All City facilities are open. The City of Sevierville has discontinued facial covering requirements for entry into government facilities effective May 18, 2021.
The facial covering requirement to enter City facilities has been in place to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus during the pandemic. Considering recent CDC and White House guidelines, along with a significant reduction in COVID-19 cases and the widespread availability of vaccines, the city is discontinuing the requirement.In accordance with CDC guidelines, the City encourages the wearing of facial coverings indoors by unvaccinated persons and others who may feel safer doing so.
Some safety measures may be in place when participating in activities at the Community Center, including advance reservation requirements and reduced capacities in many programs. Visit seviervilletn.org and choose the Parks and Recreation page/Facilities tab to get more information.
We will continue to provide updates on the status of City facilities and services as needed. Please visit the City COVID-19 webpage at http://www.seviervilletn.org/index.php/covid-19-information.html for important up to date information. The City maintains multiple Facebook pages and a Twitter page, which are listed at www.seviervilletn.org. Residents can also call City Hall for assistance at 865-453-5504. Phone numbers for all City departments are available on the City website.
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
The Sevier County EMA/Government has released a new a website to assist individuals with scheduling vaccine appointments, testing information, quarantine guidelines, and frequently asked questions. You can access this website by going to www.seviercountycovidhelp.com.
Yesterday, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group released guidance for close contact services today, enabling over 38,000 workers to resume business in 89 of the state’s 95 counties on May 6. Six counties – Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox and Sullivan – will create individual plans in consultation with their locally-run health departments. For complete information, visit https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/2020/4/30/economic-recovery-group-releases-guidance-for-close-contact-businesses-for-may-6-reopen.html.
The following is a joint statement from the Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department, the Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation Department, and the Smoky Mountain Youth Baseball Association.
Under the guidelines provided by Governor Bill Lee in the Tennessee Pledge recommending that all youth sports league activity remain closed until at least May 29, 2020, it is the decision of the Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department, the Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation Department and SMYBA, to cancel the Spring 2020 youth baseball and softball season.
On April 28, the Governor's Office announced guidance for gyms and exercise facilities on how to reopen safely. Gyms will be allowed to reopen in 89 of the state’s 95 counties beginning Friday, May 1. For more details, visit https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/2020/4/28/economic-recovery-group-releases-reopening-guidance-for-gyms.html.
AN ORDER ALLOWING TENNESSEANS TO RETURN TO WORK SAFELY WHILE ENCOURAGING CONTINUED ADHERENCE TO HEALTH GUIDELINES TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID 19.
The new executive order is effective through May 29, 2020. View the full executive order here: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee30.pdf.
Following Tennessee Governor Lee’s decision to not extend the stay at home executive order, the City of Sevierville is beginning to reopen some facilities to the public. Social distancing and personal hygiene are being emphasized; wearing a cloth mask is encouraged when in a public setting. Measures will be in place to enhance the safety of residents and staff at each facility.