Ready or Not

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Despite public health recommendations and the concerns of some parents, Knox County Schools prepares for an unmasked reopening.

All In on Vaccinations

COVID-19 cases are rising at a rapid clip, but mask mandates and business restrictions are not on the table.

Power Poll: Vaccine Outreach

An overwhelming majority of survey respondents disagree with the state Department of Health’s decision to stop vaccine outreach to adolescents.

COVID Comeback

With vaccinations stalled and the arrival of the Delta variant, Knox County COVID-19 case counts are on the rise again.

Slowed by COVID

The pandemic delayed but did not stop a trio of high-profile projects in Knoxville. With the economy reopening, we provide an update.

Mandate Post-Mortem

Knox County’s indoor mask requirement died quickly amid the interplay of the governor’s manifold executive orders on the COVID-19 response.

Mask Confusion

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Knox County leaders scramble to find a path forward after Mayor Glenn Jacobs revoked the requirement to wear face coverings in public spaces.

Jacobs Ends Mask Mandate

Officials have given no explanation for the change in authority that bypassed Dr. Martha Buchanan, the county’s public health officer.