Multiple Traumas

Evetty Satterfield and Jennifer Owen

While planning for emergence from the pandemic, the school board confronts the aftermath of another student’s violent death.

School Board Mulls Masks

Susan Horn and Virginia Babb

As some parents ask for an end to face coverings for students, most board members are wary of making changes.

The Pandemic Hits Harder

The Board of Health keeps restrictions in place and the city contemplates enforcing the alcohol service curfew as cases and deaths mount.

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.

Commission Chides Health Board

Patrick O'Brien

In a nonbinding resolution, county legislators air their displeasures with the mask mandate and other pandemic restrictions.

Masks Remain Mandatory

The Board of Health wants to see how school reopenings affect COVID-19 case counts before reconsidering the county’s facial covering requirement.

School Board Mandates Masks

Evetty Satterfield

Concerned about inconsistencies between schools, Knox County makes clear that students, staff and visitors will need face coverings indoors.