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No wipes down the pipe! Your toilet is not a trash can
A message from Dr. Bruce Borchers, Superintendent of the Oak Ridge Schools
Mayor Warren Gooch signs Executive Order declaring Local State of Emergency in Oak Ridge
First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Anderson County
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Oak Ridge Public Library offers access to online resources while it’s closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19
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Latest info from Tennessee State Department of Health:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 27, 2020) – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed a total of 20,965 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee.
TDH is working closely with local health officials to support the ongoing investigations of COVID-19 cases.
Case Management Update
TDH will post COVID-19 updated numbers online by 2 p.m. each day at
The TDH State Public Health Laboratory is now running COVID-19 testing seven days a week to assist public health authorities and health care workers in identifying cases and treating individuals.
The Tennessee Department of Health oversees 89 county health departments and serves as a partner to the six major metropolitan jurisdictions including: Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Knox, Hamilton and Sullivan counties.
Tennesseans are encouraged to take routine precautions used in guarding against respiratory viruses:
Wash your hands often with soap and water
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
Stay home if you are sick
Stay away from people who are sick
Most patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have mild respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath. A smaller number of patients have severe symptoms requiring hospitalization.
COVID-19 Information Line
TDH has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The number is 877-857-2945 and is available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central time.
People with concerns about their health should contact their health care providers. TDH has additional information available at
The CDC has updated information and guidance available online at