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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) continues to work with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding COVID-19 in Knox County. Comprehensive data about the local situation is updated weekly on this website. Those with questions can contact KCHD’s Public Information Line at 865-215-5555.

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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!

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

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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)

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.