Stocking the Pantries

The sudden surge in unemployment has led to a sharp increase in demand for food from organizations serving the less fortunate.

Testing and Trusting

Krutch Park

With cases steadily rising, streets are quiet while state and local officials focus on measuring the spread and blunting the impact of the novel coronavirus.

Digital Democracy

City Council zoomed into a new era Tuesday by holding its first remote meeting as a measure against spreading the novel coronavirus.

Home, Safe Home

Knox County orders nonessential businesses to close and implores residents to stay home as much as possible as the coronavirus spreads.

Restaurant Restrictions

Lee orders all restaurants and bars in Tennessee to close or offer only carryout or delivery service, and limits public gatherings to a maximum of 10 people.

Last Call

Responding to the COVID-19 threat, the city is closing all bars and restaurants, while the county is closing bars and placing limits on restaurant capacity.

Power Poll: Coronavirus Response

Local officials get a low score for preparation but higher marks for steps taken to mitigate the threat posed by the pandemic.

Absent but Accounted For

As novel coronavirus cases rise statewide and leaders promise aid, Knox County registers its second COVID-19 patient on a technicality.

Anticipating Action

As the coronavirus arrives in Tennessee, officials implement response plans, impose travel restrictions and take other precautions.

Feeling the Squeeze

Dennis Freeman of Cherokee Health

Despite a budget cut, Cherokee Health Systems isn’t turning anyone away from Knox County’s indigent care program. But its costs are mounting.