Here is information on Covid-19 you need to know, updated daily.
COVID-19 Vaccine General Information
The Washington County Health Department is handling COVID-19 vaccinations. Complete information is available atu00a0https://www.washingtoncountytn.org/284/COVID-19-Updates. Information about free COVID-19 testing can be found onu00a0this page.
To find vaccine locations in the area, visitu00a0Vaccine Finder.
City Facilities and Programming
While the Transit Lobby remains closed, all other city facilities have reopened to the public and in-person meetings have resumed. City residents and businesses are encouraged to engage with City staff and conduct City business through online transactions, email and by telephone.
A complete guide to the Parks and Recreation Reopening Plan, which includes a list of available programs and associated rules and expectations, can be found on theu00a0Parks and Recreation website.u00a0 All three community centers reopened April 12u00a0 with limited programming, reduced capacity, and mandatory pre-registration for activities. Some amenities may not be available during phase 1. A specific reopening plan has been developed foru00a0Parks and Recreation Community Centersu00a0that includes attendee guidelines and a full schedule of activities. Athletic programming, including weekend athletic events, has also resumed. More information can be foundu00a0here.u00a0
The goal of the phased reopening, based on public health guidance, is to safely allow activities to resume while mitigating the risk of new COVID-19 cases. The City will continue to follow guidelines and recommendations provided by Gov. Bill Lee and his economic recovery group as well as the Centers for Disease Control and public health officials.u00a0
Freedom Hall Pool is open only for lap swimming. Lap swim is limited to one person per lane with swimmers able to reserve a maximum of three sessions per week, each for 45 minutes. Lane entry/will be staggered. Restroom access will be limited to one person at a time and no locker room access will be available. Swimmers should come in their bathing suit ready to swim and be prepared to dry off and leave the facility immediately following their scheduled swim session. Screening measures, including temperature checks, will be in place. For more information or to reserve a swim session, please call 423-461-4872.
As a reminder, all parks as well as tennis, pickleball and volleyball courts are open, as is Pine Oaks Golf Course. Guidelines for all facilities will be posted, and adherence is mandatory.
Outdoor pools and splash pads are open.
Theu00a0Lakeside Concert Series, held at Winged Deer Park on Thursday evenings, will begin in June. The Bert Street Music Series, held at the Memorial Park Community Centeru2019s outdoor amphitheater on Thursday evenings, will begin Aug. 12.
Parks and Recreation is currently accepting pavilion rental reservations. These reservations may be madeu00a0ONLINEu00a0or by callingu00a0423-283-5815.
Registration for the Pavilion at Founders Park is currently open. For more information about Founders Park and King Commons reservations or applications for special events and road closures, please contact Andy Heuiser firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have tested negative (or u201cnot detectedu201d) for COVID-19, learn how to monitor your health and protect others
Have you been around anyone who has COVID-19?
If you live with, care for, or have recently spent time around someone diagnosed with COVID-19:
You should stay home after your last contact with the person with COVID-19:
Quarantine can end after day 10 without testing if you do not have symptoms.
Quarantine can end after day seven if you do not have symptoms and if you test negative by PCR or antigen test after day five.
You should continue to monitor yourself for COVID symptoms through day 14.
Mask wearing is especially important through day 14, and should also continue beyond your quarantine period.