COVID-19 Information for Blount County

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For updates on local COVID-19 Statistics:
Blount County COVID-19 by the Numbers

This video by the TN Department of Health explains the process of signing up for a COVID-19 Vaccine . Click here to visit the State's COVID-19 website and get started. 

The Tennessee Health Department has released a new COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center number that can help anyone who is eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine register for the waiting list. This number will connect you with a representative at the call center who can help you register online or take your information over the phone. 

COVID Call Center Info

Blount County Government Buildings Alter Access - EXTENDED

County Buildings, including the Courthouse, Justice Center, Operations Center, Animal Center and Adult Probation & Recovery Court, are continuing to limit in-person services. Government will continue to operate and employees are continuing to work for our citizens. Normal business hours at the Courthouse and the Justice Center are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The County Clerk's Office does not require an appointment and is available for walk-in transactions. 

The Courthouse is open, but if you prefer not to complete your business in-person, most Departments have on-line or alternative options for completing transactions. We respectfully ask that you call the Department you need to do business with directly to discuss your needs. The "Online Services" tab at the left of this page and the "Department Numbers and Available Services" link below have more information.

Services Available Online, by Phone, or In-Person

Use the document below and our "Online Services" tab to locate the available services.

Click the images below for current Blount County COVID-19 numbers, Governor Bill Lee's Executive Orders, intergovernmental information from the cities and towns of Blount County, and information from Blount County Schools and Blount Partnership. 

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Intergovernmental Information

Intergovernmental Information

Blount County Daily COVID-19 Update: Click Here

TN & Blount County Daily COVID-19 Update

Tennessee Daily COVID-19 Update: Click Here

State COVID-19 Data

Governor Bill Lee Executive Orders: Click Here

Governor Bill Lee COVID-19 Executive Orders

Blount County Mayor COVID-19 Update  

My office has not rested during this time, and we have worked every day to learn more about this virus, review new data, and discuss COVID-19 with both local health officials and regional mayors. We are continuing to work hard to get information to our citizens in as many ways as possible, especially through our website. 

I will continue to strongly urge citizens to take personal responsibility and care for each other throughout the duration of this pandemic.  At the end of the day, it is up to each person to embrace personal responsibility and make the wisest decisions that we can. We are in control of the places we choose to be, the people we choose to be around, and our behavior with regards to social distancing and mask-wearing. We have the opportunity to choose to protect our neighbors, our family, our children’s teachers, and our healthcare workers. Your decision to be responsible, wear your mask, and stay home as much as possible saves hospital capacity for those who need it most, keeps schools open so that children can receive in-person instruction, and saves the lives of your elderly neighbors. 

I take my responsibility to our County very seriously. I take our freedoms very seriously. I take the health and safety of our citizens very seriously. I am in constant communication with local health officials, continuing to evaluate data and assess the best decisions for Blount County day-by-day. My decisions will always be made with the best interest of all of Blount County in mind and not based on election votes. There is no room for politics during this COVID-19 pandemic. This is a health crisis. I will do everything I am authorized to do within the oath of my office to keep Blount County safe.

Blount County has a reputation for doing things the right way. Our County facilities are often toured by other counties to learn more about how we operate. Our departments win awards for the excellent service that they provide our citizens each and every day. The citizens of Blount County have done a very good job of responding to this pandemic. This has taken a lot of hard work and sacrifice on the part of individuals. Wearing a mask is easy, but limiting your contact with loved ones, avoiding large gatherings, and learning to live with pandemic restrictions is hard. I appreciate all that our citizens have done. 

I ask Blount County to continue moving forward responsibly and cautiously. I urge you to join me in wearing a mask where social distancing cannot be achieved. This simple action is a courtesy to your neighbors that helps keep others safe as we move about our community. Let’s continue to do all the things that make Blount County the best place to live.