TDH Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and its phased approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans. “COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The plan also prioritizes critical […]

UTIA Reveals Sobering Statistics in Economic Report to the Governor

Pandemic Delivers a Hit to Tennessee’s Agricultural Sectors   In this year’s economic report to the governor, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture detail the extent of COVID-19 impacts on Tennessee’s agricultural sectors; examine the struggle of thousands of Tennesseans to feed their families during the pandemic; and summarize the impact of […]

Holiday Safety Tips from Knox County

Christmas is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. While decorating is one of the easiest ways to get in the holiday spirit, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs has teamed up with the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau to demonstrate just how quickly decorations can become dangerous.   Watch […]

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 […]