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Health Department

A Community Strategy for Phased Reopening

Knox County & City of Knoxville


Childcare facilities and Summer Camps

COVID-19 and Your Organization
Subcategories in Phase Two and Considerations for Opening:
  • Reopening of camps can occur for the purpose of providing childcare. Youth programs and camps must follow the CDC’s Youth Programs and Camps Reopening Decision Tool when making decisions regarding reopening.
  • Schools/School Sports should consider CDC guidance, state recommendations and local district guidance.
  • Institutions of higher education (including their residence halls) should follow state and federal guidance.
NOT Open in Phase Two:
  • Overnight programs/camps
Still have questions?
  • Please call 3-1-1

Additional Resources

  1. Designate a COVID-19 Coordinator

    Each organization is asked to select a COVID-19 coordinator for each of their physical locations. The COVID-19 coordinator will lead the implementation of strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Each COVID-19 Coordinator should be the person from that organization who signs up for the COVID-19 email listserv.

    Listserv Registration
  2. Download and follow the Industry-Specific Checklist

    This checklist summarizes the guidance from the plan.

    Download the Checklist

    If helpful, download the Occupancy, Sanitation and Disinfection Template and modify it to the needs of your organization.

    Occupancy, Sanitation and Disinfection Template
  3. Post Safety Signage

  4. Review the Hierarchy of Controls and video presentations

    Watch the following video that provides more information on general guidelines for phased reopening by clicking here (English | Spanish). Review the Hierarchy of Controls for practical strategies you can incorporate at your organization.

    Knox County Health Dept R 4192 200430 Phased Reopening ( English | Spanish )