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TIMELINE OF COVID-19 & EXECUTIVE ORDERS


2020
MARCH  |  APRIL  |  MAY  |  JUNE  |  JULY   |  AUGUST  |  SEPTEMBER  |  OCTOBER  |  NOVEMBER  |  DECEMBER

2021
JANUARY  -  JUNE


MARCH 2020


March 5, 2020 - The first case of COVID-19 in the State of Tennessee was announced.

March 11, 2020 - World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic.

March 12, 2020
- Knox County Health Department announced the first COVID-19 case in the county. Person was exposed to the virus overseas and was an isolated case.

March 12, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 14 [PDF] - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 14 declaring a state of emergency and waived certain laws to facilitate the response to COVID-19. This order was repealed and superseded by Executive Order No. 15 (March 19, 2020).

March 13, 2020 - President Donald Trump's Proclamation - U.S. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a national emergency.

March 16, 2020 - Knox County Health Department announced the first COVID-19 case in the county from community transmission.

EMERGENCY DECLARATION BY MAYOR KINCANNON
March 16, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon declared a State of Emergency for the City of Knoxville. The Mayor enacted a provision in the City’s charter to give the City the flexibility to take further legal and budgetary action in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Mayor Indya Kincannon's State of Emergency Declaration [PDF]
Comunicado de prensa sobre la declaración del estado de emergencia [PDF]

March 19, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 15 [PDF] - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 15 which repealed and superseded Executive Order No. 14.

EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 1 BY MAYOR KINCANNON
March 20, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon issued an executive order Friday, March 20, 2020 to close restaurants, bars, gyms and commercial event venues amid growing concerns over COVID-19. The order will allow restaurants and bars to offer delivery and take-out service. Mayor Kincannon said, “Many people in our community will be returning from spring break trips to areas with community spread of COVID-19. I feel it is my responsibility to take all the preventative measures possible to reduce the health impacts in the City of Knoxville.”
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View Emergency Executive Order 1 [PDF] - Signed on March 20, 2020
Orden Ejecutiva de Emergencia 1 [PDF]

March 20, 2020 - Dr. Martha Buchanan Health Directive [PDF] - Knox County Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan issued a Health Directive of closing bars and limiting capacity at restaurants.

March 20, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 16 [PDF] - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 16 ensuring government continues to function openly and transparently during the COVID-19 emergency while taking appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of citizens and government officials.

March 20, 2020 - First COVID-19 related death in State of Tennessee reported by Metro Public Health Department in Davidson County.

March 22, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 17 [PDF] - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 17 requiring Tennesseeans to not participate in social gatherings of ten or more people; to not eat or drink onsite at restaurants, bars or other similar food or drink establishments; to not visit gyms or fitness/exercise centers or similar facilities.

March 23, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 18 [PDF] - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 18 requiring dental service providers, hospitals, surgical outpatient facilities, etc. to only perform emergency procedures - no elective or non-emergency procedures.

KNOX COUNTY SAFER AT HOME ORDER
March 23, 2020 - Knox County Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan issued a Knox County Safer At Home Order closing non-essential businesses and encouraging residents throughout Knox County to stay home when possible and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for non-essential purposes.
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View Knox County Safer at Home Order [PDF]
View Safer at Home FAQs [PDF]

March 23, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 2 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

March 24, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 19 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 19 which amended Executive Order No. 15 by suspending provisions of certain statues and rules and taking other necessary measures in order to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.

March 26, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 20 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 20 which amended Executive Order No. 15 by suspending provisions of certain statues and rules and taking other necessary measures in order to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.

March 30, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 3 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

March 30, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 22 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 22 (Safer At Home Order) requiring Tennesseeans to stay home unless engaging in essential activities to limit their exposure to and spread of COVID-10. Order No. 23 (April 2, 2020) changed the wording from persons in Tennessee are urged to stay at home to persons in Tennessee are required to stay at home.

March 30, 2020 - Knox County Health Department announced the first death in the county from COVID-19.

EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 4 BY MAYOR KINCANNON
March 31, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon issued a Safer at Home Order (Executive Order No. 4) that went into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2020. This order directly echoed the Safer At Home order issued by the Knox County Health Department on March 23, 2020. The order gave City of Knoxville employees who have enforcement and regulatory authority, the ability to take corrective action within Knoxville city limits against those violating Safer at Home orders. Subsequent orders were issued to extend this order - see order Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8.
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Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 4 [PDF]
Orden Ejecutiva de Emergencia 4 [PDF]


APRIL 2020


April 2, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 23 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 23 which amended Order No. 22 by changing the wording from persons in Tennessee are urged to stay at home to persons in Tennessee are required to stay at home. 

