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.
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.