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.

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.

Vanishing Vaccine

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

Shots and Surprises

Despite lagging logistics, high demand and overwhelmed phone systems, more than 4,000 county residents have received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Pre-Pandemic Risk

The Health Department’s most recent Community Health Assessment shows how vulnerable Knox County’s population was when COVID-19 arrived.

Musical Labs

COVID test sign

The Health Department has used multiple laboratories for COVID-19 testing, prompting questions about its choice of firms.