April 3, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 24 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 24 which amended Order No. 15 by suspending provisions of certain statutes and rules and taking other necessary measures in order to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.

April 6, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 5 [PDF] - Mayor Indya Kincannon issued Emergency Executive Order No. 5 which extended the State of Emergency by 7 days and the Safer At Home Order (Emergency Executive Order No. 4) by 7 days.

April 8, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 25 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 25 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by limiting non-emergency healthcare procedures.

April 9, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 26 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 26 to suspend provisions of certain statues and rules in order to facilitate remote notarization and witnessing of documents.

April 13, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 6 [PDF] - Mayor Indya Kincannon issued Emergency Executive Order No. 6 which extended the State of Emergency by 7 days and the Safer At Home Order (Emergency Executive Order No. 4) by 7 days.

April 13, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 27 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 27 extending Social Distancing and Stay At Home provisions of Executive Order Nos. 17, 21, 22, and 23 until April 30, 2020 to preserve and increase the containment of COVID-19. 

April 17, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 28 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 28 which amended Executive Order Nos. 15, 24, and 26 by taking other necessary measures to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.

April 20, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 7 [PDF] - Mayor Indya Kincannon issued Emergency Executive Order No. 7 which extended the State of Emergency by 7 days and the Safer At Home Order (Emergency Executive Order No. 4) by 7 days.

April 24, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 29 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 29 which amended Executive Order No. 17 to reopen dining in restaurants.

April 27, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 8 [PDF] - Mayor Indya Kincannon issued Emergency Executive Order No. 8 which extended the State of Emergency Declaration and also adopted and incorporated the restrictions set forth in the Knox County Safer at Home order dated April 27, 2020 through April 30, 2020.

April 27, 2020 - Knox County Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan's Knox County Safer At Home Order [PDF] - Knox County Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan reissued a Safer At Home Order which ends April 30, 2020. This order helps ensure the appropriate measures are in place to support a phased reopening in Knox County on May 1, 2020.

CITY & COUNTY COMMUNITY STRATEGY FOR PHASED REOPENING PLAN IS RELEASED
April 27, 2020 - Knox County & City of Knoxville Community Strategy for Phased Reopening Plan is released.
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COVID-19 Phased Reopening Plan [PDF]

April 28, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 30 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 30 which allowed Tennesseeans to return to work safely while encouraging continued adherence to health guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.

April 29, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 31 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 31 which reduced the spread of COVID-19 by limiting non-emergency dental procedures.


MAY 2020


May 1, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 9 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

CITY & COUNTY COMMUNITY STRATEGY FOR PHASED REOPENING BEGINS
May 1, 2020 - Knox County & City of Knoxville Community Strategy for Phased Reopening Begins
COVID-19 Phased Reopening Plan [PDF]  |  en español [PDF]
COVID-19 Phased Reopening Chart [PDF]

May 1, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 32 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 32 which amended Executive Order No. 15 and took other necessary measures to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.

May 5, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 33 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 33 which amended Executive Order No. 30 to allow reopening of close contact personal services pursuant to new safety guidelines.

May 6, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 34 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 34 which extended Executive Order No. 16 until June 30, 2020 which allows safes, open, and transparent public meetings by electronic means to preserve and increase the containment of COVID-19.

May 7, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 35 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 35 which amended Executive Order No. 30 to allow reopening of small group, non-contact entertainment and recreational venues pursuant to new safety guidelines.

May 8, 2020 -
 Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 10 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

May 12, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 36 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 36 which suspended provisions of certain statutes and rules and taking other necessary measures in order to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.

May 12, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 37 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 37 which extended the date of Executive Order No. 26 until June 30, 2020 temporarily permitting remote notarization and witnessing of documents to further contain COVID-19.

May 15, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 11 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

May 22, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 12 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

May 22, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 38 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 38 which expanded the number of Tennesseans who may return to work safely while urging continued adherence to health and social distancing guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.

