On Monday, April 13, 2020, Mayor Indya Kincannon signed an extension of the City of Knoxville’s Safer at Home Order.

The Safer at Home order keeps non-essential businesses closed, urges residents to stay home when possible and encourages everyone to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people.

Mayor Kincannon said, “Medical and public health professionals tell us that social distancing is working. By keeping these restrictions in place we save lives and set the foundation for economic recovery.”

Kincannon applauded everyone who is practicing social distancing and thanked all essential workers, “I know this is a stressful time, but together we will get through this.”

The City of Knoxville’s initial Safer at Home order went into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2020. If you need financial assistance, food resources or other help because of the pandemic call 2-1-1 or go to KnoxvilleTN.gov/COVID19.