Pour Another Round

Reversing course, the Board of Health is allowing Knox County bars to reopen during the pandemic, but they must close at 10 p.m.

Accuracy in Testing

The Health Department considers false negative COVID-19 test results a bigger public health threat than false positives.

Mask Mandate Challenged

City County Building main floor

A pair of plastic surgeons have filed a lawsuit seeking to nullify the Board of Health’s requirement to wear face coverings in public buildings.

Last Call Again

The Knox County Board of Health orders bars to close a second time as local cases of COVID-19 continue to soar.

Letting Your Guard Down

Informal gatherings, not non-compliant businesses, are driving much of the spread of COVID-19 in Knox County, officials say.

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.

Health Department Security

Knox County Commission has approved a contract to post armed guards at the Health Department during the pandemic response.