CITY & COUNTY COMMUNITY STRATEGY FOR PHASED REOPENING - PHASE 2 AMENDMENT
May 22, 2020 - Knox County & City of Knoxville Community Strategy for Phased Reopening: Phase 2 Begins May 26, 2020
COVID-19 Phased Reopening Plan: Phase Two Amendment [PDF]

May 29, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 13 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days


JUNE 2020


June 5, 2020 -  Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 14 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

June 5, 2020
- Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 15 [PDF] - Mayor Indya Kincannon issued Emergency Executive Order No. 15 to designate David Brace, Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Operating Officer as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Knoxville in the absence of the Mayor for a certain period of time.

June 12, 2020 - 
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 16 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

June 12, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 49 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 49 which amended the requirements concerning long-term-care facility visitation and taking other necessary measures to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH ADOPTS GOV. LEE'S TENNESSEE PLEDGE
June 17, 2020 - On June 17, 2020, the Knox County Board of Health voted to adopt Governor Lee's Tennessee Pledge guidance effective July 1, 2020.
Governor Lee's Tennessee Pledge

June 19, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 17 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

June 26, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 18 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 19 BY MAYOR KINCANNON
June 29, 2020 - Mayor Indya Kincannon signed Emergency Executive Order No. 19 mandating masks be worn inside all City-owned buildings.
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 19 [PDF]

June 29, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 50 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 50 to facilitate and respond to continuing effects of COVID-19 by extending Order Nos. 36 & 38 (as amended by Executive Order No. 49).

June 29, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 51 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 51 to extend safe, open, and transparent public meetings by electronic means while determinations of how to return to safe, in-person meetings remain ongoing.

June 29, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 52 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 52 to extend remote notarization and witnessing of documents to further contain COVID-19.


JULY 2020


KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH ISSUES ORDER REQUIRING FACE COVERINGS
July 1, 2020 - On July 1, the Knox County Board of Health voted to issue an order requiring community members to wear face coverings in most public, indoor spaces. The order is slated to go into effect July 3 and will be assessed at each Board of Health meeting moving forward. Children under 12 years of age and those with certain medical conditions are exempt. Places of worship, public schools as well as state and federal government facilities are excluded. The intent of the order is to increase face covering usage and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Knox County Board of Health Order [PDF]

July 1, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 53 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 53 regarding limited liability protection for health care providers in response to COVID-19.

July 2, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 20 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

July 3, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 54 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 54 providing local governments with authority concerning face coverings for COVID-19.

July 9, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 21 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH ISSUES COVID-19 COMMUNITY EDUCATION RECOMMENDATION
July 15, 2020 - On July 15, the Knox County Board of Health voted to issue a regulation titled the COVID-19 Community Education Recommendation.
Knox County Board of Health Order [PDF]

July 17, 2020Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 22 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

July 24, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 23 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH ISSUES SUPPRESSION IN BARS REGULATION
July 29, 2020 - On July 29, the Knox County Board of Health voted to issue a regulation titled the COVID-19 Suppression in Bars Regulation. The order is slated to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on August 3, 2020. It shall remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on August 20, 2020 and may be extended by the Board of Health if indicated by the current data.
Knox County Board of Health Order [PDF]

July 31, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 24 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

July 31, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 55 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 55 to facilitate and respond to continuing efforts of COVID-19 by amending prior Executive Orders.


AUGUST 2020


KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH ISSUES SUPPRESSION IN BARS REGULATION
August 5, 2020 - The Knox County Board of Health voted to issue a regulation cited as the Revised COVID-19 Suppression in Bars Regulation. The order is slated to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on August 3, 2020. It shall remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on August 20, 2020 and may be extended by the Board of Health if indicated by the current data. This regulation replaces the previous regulation passed on July 29, 2020.
Knox County Board of Health Order 2020-4 [PDF]

August 7, 2020Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 25 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

August 14, 2020Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 26 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

August 17, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 58 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 58 to terminate Executive Order No. 53 upon limited liability legislation becoming law.

August 19, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health Order 2020-4 [PDF] - Knox County Board of Health voted to extend the regulation cited as the Revised COVID-19 Suppression in Bars Regulation for another two weeks. 

August 21, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 27 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

August 28, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 28 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

August 28, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 59 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 59 to facilitate and respond to continuing efforts of COVID-19 by amending prior Executive Orders.

