Several years ago, Prevention magazine named Kingsport as one of the top cities for walking, noting the relatively flat terrain and adequate walking paths that today total almost 86 miles.
COVID-19 testing through the Sullivan County Regional Health Department will focus on staff and patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the week ahead. Drive-thru testing at the health department will take a hiatus. But testing will remain available by appointment.
“The disease has not gone anywhere. It is still present in our community.” - Sullivan County Regional Health Department Director Gary Mayes, on the need to continue measure to prevent spread of COVID-19.
County health officials look to Gov. Lee’s reopening guidelines in development of local directives for businesses, residents.
Remember, during these trying times, it is essential to stay healthy during virtual learning, so practice Healthy Kids week every day.
Free testing will continue in Blountville all next week. Testing will be available in Kingsport Friday and in Bristol on April 30.
It’s up to local officials to determine how and when to reopen businesses and other public spaces in Sullivan County and other Tennessee counties that have regional health departments.
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“We want to test as many people as we can.” - Sullivan County Regional Health Department Director Gary Mayes
Tennessee’s “safer-at-home” order will be extended until the end of the month, with the goal of reopening the economy by May 1, Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday.
The Virginia Department of Health recommends against recreational water use by people and pets and consuming fish from a portion of the Clinch River in Russell County, due to problems with the wastewater treatment plant serving the Town of Cleveland. These advisories are in effect until further notice.
Many are experiencing an unanticipated loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if you don’t catch COVID-19, you could be financially impacted by the fallout.
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
This decision aligns with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is aimed at preventing groups from congregating and violating “social distancing” guidelines and is consistent with the closure of several other public trails across the commonwealth.