~ from Amy Dolinky, Knox County COVID-19 Joint Information Center 

As Governor Lee mentioned in his media briefing yesterday, the state ordered facemasks for distribution through local health departments. KCHD has received a shipment of masks from the state and will begin distributing those today. The public can visit the main KCHD building (140 Dameron Ave.) during business hours to obtain a mask, while supplies last. There will be signs outside KCHD to direct people in the right direction. One mask will be given per person and you must be present to obtain a mask. These are not medical masks and they should not be used for medical or commercial use.