August 28, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 60 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 60 to extend remote meetings and implementing best practices across the state to promote transparent government while protecting the health and safety of citizens and government officials.

August 28, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 61 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 61 to extend remote notarization and witnessing of documents.


SEPTEMBER 2020


September 2, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health Order 2020-4 [PDF] - Knox County Board of Health voted to extend the regulation cited as the Revised COVID-19 Suppression in Bars Regulation for another two weeks. 

September 4, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 29 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH PASSES RECOMMENDATION LIMITING SOCIAL GATHERINGS INDOORS
September 9, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health voted unanimously to pass a recommendation that encourages limiting social gatherings indoors to 25 or fewer people per 900 square feet. This recommendation encourages individuals to maintain six-feet of distance, which is one of the Five Core Actions. The Knox County Board of Health also voted to approve a set of rules.
Knox County Board of Health Rules [PDF]

September 11, 2020Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 30 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH PASSES TWO REGULATIONS
September 16, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health passed the Curfew Regarding the Sale or Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Certain Establishments Regulation and the COVID-19 Social Group Transmission Suppression Regulation.Both regulations go into effect September 18, at 12:01 a.m. and shall remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. October 1, and may be extended by the Board of Health.
Knox County Board of Health Regulation for Curfew Regarding the Sale or Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Certain Establishments 2020-5 [PDF]
Knox County Board of Health Regulation for COVID-19 Social Group Transmission Suppression Regulation 2020-6 [PDF]

September 18, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 31 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

September 25, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 32 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

September 29 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 63 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 63 to facilitate the continued response to COVID-19 and extend certain, targeted provisions.

September 29 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 64 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 64 to extend remote notarization and witnessing of documents.

September 30, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health extended the Curfew Regarding the Sale of Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Certain Establishments Regulation 2020-5 and the COVID-19 Social Group Transmission Suppression Regulation 2020-6. Both regulations were extended until October 15 at 12:01 a.m.


OCTOBER 2020


October 2, 2020Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 33 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

October 9, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 34 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

October 14, 2020 -Knox County Board of Health extended the Curfew Regarding the Sale of Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Certain Establishments Regulation 2020-5 and the COVID-19 Social Group Transmission Suppression Regulation 2020-6 for two weeks.

October 16, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 35 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

October 23, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 36 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

October 28, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health extended the Curfew Regarding the Sale of Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Certain Establishments Regulation 2020-5 until 11:59 p.m. on November 12, 2020.

October 28, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 65 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 65 to extend remote meetings best practices across the state to promote transparent government while protecting the health and safety of citizens and government officials.

October 28 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 66 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 66 to extend remote notarization and witnessing of documents.

October 30, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 37 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

October 30 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 67 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 67 to extend the provisions of Executive Order No. 63.


NOVEMBER 2020


November 6, 2020Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 38 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

November 10, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health extended the Curfew Regarding the Sale of Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Certain Establishments Regulation 2020-5 until November 30, 2020. The Board also voted to adopt metrics to assist in COVID-19 mitigation discussions. These metrics detail how positivity rate, new cases and hospitalization data can be used as a guide to discuss recession or escalation of regulations.

November 13, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 39 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

November 20, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 40 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

November 23, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health voted to adopt COVID-19 Restaurant Occupancy Limitation and Early Closure Regulation 2020-7 which replaces Curfew Regarding the Sale of Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Certain Establishments Regulation 2020-5. The Board also voted to adopt COVID-19 Risk Reduction Guidelines 2020-A. Regulation 2020-7 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on November 25, and will remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on December 23, 2020, unless extended by the Board of Health.

November 27, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 41 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days


DECEMBER 2020


December 2, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health voted to adopt COVID-19 Social Gathering Limitation 2020-8. Regulation 2020-8 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on December 4, and will remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2021, unless extended by the Board of Health.

December 4, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 42 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

December 4, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 68 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 68 to facilitate the continued response to Covid-19 by increasing health care resources and capacity.

December 11, 2020 - 
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 43 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

December 16, 2020
- Knox County Board of Health voted to adopt Statewide Mask Mandate Resolution 2020-B, asking Gov. Lee to institute a statewide mask mandate. The Board also voted to adopt Safer at Home and Business Guidance Resolution 2020-C. The Board extended COVID-19 Restaurant Occupancy Limitation and Early Closure Regulation 2020-7. The regulation will remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on January 6, 2021, unless extended by the Board of Health.

