

Pandemic prompts changes at city facilities on game day

Following the lead of health officials and the University of Tennessee, the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Area Transit have adopted several COVID-19 public-health protocols that will change how many University of Tennessee fans take part in home football games this fall. UT has prohibited large tailgate parties on campus, and UT-sponsored tailgates are not […]

State of Emergency Remains Through October

State of Emergency Remains Through October

Some Restrictions Amended, Mask Authority Continues   As a National State of Emergency remains in place, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Emergency in Tennessee will continue through October with adjustments made to previous executive orders.   “Tennessee’s response continues to be one of the most targeted in the country and a […]