Knox County Tennessee

Covid19 Information for Government Offices

Last updated: 3:43 pm March 20, 2020

Prospective Knox County Civil and Criminal Court jurors summonsed to report through March 31, 2020 should NOT report for jury duty. This includes the previously scheduled Chancery Court jury orientation.

Knox County Senior Centers are closed until further notice beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Knox County Parks and Recreation has postponed all sporting activities through Monday, April 6, 2020. This includes: youth and adult sports; any organized sporting activity on all Knox County property; and all third-party tournaments.

All Knox County Public Libraries will be closed until further notice beginning Friday, March 20, 2020. 

All Knox County Clerk Satellite Offices (Cedar Bluff, East, Farragut Town Hall, Halls/North, and South Knox) will be closed effective Monday, March 23, 2020, until further notice. The Courthouse Office will be open with limited access and Drive-Thru services. More Details

The Knox County Trustee Satellite locations (Cedar Bluff, East, Farragut, Halls and South Knoxville) will be closed beginning Monday, March 23 until further notice.  More Details

The Knox County Regional Forensic Center will be closed to the public effective March 23.
Please call 865-215-8000 or email to have reports mailed. More Details

Meetings and Other Cancellations

  • Knox County Credit Union Annual Meeting on 03-24-2020 is canceled. More Details
  • To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, all Marriage Ceremonies scheduled after 3/20/2020 have been cancelled. More Details
  • Please be advised the March 25, 2020, Board of Zoning & Appeals meeting has been cancelled due to the concerns over the COVID-19 virus. All applications will be postponed to the April 29th meeting. More Details
  • Knox County Parks and Recreation has decided to postpone all sporting activities through April 6 More Details
  • The Knox County Retiree Luncheon scheduled for April 7, 2020 has been Cancelled. More Details
  • The Special Called Document Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 has been Cancelled. More Details
  • Commission Notice - CANCELLED: Commission Worksession 3/23/20 More Details
  • Commission Notice - CANCELLED: Chairman's Briefing 3/23/20 More Details
  • Commission Notice - CANCELLED: March 2020 Knox County Beer Board Meeting More Details
  • Commission Notice - CANCELLED: Employee Insurance Benefits Committee 4/8/20 More Details
  • Commission Notice - CANCELLED: Charter Review Committee Meetings More Details

Community Closing and Cancellations

Event/Facility Details Start Date End Date Status
Big Ears Festival 4 day festival
Annual attendance brings in 16,000+ attendees from 22 countries
3/26/20 3/29/20 Cancelled
University of Tennessee Moving all classes to online only.  Students being asked to stay home following spring break March 16-20  Students who cannot travel home must register for exemption.
All non athletic events cancelled
3/16/20 4/3/20 Online access
Integrated Warning Team Workshop - Kingsport Will reschedule for the fall 3/17/20 3/17/20 Postponed
TN Theatre   3/14/20 4/6/20 Closed
Bijou Theatre   3/14/20 3/31/20 Closed
KC Schools Events Athletic Practice, Musical events, community events, and club meetings 3/14/20 3/22/20 Cancelled
UT Baseball vs. UT martin @ Smokies Stadium   3/14/20 3/24/20 Cancelled
Catholic high School   3/16/20 4/13/20 Closed
Regal Theaters    3/16/20   Closed
St. Patricks Day Pub Crawl Most bars/restaurants are already closed 3/17/20   Cancelled
NASCAR events/races TBD 3/17/20 5/3/20 Postponed
All SEC regular season competitions for the remainder of 19-20 season including spring football games 3/17/20   Cancelled
Smoky Mnts Vistors Centers       Closed
Dogwood Arts Events Postponed 3/17/20 5/11/20 Postponed
LEPC Meeting       Cancelled
Knox County Commission 3/23 session is cancelled
3/30 is TBD
3/23/20 3/31/20 Postponed
YMCA TBD when group meetings and activities will resume 3/18/20   Postponed
Rossini Festival Street Fair   3/18/20   Postponed
Big Brothers Big Sister of East TN   3/18/20   Cancelled
Sunsphere   3/16/20   Closed
Ladies of Charity Emergency Assistance   3/16/20 3/29/20 Closed
The Muse (both locations)   3/16/20 3/31/20 Closed
Knoxville senior Centers       Closed
Emerald Academy   3/16/20 3/31/20 Closed
Shamrock Fest, Lucky Kidney Run, St Patrick's Day Parade, Cel-O-Bragh-Tion Many large St. Patrick's Day events for this weekend cancelled. 3/14/20 3/15/20 Cancelled
Knox County Schools   3/16/20 4/3/20 Cancelled
Knoxville Jewish Day School   3/16/20   Closed
SEC Mens Basketball Tournament   3/12/20 3/30/20 Cancelled
Smoky Mountain Winterfest   3/13/20 3/13/20 Cancelled
City of Knoxville Neighborhood conference   3/28/20 3/28/20 Cancelled
Knoxville Marathon Marathon and associated 5k and events are cancelled. May look for new date in fall. 3/28/20 3/29/20 Cancelled
UT Football Orange and White Game TBD     Postponed
Knox County, TN General Sessions Closed Monday 3/16/20 3/16/20 3/18/20 Closed
Minor League Baseball TBD     Postponed
Zoo Knoxville   3/16/20   Closed
Knoxville Ice Bears Suspended the rest of the 19-20 Season 3/14/20   Closed
Bristol Motor Speedway TBD 4/3/20   Postponed
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Knox County Closings

City County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm