Evolving Data

According to the Health Department’s top epidemiologist, compiling COVID-19 case counts is not as simple as it sounds.

Buchanan Resigns

Martha Buchanan

After leading the local COVID-19 response, the director of the Knox County Health Department is stepping down.

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.

Restrictions to Continue

Martha Buchanan

Knox County’s health officer says she will extend public health orders when full pandemic response decisions fall to her.

‘There Is No Us and Them’

Pledging to protect the community, Buchanan expresses dismay at the divisions over the pandemic response following the Board of Health’s demise.