December 18, 2020
- Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 44 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

December 20, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 70 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 70 reduce the spread of Covid-19 and preserve health care capacity by limiting gatherings and spectator events and urging working from home.

December 22, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 71 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 71 to extend remote meetings best practices across the state to promote transparent government while protecting the health and safety of citizens and government officials.

December 22, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 72 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 72 to extend remote notarization and witnessing of documents.

December 22, 2020
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 73 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 73 to facilitate the continued response to Covid-19 by extending Executive Order provisions.

December 27, 2020
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 45 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

December 30, 2020 - Knox County Board of Health extended COVID-19 Restaurant Occupancy Limitation and Early Closure Regulation 2020-7 and COVID-19 Social Gathering Limitation 2020-8 until January 21, 2021. 


2021


January 4, 2021Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 46 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

January 8, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 47 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

January 13, 2021 - Knox County Board of Health extended COVID-19 Restaurant Occupancy Limitation and Early Closure Regulation 2020-7 and COVID-19 Social Gathering Limitation 2020-8 until February 4, 2021. The Board also passed Condemning Threats or Use of Violence Resolution 2020-D.

January 15, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 48 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

January 19, 2021
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 74 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 74 to extend, as amended, certain provisions of Executive Order No. 70 relative to spectator sports and athletic activities.

January 22, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 49 [PDF]

January 27, 2021 - Knox County Board of Health created Restaurant Occupancy Limitation and Early Closure Regulation 2021-1 to extend the curfew time on 2020-7. The regulation will expire on February 18, 2021. The Board extended COVID-19 Social Gathering Limitation 2020-8 until February 18, 2021.

January 28, 2021
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 75 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 75 to end limitations in Executive Order No. 74 regarding spectator sports and athletic activities.

January 29, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 50 [PDF]

February 5, 2021Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 51 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days)

February 10, 2021 - Knox County Board of Health extended Restaurant Occupancy Limitation and Early Closure Regulation 2021-1 and COVID-19 Social Gathering Limitation 2020-8 until March 4, 2021.

February 12, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 52 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

February 19, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 53 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

February 24, 2021 - Knox County Board of Health created Restaurant Occupancy Limitation and Early Closure Regulation 2021-2 so they could change the closure time that was used on 2021-1 from 11 p.m. to a new time of 12 a.m. This regulation will expire on March 18, 2021. The Board extended the COVID-19 Social Gathering Limitation 2020-8 until March 18, 2021.

February 26, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 54 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

February 26, 2021
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 77 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 77 to facilitate the continued response to Covid-19 by extending Executive Order No. 73, as amended.

February 26, 2021
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 78 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 78 to extend remote meetings and implementing best practices across the state to promote transparent government by extending Executive Order No. 71 as amended.

February 26, 2021
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 79 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 79 to permit remote notarization and witnessing of documents by extending Executive Order No. 72, as amended.

March 5, 2021Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 55 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

March 12, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 56 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

March 17, 2021 - Knox County Board of Health created Restaurant Occupancy Limitation and Early Closure Regulation 2021-3 to extend the curfew time from 12 a.m. to 1 a.m. and to add event centers. This regulation will expire on April 22, 2021.

March 19, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 57 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

March 26, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 58 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

March 29, 2021 - Knox County Commission changed the Knox County Health Board to an Advisory Board of Health with no authority to enact pandemic safety rules. Knox County Health Department Director Dr. Martha Buchanan will have sole authority to make decisions on mask mandates, curfews and other pandemic-related public health rules.

April 5, 2021Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 59 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

April 9, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 60 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

April 15, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 61 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

April 23, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 62 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

April 27, 2021
- Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 80 [PDF] - Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 80 to amend Executive Order No. 80.

April 30, 2021
Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 63 [PDF]- Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

May 7, 2021 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 64 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

May 14, 2021
- Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 65 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

May 18, 2021
- Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 66 [PDF] - Mayor Indya Kincannon issued Emergency Executive Order No. 66 to suppress Emergency Executive Order 19 from June 19, 2020. This order also defines a face mask and face mask usage according to the current CDC guidelines.

May 21, 2021 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 67 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

May 28, 2021 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 68 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

June 4, 2021 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 69 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days

June 11, 2021 - Mayor Indya Kincannon's Emergency Executive Order No. 70 [PDF] - Extends State of Emergency by 7 Days




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