Welcome to our COVID-19 information center. See below for information and press releases from the City of Gatlinburg as it relates to the pandemic.
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Also, you may view our social media platforms for more information on the pandemic, as well as other City-based communications.
- Gatlinburg continues to monitor COVID-19 virus (Updated: June 10, 2021)
- Sevier County face covering requirement expires on April 15 at midnight (Posted: April 14, 2021)
- Sevier County Health Department expands vaccine eligibility and offers extended hours to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination (Updated: May 18, 2021)
Gatlinburg continues to monitor COVID-19
Posted: March 13, 2020 - 5:30 p.m
Modified: June 10, 2021
The City of Gatlinburg continues to monitor the COVID-19 virus, commonly called the Coronavirus. As of June 10, 2021, there have been 13,549 confirmed and probable cases, 71,392 negative tests and 84,069 total tests administered in Sevier County, with 13,353 inactive and recovered cases, 291 total hospitalizations since the outbreak began and 176 deaths, per the Tennessee Department of Health. There are 20 active cases in Sevier County.
On Thursday, September 3, the Department of Health changed its reporting of active cases. As of September 3rd, the State will no longer report "Recovered" cases. Instead, the Department will now report the number of "Inactive/Recovered" cases. "Inactive/Recovered cases" will include cases who are 14 days or more beyond their illness onset date and who are not deceased.
As of Friday, June 12, the Department of Health is releasing more information, including probable cases. A probable case is an individual who may have tested negative or may not have been tested at all, but has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and may have other risk factors. As of June 10, 2021 there have been a total of 2,071 total probable cases in Sevier County, which is included in the total cases for the county.
Click here for more information on how Tennessee determines how COVID-19 cases are counted.
As of June 10, 2021, 65,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been issued in Sevier County and 36.54% of the county's population has received as least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, while 31.59% of the county's population has received two doses of any manufacturer or one Johnson and Johnson dose.
Sevier County’s team of local health experts, government leaders and emergency personnel continue to work together to share information and to be prepared to work together. We have distributed information to our City employees to help educate and keep them safe, as well as to keep our citizens and visitors safe. Our Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau has distributed information to our business community to help educate our workforce and keep our City, our citizens and our visitors safe.
Those guidelines are:
- Stay home when sick, except to get medical care, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs or sneezes with tissues and throw them in the trash and wash your hands.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces with a disinfectant.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- When in public, wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.
- Stay at least 6 feet apart from other people.
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Sevier County face covering requirement expires on April 15 at midnight
Sevier County Health Department expands vaccine eligibility and offers extended hours to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination
Posted July 17, 2020 - 2:02 p.m.
Updated May, 18, 2021 - 11:15 a.m.
The Sevier County Health Department continues to offer vaccines at its facility, located at 719 Middle Creek Road in Sevierville. More information is available at www.SevierCountyCovidHelp.com
Beginning on Monday, May 10, the Health Department will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals will be able to receive the vaccine from 9 a.m. until noon on Mondays, 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.BACK TO TOP OF PAGE