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Health Department

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 if you are unvaccinated!!

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Stay Safe

  • Get Vaccinated
  • Evaluate your risk
  • Utilize the outdoors as much as possible
  • Wash hands and sanitize surfaces regularly
  • Choose activities that allow for social distancing when gathering if unvaccinated. 
  • Wear masks in public if unvaccinated

Stay Connected

  • Find creative ways to interact with others safely. Need ideas? Check out our Staying Connected page. 
  • Schedule regular interactions
  • Utilize virtual when meeting if unvaccinated. 
  • Stay active and take advantage of the outdoors 
  • Find ways to volunteer and give back
  • During this stressful time, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Find a list of mental health resources here.

Stay Informed

Fully Vaccinated People

  • Can safely stop wearing masks in most outdoor settings
  • Should still wear masks when required by a business, doctor's office, public transportation
  • If you are immunocompromised, talk to your health care provider. 

Unvaccinated People

  • Still wear masks and keep at least six feet of distance from others.
  • If you are not sure about whether you want to get vaccinated, talk to your health care provider.