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With the coronavirus surging, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.
Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain said he would announce Thursday whether a mask mandate would be extended.
A local nursing home that saw one of the worst outbreaks in the state has officially recovered and is now waiting to open its doors back to visitation, long-term care officials said.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced today that he will be quarantining "until further notice" after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain said Saturday he is extending his order for a mask mandate after Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee extended his order allowing county mayors that discretion
Hamblen County COVID-19 Task Force members said Monday they fully support Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain’s decision to mandate mask wearing in public spaces of businesses, especially when social distancing is hard to maintain.
HOLA Lakeway announced that the community-favorite Lakeway International Food Festival will not take place this year.
Because of the chance of a false positive in the wake of a bout with COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health is recommending that employers not require a negative test before allowing recovered employees to return work, the Hamblen County Coronavirus Task Force said in its Wednesday meeting.
El Departamento de Salud de Tennessee no recomienda obtener una prueba negativa de COVID-19 a fin de regresar al trabajo o a las actividades de la vida diaria.
The Tennessee Department of Health does not recommend a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to work or regular activities.
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, held a virtual roundtable Tuesday afternoon with county leaders and went over the latest stimulus package proposed by congressional Republicans.
A number of teachers, counselors, support staff members and even two building-level administrators tested positive for COVID-19, which led to school being delayed for a month, Dr. Jeff Perry, Hamblen County school superintendent, said.
Recovering from even mild coronavirus infections can take at least two to three weeks, according to U.S. research published Friday.
By two key measures, Hamblen County COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly, and it’s not just because lots more people are being tested.
The class of 2020 had its final say Friday night at Burke-Toney Stadium as seniors from Morristown-Hamblen High School East walked across the field to get their diplomas in their final goodbye.
Morristown-Hamblen High School West held its socially distanced graduation Thursday night under almost perfect weather nearly two months after COVID-19 delayed what would have been a normal graduation.
With the July 31 start of the Hamblen County school year quickly approaching and the county identified as a COVID-19 hotspot by the state of Tennessee, Dr. Jeff Perry, school superintendent, has decided to hit pause.
With COVID-19 case counts rising in the Lakeway Area, the Girls Inc. 1,000-person Taste of Morristown event has been postponed until early next year.
Details of a successful coronavirus outreach within the Hispanic community near Hillcrest Elementary were one of several positive reports during Wednesday’s meeting of the Hamblen County Coronavirus Task Force.
High school graduations in Hamblen County start tomorrow and they will be very different than years past.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Hamblen County, as well as the number of active cases, shot up from Monday to Tuesday according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Health.
Morristown and Hamblen County officials are scrambling to figure out how much money they may be able to qualify for to help pay for COVID-19 related expenses.
Dr. Jeff Perry, Hamblen County school superintendent, said Tuesday masks will be mandated for teachers, visitors and students in grades 3 to 12 when school reopens next week.
The Boys & Girls Club of Morristown will be temporarily closed due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19, according to Executive Director John Seals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged Monday a “big flareup” of COVID-19 cases, but divisions between the White House and Senate Republicans and differences with Democrats posed fresh challenges for a new federal aid package with the U.S. crisis worsening and emergency relief…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans in Congress are expected to meet Monday with President Donald Trump at the White House on the next COVID-19 aid package as the crisis many hoped would have improved has dramatically worsened, just as emergency relief is expiring.
(AP) - Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot.
An unpublished document prepared for the White House coronavirus task force and obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom, recommends that 18 states in the coronavirus “red zone” for cases should roll back reopening measures amid surging cases.
The East Tennessee Regional Health Office has switched to a different COVID-19 testing vendor in order to provide quicker service, officials said.
- Hawkins enacts mask mandate
- Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System announces updated visitation policy
- Cocke County has first official COVID death
- Tennessee doctors group: Reopening schools now ‘insane’
- Hawkins County mayor issues mask mandate
- Ballad Health converting Hancock, Hawkins hospitals to emergency only facilities
- Hamblen Task Force discusses outreach to Hispanic community
- West High prom set
- Newport Boys & Girls Club closed due to COVID
- Walmart to require customers to wear masks at all its stores
- Plans released for Hamblen County graduations
- Hospital official refutes social media rumor
- Hamblen School board approves reopening plan
- School System Message 7/15/2020
- Football, masks and messaging, Lee talks state’s COVID response
- Free COVID testing event tonight
- Perry encourages commission to pursue internet connectivity
- Hamblen coroner reports county’s sixth death
- Hamblen confirms sixth COVID-19 death
- Task Force discusses status of regional healthcare virus response
- Hawkins to open schools on Aug. 4
- Ottinger declines to mandate masks in Cocke County
- Hamblen, Jefferson mayors will not mandate masks
- Jefferson County follows Hamblen's lead; no mask mandate
- Brittain will not issue mask mandate; encourages everyone to wear masks
- Tennessee Doctors: Make masks mandatory, enforce rules
- Brittain still mulling mask decision
- Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19
- Brittain to consider options after Lee grants counties power to mandate masks
- Knox County joins Nashville, Memphis in mask mandate
- Nashville rolling back reopening after virus surge
- Ottinger discusses COVID-19
- Officials offer stern warning as virus cases climb
- Mayor Brittain 7/2/2020
- School System Message 7/2/2020
- Task Force members concerned about rising virus numbers
- TSSAA proposes plans for high school football and girls soccer season
- Jenkins adjust court rules for COVID
- TSSAA: Football and girls soccer cannot begin season as scheduled
- Local leaders react to Lee extending State of Emergency
- Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival canceled for 2020
- Governor Lee extends State of Emergency order
- More positive cases reported in the Hamblen County Jail
- Perry: School officials monitoring rising numbers
- Tennessee Department of Transportation projects move forward despite COVID-19
- Central Services steps up during pandemic
- Stats: More to Hamblen County COVID spike than increased testing
- Carson-Newman announces reopening plan
- Lakeway Church Coalition updates efforts
- Hamblen labeled COVID hot spot by state of Tennessee