KCHD prioritizing vaccination efforts, changing contact tracing strategy 

To prioritize vaccination efforts, the Knox County Health Department is changing its contact tracing and case investigation strategy. An important tool in a typical outbreak, contact tracing is less effective than vaccination when such a high level of community transmission is occurring.    Contact tracers are, in effect, disease detectives. They interview people who have […]

PK Hope is Alive Parkinson’s Support Group to meet January 19

~ from PK Hope is Alive Parkinson’s Support Group PK Hope is Alive Parkinson’s Support Group along with Jim Brown would like to wish everyone a Happy and Health New Year!  Our monthly meeting of the Oak Ridge Parkinson’s Support group will gather again on a Zoom telecast meeting on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00 […]

Housing and Neighborhood Development public meeting to be held Thursday

The City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development Department will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Department staff will discuss the development of its first annual update to the Five Year Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan will outline how the City will use funding from the […]

NAC, Including New Members, Meets Next Week

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) will meet next week on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m., via Zoom.   For four members, this will be their first meeting. The new members are:   Alanna McKissack: Seat 2-B Brent Waugh: Seat 4-B Philip Hipps: Seat 5-A Breyauna Hollaway: Seat […]

KCHD prioritizing vaccination efforts, changing contact tracing strategy

To prioritize vaccination efforts, the Knox County Health Department is changing its contact tracing and case investigation strategy. An important tool in a typical outbreak, contact tracing is less effective than vaccination when such a high level of community transmission is occurring. Contact tracers are, in effect, disease detectives. They interview people who have recently […]

Knox County Schools switch to virtual learning Friday due to inclement weather

Based on forecasted inclement weather and the potential for hazardous road conditions, Knox County Schools will move to online learning on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. All students should log on to their Chromebooks and be prepared for virtual instruction at the normal start of the school day. Instructional personnel will work remotely. In-person students will […]

MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have critically low inventory

MEDIC Regional Blood Center has critically low (less than 2-day supply) inventory for these blood types: O Positive O Negative A Positive A Negative MEDIC Regional Blood Center has a low inventory of B Negative blood type. All Donors will receive a special edition MEDIC Gift, $10 E-Gift Card (delivered via email), $5 Salsarita’s coupon, […]

Gov. Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool

Gov. Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool

Provides Tennesseans with Vaccine Updates   Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new digital tool to help inform Tennesseans when they will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.   “In addition to creating a strong infrastructure for distribution, we’re currently one of the top states in the nation for total doses administered, vaccinating […]

TDEC offers Tennesseans free radon test kits for homes

Pandemic increases impetus for testing   With Tennesseans spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) encourages households to take advantage of free radon test kits.   Gov. Bill Lee has declared January as Radon Action Month statewide.   “Knowing the level of radon in […]