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Mask-Up, McMinn!

Join a citizen-led campaign to get all of McMinn County masked-up for the long winter ahead.

Covid cases are spiking in Tennessee, and we know that masks are a simple step we can all take to help mitigate the spread.

Encourage your friends and neighbors to join you in this effort by downloading “Mask-Up, McMinn” logo and posting it on the window of your business or home.

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Tool 

Use this tool to determine your COVID-19 vaccine distribution phase. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Planning & Distribution 

December 30, 2020

This document provides information about Tennessee’s planning and implementation efforts for COVID-19 vaccine allocation and distribution.

TDH Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan  

December 30, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and its phased approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan 2.0  

The Tennessee Department of Health announced the state’s infrastructure plan for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines once they become available. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Timeline  

The Tennessee Department of Health announced the next steps of the Modern COVID-19 Vaccine Arriving in Tennessee.
Read the Press Release and View the COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Timeline below. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information  

There are many COVID-19 vaccines currently in development and in clinical trials. The availability of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine depends on the outcomes of the Phase 3 clinical trials that are currently underway.  

Tennessee COVID-19 Information Hub  

This website acts as a central hub for the State of Tennessee’s response to COVID-19 and represents a collaboration between many State agencies.  

City of Athens Video Briefings 

Follow along as C. Seth Sumner, City Manager, explains how COVID-19 is impacting the community. Please  visit the Facebook page for the most recent updates. Learn More

McMinn County COVID-19 Dashboard. 

For more information please visit the TN Department of Health. 
Updated on January 11, 2021.

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What is the Recovery Plan for the State of Tennessee?

The “Tennessee Pledge” is a plan to help Tennesseans return to work in a safe environment, restore their livelihoods and reboot our state’s economy.

COVID-19 is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving threat facing Tennessee and the world. The health and safety of Tennesseans remains our number one priority. Much of our state’s current success in this fight is because Tennesseans naturally choose to put each other first and voluntarily adopt safe, new habits. It’s that volunteer spirit that’s been fighting this pandemic, and it’s the same volunteer spirit that will rebuild our economy.

Reopening Tennessee Responsibly

Learn more about Governor Lee’s plan for reopening Tennessee Responsibly. 

Universal Guidance for Tennessee Businesses

The State recommends safeguarding protocols for all businesses in Tennessee, including those that are reopening and those essential businesses that remained open during the Safer at Home order.  Learn More

Restaurant Industry Guidance

The State recommends restaurants put into place an assortment of measures to protect consumers and employees. Learn More

Retail Industry Guidance

The State recommends retail industries put into place an assortment of measures to protect consumers and employees. Learn More

Exercise Facility Guidance 

In addition to strict adherence to CDC guidelines, the State recommends gyms, fitness/exercise facilities, or substantially similar facilities and activities put into place an assortment of measures to protect consumers and employees. Learn More

Close Contact Guidelines 

These guidelines are intended to apply to “close contact personal services” as listed in Executive Order No. 30. Learn More

Non-Contact Recreation Guidelines. 

At present, many entertainment, recreational, establishments, and certain other gathering venues are closed to the public by governmental order (see Executive Order No. 30, as may be amended). Learn More

Office Building Guidelines 

The State recommends safeguarding protocols for all businesses in Tennessee, including those that are reopening and those essential businesses that remained open during the Safer at Home order. Learn More

Lodging & Accommodations Guidelines 

To support the Tennessee Pledge, all employers and employees should take steps to reopen safely, help other industries be able to open more quickly, and allow Tennessee to remain healthy and open for business. Learn More

Construction Worksite Guidelines. 

These guidelines are intended for the construction industry, including residential, commercial and industrial, and should be utilized by general contractors and subcontractors. Learn More

Manufacturing  Guidelines 

In addition to strict adherence to OSHA and CDC guidelines, the State recommends manufacturers implement an assortment of measures to protect employees. Learn More

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson