An Order With Teeth

Kincannon backs Safer at Home with enforcement powers in the latest in a series of escalating and sometimes conflicting measures at all levels of government.

First Fatal Case Reported in Knox

Reversing course, Lee places the entire state under a Safer at Home order as COVID-19 cases soar and the death toll nearly doubles.

Stocking the Pantries

The sudden surge in unemployment has led to a sharp increase in demand for food from organizations serving the less fortunate.

Testing and Trusting

Krutch Park

With cases steadily rising, streets are quiet while state and local officials focus on measuring the spread and blunting the impact of the novel coronavirus.

Digital Democracy

City Council zoomed into a new era Tuesday by holding its first remote meeting as a measure against spreading the novel coronavirus.

Home, Safe Home

Knox County orders nonessential businesses to close and implores residents to stay home as much as possible as the coronavirus spreads.

Capitol Exodus

Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2020

As the state Legislature barrelled toward a budget vote and recess last week, local lawmakers saw things to applaud and lament.

Restaurant Restrictions

Lee orders all restaurants and bars in Tennessee to close or offer only carryout or delivery service, and limits public gatherings to a maximum of 10 people.

More Mitigating Measures

As Tennessee healthcare professionals prepare for a tsunami of COVID-19 patients, they ask Lee for greater public restrictions.

Absent but Accounted For

As novel coronavirus cases rise statewide and leaders promise aid, Knox County registers its second COVID-19 patient on a technicality.