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A Community Strategy for Phased Reopening

Knox County & City of Knoxville


Gatherings, Community Centers, and Other Community Gathering Spaces

COVID-19 and Your Organization
Subcategories Open in Phase Two:
  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings of 50 or less, though offer tele-participation and other participation models as much as possible.
  • Places of worship (See the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Guidance for Gathering Together in Houses of Worship.)
  • Community centers (not senior centers) and libraries.
NOT Open in Phase Two:
  • Gatherings over 50
  • Senior Centers
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 Gatherings Checklist Download the Community Gathering Spaces 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 )