COVID-19 Updates

Executive Order Requiring Masks as Face Coverings - extension - effective August 29, 2020
Executive Order Requiring Masks as Face Coverings - extension - effective August 4, 2020
Executive Order Requiring Masks as Face Coverings effective July 14, 2020

Executive Order Addressing Masks as Face Coverings effective July 8, 2020

Guidance on the Tennessee Pledge and Reopening Businesses

Local Tennessee Pledge Logo for Download
Sign up as a Local Business Following the Tennessee Pledge Guidelines
Local Businesses Following the Tennessee Pledge
Tennessee Pledge Guidelines
General Guidelines
Restaurant Guidelines
Retail Guidelines
Close Contact Business Guidelines
Exercise Facilities Guidelines
Lodging & Accommodations Guidelines
Construction Worksite Guidelines
Office Building Guidelines
Manufacturing Guidelines
Non-Contact Recreation Guidelines
Attraction & Large Venue Guidelines
Additional Guidelines & Resources
Business Reopening Tool Kit
Guidance for Gathering in Houses of Worship
Summer Camp Guidelines
Non-Contact Sports Guidelines
Higher Education Guidelines

Press Releases Specific to COVID-19 in Washington County

Washington County Offices Close to In-Person Service - March 20, 2020
Memo from Mayor Joe Grandy - March 11, 2020
County Offices Open, Suggests Online Methods - March 18, 2020

How Two Mayors are Tackling the Coronavirus - April 27, 2020 - Podcast with Ben Domenech 
Washington County offices reopen to in-person service June 1 - May 21, 2020
Masks required in all government buildings in Washington County beginning July 8 - July 7, 2020
Washington County Mayor issues mask requirement - July 13, 2020
Opinion:  Regional response effective in pandemics, economic development - July 19, 2020
Washington County Mayor extends mask requirement - Aug. 28, 2020

Information from Our Health Partners

Information from Tennessee Department of Health - Updates Daily at 2 p.m. CST
Updated Travel Information from the CDC
CDC Information - Updated Daily
Ballad Health COVID-19 Information
FEMA Rumor Control Site
Private Sector PPE Donation Information

Think you might have COVID-19?

Northeast Tennessee COVID-19 Hotline:  423-979-4689

The Ballad Health Nurse Connect line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Please call 833-822-5523 to be screened if you are concerned you may be ill with COVID-19. 

The Tennessee Department of Health, in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center, launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line that is staffed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST.  Please call 877-857-2945.