COVID-19 INFORMATION

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.

Visiting Gatlinburg soon? Check out the following resources from the Gatlinburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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Gatlinburg continues to monitor COVID-19

The City of Gatlinburg continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the latest COVID-19 data for Sevier County.

The City encourages all of its residents and visitors to follow CDC guidelines to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

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.
More information on the virus is available at http://www.coronavirus.gov or http://www.TN.gov/health.


Sevier County Health Department expands vaccine eligibility and offers extended hours to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination

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

Currently, the Health Department will offer the COVID-19 vaccine on a first-come, first-serve basis inside its offices. 

Individuals will be able to receive the vaccine with no appointment on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individuals may also schedule an appointment between the hours of 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. 

THIRD DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE TO BEGIN ON AUG. 17 FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED INDIVIDUALS

Sevier County will start administering the 3rd dose effective August 17, 2021 for individuals  who meet the criteria below. Vaccinations will be held at the Health Department, via drive-thru, from 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

There are no appointments required at this time. 

Based on the recommendations from the FDA and CDC, moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals, are defined as:

  • Receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response


COVID-19 TESTING AT SEVIER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Health Department will continue to offer COVID-19 testing at its Middle Creek Road facility. 

The Sevier County Health Department's COVID-19 will conduct drive-thru PCR COVID-19 testing at the back of the Health Department on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. The Health Department will also offer Everlywell Self-Test Kits from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The test kits will be available via the Health Department Entrance.