Future Funding

Local governments stand to receive nearly $9 million in state grants during the pandemic, though the money won’t be available until the summer.

Lee: Stay Home, Tennessee

Citing data showing voluntary measures aren’t working, the governor mandates restrictions on social and business activity to battle COVID-19.

First Fatal Case Reported in Knox

Reversing course, Lee places the entire state under a Safer at Home order as COVID-19 cases soar and the death toll nearly doubles.

A Surge in Suicides

The novel coronavirus has exacted an emotional price but its role in a sudden increase in suicides locally is uncertain and complex.

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.