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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


Local situation

Per standard public health protocols for infectious disease response, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is working with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Knox County. Comprehensive data about the local situation is updated daily on this website. Those with questions can contact KCHD’s Public Information Line at 865-215-5555.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to help with the COVID-19 vaccine efforts for Knox County? KCHD needs medical and non-medical volunteers for our vaccine clinic. Click here to sign up today!

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Stay in the Game | Finish Strong

Knox County has made great progress! COVID-19 is still circulating, so to FINISH STRONG we encourage folks to stay safe, stay connected and #StayInTheGame by getting vaccinated and following the 5 Core Actions!

Click here for COVID-19 graphics and guidance to share with friends, family, co-workers.

Learn More

Knox County Health Department YouTube Channel

Click here to view our YouTube Channel

(COVID-19 informational videos in English, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Spanish, and Swahili)

Knox County COVID-19 Data and Test Sites

Knox County numbers are updated daily at 11 a.m. EDT. State numbers are updated at 2 p.m. CDT daily; there may be a lag in reporting of cumulative numbers at the state level.

Click Here to View Data Click Here for COVID-19 Test Sites

Educational Toolkit

*These videos were made possible thanks to a great collaboration with the KCS Welcome Center.

Verified COVID-19 Information

Having issues distinguishing between fact and fiction when it comes to COVID-19? The following resources are available to help:


Call KCHD's Public Information Line at 865-215-5555 or toll-free at 888-288-6022. The Public Information Line is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday.

People with concerns about their health should contact their health care provider.

Additional information about COVID-19 can be found below.