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Lakeway Area Government Agencies 

These are the Current Cancellations and Postponements in the Lakeway Area. Please bookmark or save this page as we will continue to update it frequently. To submit your delay, event or cancellation email jgullion@citizentribune.com. Please include appropriate contact information for verification.

  • Morristown-Hamblen Library - Is open, but limiting services.
  • The Morristown Housing Authority - Closed to the public until further notice. Maintenance staff will only be answering emergency work orders. The Office staff can be reached by phone or email, contact information can be found on their website www.morristownpha.org.
  • The Morristown Fire Department has made temporary changes in order to keep proper social distancing, per Center for Disease Control guidelines. The fire department said Tuesday it is requesting that anyone who needs a fire permit, burn permit or any other business should call 423-586-4651 rather than come into the office.
  • The Morristown Police Department - In order to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, the Morristown Police Department has temporarily changed some procedures and protocols that limit close contact with the public, Police Chief Roger Overholt announced this morning.
    • The police chief says some property-crime reports will be taken by phone and initial follow-up by investigators may be done by telephone contact.
    • Personnel have been assigned dedicated areas to conduct victim and suspect interviews that allow for appropriate distancing.
    • Officers will try to limit the exchange of any items between themselves and individuals they contact. For example, people receiving citations from our officers may not be required to sign the citation since the interaction is captured on the officer’s body-worn camera. Also, officers may ask the person to display his or her driver’s license, but the officer would not physically hold it.
    • Until further notice, the MPD will not be providing fingerprinting services for non-law enforcement purposes, such as for state licensing and job applications.
  • Morristown City Center - The City Center will reopen Thursday, May 7 with restrictions. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only the main entrance at the front of the building will be open, and all those leaving will depart through the doors on the south side of the building. Access through the parking garage and elevator will be prohibited and visitors will be limited to 20 at one time.
  • Morristown Utilities - The lobby has opened, but those able to come into the lobby are being limited and social distancing is being enforced. Normal operations may resume May 18.
  • Holston Electric and HolstonConnect Offices in Church Hill, Russellville and Rogersville - Lobbies are now open and limited to two people at a time.
  • Morristown Hamblen-Healthcare Systems - Restricted visitation to one person per one patient. The only entrance now open to the public is through the old admissions entrance office. All other openings to the hospital are closed at this time.
  • Newport Utilities has closed its lobby
  • Hamblen County Jail has a new policy for those who enter the jail. Any inmate, law enforcement officials and attorneys will have their temperatures taken. Bondsmen will prepare paperwork on the north side of the building.
  • The Hamblen County Courthouse, Justice Center and satellite office have reopened to the public, but limited to 10 people at a time. Social distancing is being observed.
  • The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency suspends all in-person services. All services will now be conducted online or by phone.
  • The Tennessee Department of Human Services is moving to appointment only. There will be no in-person visits.
  • Appalachian Electric Cooperative announced it would temporarily suspend disconnections until April 30.
  • Hamblen County Courts will remain open, but most in-person judicial proceedings will be suspended until April 30. The order, put out by the state Supreme Court, grants exceptions, such as bond-related matters, preliminary hearings and plea agreements.
  • The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce lobby is partially reopened.
  • Hamblen County Commission will be meeting in the large courtroom during normal committee and commission meeting days. Seating will be limited to 50% capacity or 68 people. Those in attendance will be asked to socially distance.

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