Cases Creep Upwards

COVID-19 patient counts begin to rise in Knox County as restrictions on business activity and social interactions are relaxed.

Launching Phase Two

Knox County issues guidance for businesses and the general public on how to safely increase economic activity.

Pushing the Timeline

Knox County Commission

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs steps up the pressure on his own Health Department to accelerate the reopening plan.

Access Denied

Knox County faces criticism for preventing a News Sentinel reporter from participating in a health department briefing.

Red Light, Green Light

Knox County Health Department epidemiologists explain the numbers behind their coronavirus tracking system.

Cautious First Steps

Charlotte Tolley at Farmers Market

As reopening begins, businesses and consumers adjust to new norms while officials offer metrics for success — or failure.

Priming the Economic Pump

Gov. Bill Lee announces his phased restart of Tennessee’s economy will begin next week as testing ramps up across the state.

Sturm und Drang

The Knox County County Health Department’s top epidemiologist works within the eye of the coronavirus pandemic storm.