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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

What You Need to Know:

The Knox County COVID-19 Community Level is in the GREEN or low level. While in this level, the CDC recommends:

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including recommended booster doses.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms

If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease

  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, wear a well-fitting mask or respirator when indoors in public.

  • Have a plan for rapid testing if needed
  • If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease
    • consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
    • consider wearing a mask when indoors with them
  • Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Follow the recommendations for what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

CDC has streamlined the COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk. See the updated guidance here.

Guidance for Businesses

Businesses, organizations and all employers are encouraged to follow current national COVID-19 safety precautions to protect public health and the economy.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information to Share With Employees

Click here to view the Educational Toolkit.

Educational Toolkit

*These videos were made possible through collaboration with the Knox County Schools Welcome Center.


Knox County Health Department YouTube Channel

Visit the Knox County Health Department YouTube channel to access COVID-19 updated and informational videos in English, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Spanish, and Swahili

Click here to view our YouTube Channel

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


Employer Letter

Click here to view the Employer Letter. (En espaƱol)


Verified COVID-19 Information

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

Click here to view the KCHD COVID—19 Video Series, used to provide updates on the local situation. These videos cover the local COVID-19 situation and give insight into different aspects of KCHD’s response.


Archived Recordings

Click here to view KCHD's archived media briefings.


Additional COVID-19 resources


TN Department of Health COVID-19 Resources