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MARCH


03/12/2020 - City Responds to First Case of COVID-19 in Knox County
03/12/2020 - Change Center Cancels Spring Break Activities
03/12/2020 - 2020 Neighborhood Conference Canceled
03/13/2020 - Concert Postponed, Cat Show Cancelled
03/16/2020 - Knoxville Police Department implements precautions amid COVID-19 concerns
03/16/2020 - Comunicado de prensa sobre la declaración del estado de emergencia
03/16/2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon declares State of Emergency in City of Knoxville
03/20/2020 - KPD statement regarding Executive Order
03/20/2020 - Mayor Kincannon Issues Executive Order Closing Restaurants, Bars, Gyms
03/22/2020 - Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models for Restaurants, Gyms
03/23/2020 - Knox County Health Department Issues 'Safer at Home' Order
03/23/2020 - City Launches COVID-19 Chatbot
03/24/2020 - Poet Laureate Marilyn Kallet Provides Poem Reflecting on Closures and Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
03/24/2020 - Waste Connections to Halt Pickup of Excess Trash, Bulky Waste
03/25/2020 - KPD: Policing Pandemic Rumors
03/25/2020 - Limit KAT Bus Use to Essential Trips, Green & Red Trolleys Not Running
03/26/2020 - State of Tennessee Launches “Do Your Part, Stay Apart” Campaign
03/27/2020 - Police Officers, Firefighters Equipped With Respirators, More PPE Supplies Coming to Combat COVID-19 Spread
03/30/2020 - Solid Waste Drop-off Facility to Close on Saturdays for COVID-19 Public Safety Precautions
03/30/2020 - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issues two-week 'safer at home' order, closes non-essential businesses (TENNESSEAN.com)
03/30/2020 - Mayor Provides Emergency Funds for Zoo Knoxville
03/30/2020 - City Requests Personal Protective Equipment Donations
03/30/2020 - Mayor Kincannon's Statement on Gov. Lee's Executive Orders
03/31/2020 - Mayor Kincannon Issues Safer at Home Order 

 
APRIL


04/01/2020 - KPD: Statement on Enforcement of Mayor Kincannon’s Executive Order
04/01/2020 - City, Partners Establish Shelter for Homeless Showing Symptoms of COVID-19

04/02/2020 - Public Awareness Message for Motorists in Tennessee
04/02/2020 - Knox County Health Department Announces COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Event

04/02/2020 - Mayor Kincannon Responds to Gov. Lee's Executive Order
04/09/2020 - Scam warnings for COVID-19 economic impact payments
04/13/2020 - Mayor Kincannon Extends Safer at Home Order
04/15/2020 - KAT Announces Temporary Service Reductions
04/16/2020 - Tennessee Mayors Form Economic Restart Task Force
04/17/2020 - KCHD to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing to Community
04/21/2020 - Watch Where You Toss Used Wipes and Gloves
04/22/2020 - KCHD to offer free COVID-19 testing opportunity at Knoxville Civic Coliseum
04/27/2020 - City and County Leaders Outline a Local Business Reopening Plan
04/30/2020 - City Announces Cancellation of Festival on the 4th


MAY


05/01/2020 - Ijams Nature Center Plans Limited Reopening of Facilities May 9
05/04/2020 - East TN History Center Seeks Stories About Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic
05/08/2020 - City Court In-Person Appearances Resume May 11, 2020

05/12/2020 -Mayor, Chief Opt Out of Access to State COVID-19 Database | en español 
05/15/2020 - Zoo Knoxville Reopens May 18, 2020 with COVID-19 Phase 1 Protocols for Safety
05/20/2020 - Mayor Makes Statement on Phase 2 of Reopening Plan Starting May 26
05/22/2020 - KCHD Releases Guidance for Phase Two of Reopening Plan
05/22/2020 - Knox County Public Library to open eight locations on May 29, 2020
05/27/2020 - Ijams Nature Center Opens Quarry Swimming Area, Paddling Rentals
05/28/2020 - City Unveils Alternative Fourth of July Celebration Plans


JUNE


06/03/2020 - Pools Open Saturday, Summer Camps Start June 15, 2020
06/08/2020 - New Program Pays Housing Costs for Residents Affected by COVID-19
06/23/2020 - City Receives Additional $2.2 Million in Federal COVID-19 Aid
06/30/2020 - Mayor Kincannon Mandates Masks Inside City-Owned Buildings
06/30/2020 - Zoo Requires Masks for Entry in Indoor Areas
06/30/2020 - KUB Extends Service Disconnection Suspension Until Further Notice
06/30/2020 - Neighborhoods Host Physically Distanced July 4th Festivities


JULY


07/01/2020 - July 6th Vehicles Auction Canceled
07/02/2020 - Face Coverings Required on KAT Buses, Effective July 6, 2020
07/09/2020 - Knox County Public Library to Reopen Entire System on July 17, 2020
07/13/2020 - City Offers New Outdoor Dining Permit
07/15/2020 - Rise in COVID-19 Cases Prompts Rescheduling of Fort Kid Meeting
07/29/2020 - Mayor Kincannon's Statement on Board of Health Meeting
07/29/2020 - Library Now Offers New Curbside Delivery Service


AUGUST


08/04/2020 - Providers Sought to Help Administer COVID-19 Housing Funds
08/04/2020 - City Launches #KnoxvilleSmiles Campaign




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