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.

Contact Tracing Reset

With COVID-19 cases rising, the Knox County Health Department is changing the way it tracks the illness through the community.

Knox COVID-19 Cases Soar

The Health Department begs the public to take precautions as City Council moves against scofflaw drinking establishments.

COVID in the Courts

Downtown Knoxville

A revised complaint leads to a change of venue for a lawsuit by two plastic surgeons seeking to nullify the county’s mask mandate.

Restrictions Under Fire

Unelected bureaucrats

The Knox County Board of Health is increasingly a target of conservative anger. County Commission is considering proposals that would change its power and make-up.