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KCHD: COVID restrictions remain in place until end of April

Dr. Buchanan says COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place until April 22.
Dr. Buchanan Interview
Dr. Buchanan Interview
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 2:21 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -Now that the health board is strictly advisory following a decision made by the Knox County Commission on March 29, Dr. Buchanan is directing policy on how the county is responding to COVID-19.

In a media briefing Thursday, April 8, Dr. Buchanan says Knox County is in a yellow benchmark that includes public health capacity, testing results and a decreased death rate. Healthcare capacities in the county are in a green benchmark.

According to Dr. Buchanan, current COVID restrictions will be in place for restaurants until April 22 along with a mask mandate.

Dr. Buchanan says she is encouraging the public to schedule a vaccine appointment. Appointments can be scheduled online at KCHD with no waitlist.

The advisory health board is scheduled to meet on April 21 at 5 p.m. and Buchanan says she wants to hear opinions about restrictions moving forward.

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