An Order With Teeth

Kincannon backs Safer at Home with enforcement powers in the latest in a series of escalating and sometimes conflicting measures at all levels of government.

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.

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.