CDC guidelines on what to do if you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 including steps you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. CDC - If You Are Sick
People who have concerns they may have symptoms of COVID-19 can contact the health department at 865-453-1032 for consultation and to talk through potential options for testing in their area.
If you are ill and experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 (fever and cough, shortness of breath or breathing problems), it is recommended you call either your health care provider or the health department first so they can arrange for your arrival to minimize the risk of exposing others to an illness
There are many things the public can do to help flatten the curve and reduce the impact of COVID-19:
Wash your hands often with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand rub) for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing;
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands;
Stay home when you are sick;
Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue;
Clean and disinfect objects (e.g., cell phone, computer) and high touch surfaces regularly;
Practice social/physical distancing from others, be safer at home.
The East Regional Health Office has an information line for local residents and healthcare providers to call with questions or concerns related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The information line is 865-549-5343, and is designed to provide callers with trusted information related to COVID-19. Residents with medical questions will be referred to their health care provider or a public health nurse. The information line is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TDH has additional information available at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. The CDC has updated information and guidance available online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
We are requesting that businesses in the leisure travel/tourism sector please stop soliciting to guests for vacations in Sevier County through April 14, 2020. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative to follow the guidelines of the CDC and Governor Lee and stay at home when possible.
FEMA has developed a web page to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things; don’t believe the rumors, don’t pass them along and go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the federal (COVID-19) response.
You can visit the FEMA Rumor Control web page here: https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control.
STATE OF TENNESSEE EXECUTIVE ORDER BY THE GOVERNOR No. 22
AN ORDER DIRECTING TENNESSEANS TO STAY HOME UNLESS ENGAGING IN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES TO LIMIT THEIR EXPOSURE TO AND SPREAD OF COVID-19
As part of their ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Sevierville announces the following closures.