As Knoxville and Knox County confront the impacts of the COVID-19 virus, Visit Knoxville wants to stress that the safety of our visitors (and our community) is our highest priority. The Visit Knoxville Visitors Center at 301 S. Gay Street is temporarily closed but we are happy to take your calls and assist you as best we can: 865.523.7263. Stay healthy. We hope to see you soon.
REGIONAL COVID-19 UPDATES
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid shaking hands and always wash your hands after physical contact with others
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill
- Stay home when you are ill
- Practice good respiratory etiquette and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- If using a tissue, immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
- If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
HOTLINES FOR PEOPLE WITH SYMPTOMS
For Tennesseans who have questions about COVID-19:
The Tennessee Department of Health has launched a Coronavirus Public Information Line: (877) 857-2945. This line is available daily 11am-11pm (Eastern Time Zone). Call volume may be high, so callers are urged to call again if getting a busy signal.
Additionally, anyone with suspicious symptoms and concerns about their health should contact their health care provider. If you have symptoms and plan to visit a medical facility, it is recommended that you call the facility in advance so they can best prepare to treat you.
We remain in regular communication with our public health partners and national hospitality industry advocates regarding the latest updates and appropriate preparations. We have always taken critical situations seriously and managed them well and will continue to be vigilant and communicative with our national and local partners, our clients and public health experts.
- Centers for Disease Control
- U.S. Travel Association - Preparedness & Response
- U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories
- National Institutes of Health Situation Summary
- Meetings Mean Business - Resources for the Meetings Industry
- Knox County Health Department
- Tennessee Department of Health
- Tennessee Hospitality