Masks Mandated

The Knox County Board of Health votes to issue an order requiring people to wear face coverings in virtually all indoor public spaces.

Health Department Security

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

A Change in Plans

The Knox County Board of Health votes to follow the state’s approach for economic reopening during the coronavirus crisis.

Reopening Oversight

For the first time since the pandemic began, the Knox County Board of Health will meet on Wednesday to consider the county’s response.

The Surveys Say

The Health Department asked local businesses and residents their thoughts on reopening the economy. Here’s what they said.

Light Change Ahead

This week’s rise in COVID-19 cases has become a trend but by itself won’t likely scuttle the county’s economic reopening plan.

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.

One Step at a Time

Knox County’s businesses will embark on a phased reopening on Friday, but social distancing measures will remain as a part of daily commerce.