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Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Operating Hours

The time has come where our state and national governments are discussing reopening our economy. On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Bill Lee’s “Stay at Home” directive ended. There are some procedures and guidelines in place on how businesses should reopen, and we wanted to inform you of our plan moving forward at this time. […]

Jefferson County High School to Honor Graduating 2020 Seniors

Jefferson County High School to Honor Graduating 2020 Seniors

Jefferson County High School is proud to announce plans for the 45th Commencement Exercises for the Graduating Class of 2020. Although we have had many challenges since our schools closed their doors in March due to COVID-19, providing a graduation for our senior students has been a priority. In order to comply with state and […]

Jefferson County Offices Announce Plan to Reopen

Jefferson County Offices Announce Plan to Reopen

Jefferson County Offices will open to the public on May 04 with limited access to offices.  The courthouse may be accessed through the ADA entrance.  Customers will see the courthouse security officer who will contact the appropriate office.  County offices will limit the number of customers allowed in their office to reduce exposure.  Sneeze screens […]

Weekend COVID-19 Testing Exceeds Projected Numbers

Weekend COVID-19 Testing Exceeds Projected Numbers

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced more than 11,000 Tennesseans received free COVID-19 tests through the weekend efforts of Unified-Command Group to offer tests regardless of traditional symptoms. The Unified-Command Group is a joint partnership between the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Department of Military and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). “Tennesseans across the […]

Gov. Lee Announces Safer at Home Order Will Expire April 30, Tennessee Begins Phased Reopening Next Week

Gov. Lee Announces Safer at Home Order Will Expire April 30, Tennessee Begins Phased Reopening Next Week

Today, Governor Bill Lee announced the order for Tennesseans to remain at home will expire April 30, with the vast majority of businesses in 89 counties allowed to re-open on May 1. “Our Economic Recovery Group is working with industry leaders around the clock so that some businesses can open as soon as Monday, April […]

Governor Lee Establishes Economic Recovery Group to Reboot Tennessee Economy

Governor Lee Establishes Economic Recovery Group to Reboot Tennessee Economy

Governor Bill Lee established the Economic Recovery Group, a joint effort between state departments, members of the legislature and leaders from the private sector to build guidance to safely reboot Tennessee’s economy. “COVID-19 has not only created a public health crisis, it has hurt thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of hardworking Tennesseans,” said […]

Jefferson County Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year

Jefferson County Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year

Yesterday, Governor Bill Lee encouraged schools to remain closed the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Jefferson County Schools will honor that request and remain closed through the balance of the current academic school year which is scheduled to end May 22, 2020. Following the Governor’s announcement, Tennessee Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn sent school […]

Gov. Lee Announces Aggressive Statewide COVID-19 Testing Effort

Gov. Lee Announces Aggressive Statewide COVID-19 Testing Effort

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced free COVID-19 testing will be available for any Tennessean, regardless of traditional symptoms, as the Unified-Command group ramps up an aggressive effort to expand testing capacity across the state. “As we look to reboot our state’s economy, we must have a greater understanding of how this virus is operating in […]

School Board Introduces New Meal Distribution Plan, Extends School Closures

School Board Introduces New Meal Distribution Plan, Extends School Closures

First, there will be no meal distribution tomorrow at Jefferson County School campuses. Meal distributions will resume on Friday, April 17 with the following changes. All school campuses, including Patriot Academy, will serve as distribution sites. The only exceptions will be the main campus of JCHS and Jefferson Academy. Meals will be provided daily from […]

School Board Issues Changes for Child Meal Distribution

School Board Issues Changes for Child Meal Distribution

Thursday, April 9, 2020 the Jefferson County Board of Education met in special called session and unanimously voted to continue the meal distribution for children during the school building closure associated with the Covid-19 outbreak in the State of Tennessee. This follows Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order 22. Over the last three weeks, children ages […]

Tennessee Establishes Hotline for Applicants Applying for Emergency Cash Assistance

Tennessee Establishes Hotline for Applicants Applying for Emergency Cash Assistance

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) launched a special hotline this month to help make it easier for families with children to check on their application for emergency cash assistance. Applicants can call 833-496-0661 to learn the status of their application, including approval or denial and how much money the approved family can expect to receive. […]

Gov. Lee Announces $10 Million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants

Gov. Lee Announces $10 Million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the State of Tennessee will allocate $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19. “Small and rural hospitals are critical to fighting COVID-19 and these grants will help complement federal aid dollars to […]

Governor Lee Makes New Provisions on Executive Order

Governor Lee Makes New Provisions on Executive Order

Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 24 which includes the following provisions: -Gives Commissioner of Health authority to allow post-degree, pre-licensed mental or behavioral health professionals to treat patients through telemedicine under the supervision of a licensed professional. -Extends payment due date for the professional privilege tax from June 1 to July 1. -Suspends until July 1 […]

Summit Medical Group Offers Telehealth Appointment for Current and New Patients

Summit Medical Group Offers Telehealth Appointment for Current and New Patients

Summit Medical Group, the largest primary care organization in East Tennessee, now offers telehealth appointments for current and new patients. Qualifying patients, including those with chronic disease and acute illness, can use telehealth services to meet with their primary healthcare provider through either a live video chat or phone conversation, rather than coming into a […]

Jefferson County Schools Introduce Operation Reach Our Kids

Jefferson County Schools Introduce Operation Reach Our Kids

Jefferson County Schools is prepared to share academic resources to parents/students of the school district. There can be no replacement for the wonderful things that occur when a student is engaged in the learning process by interaction with a highly effective teacher. However, the circumstances facing our students right now calls for other methods. Our […]

Jefferson County Closes Offices to Public

Jefferson County Closes Offices to Public

From the Office of Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts: Effective April 02, 2020.  Jefferson County Offices will be closed to the public.  The offices will be open for business via phone, fax, or internet.  We will have a drop box at the Courthouse ADA entrance.  The Courthouse Security Officer will monitor the drop box.  County […]

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