Vaccination Eligibility Expanded

Educators and people 65 and older will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week under new guidance from state health officials.

Weak Link Exposed

Knox County’s missing COVID-19 vaccine shipment reveals the vulnerabilities at the end of the national supply chain.

Budget Resilience

Despite the pandemic, the city’s mid-year financial review shows revenues keeping pace with spending, at least for now.

Vanishing Vaccine

The Knox County Health Department believes an employee inadvertently tossed out nearly 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Permit Revoked

A city Beer Board hearing officer finds West Knoxville bar Billiards & Brews has flouted health orders and municipal law.

Curfew Enforcement

A hearing officer issues a beer permit suspension and a fine to Paul’s Oasis for violating a health order and city ordinance.

Time Enough for Another Round

The Board of Health issues a new order that allows bars and restaurants that serve alcohol to say open one hour later during the pandemic.

COVID Responses

County Commission Zoom meeting

County commissioners may vote next week on dissolving the Board of Health. In the meantime, they support more funding for pandemic homeless services.