Pandemic Clouds Gather

Federal officials visited Knoxville last week amid soaring COVID-19 case counts, rising death totals and a push for more contact tracers.

Bracing for a Wave

The Health Department is getting a boost in funding and hospitals are updating plans as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Balancing Risk

The school system’s plan for reopening in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t finalized, but there will be a remote learning option.

Masks Mandated

The Knox County Board of Health votes to issue an order requiring people to wear face coverings in virtually all indoor public spaces.

Multiple Choices

school board task force

As Knox County Schools sorts out options for reopening this fall, a community task force says parents need to hear more clarity.

Justice and Dollars

UT Board of Trustees

University of Tennessee leadership pledges action on racial equity while approving a pandemic-strapped budget.

COVID-Ready Campus

UT pedestrian walkway

Masks, shields, isolation areas and online instruction: The University of Tennessee prepares for the fall.

Open With Caution

Knox County Schools task force

A Knox County Schools survey shows parents, students and teachers all want to get back to the classroom this fall — but carefully.

Driving the Spread

Covid Cases

Health Department statistics show adults in their prime are spreading the novel coronavirus in Knox County and throughout the state.

A Change in Plans

The Knox County Board of Health votes to follow the state’s approach for economic reopening during the coronavirus crisis.