The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in every part of our lives and in every part of our country. In Sevierville, many non-essential businesses have closed. Our restaurants are closed except for drive through, take-out and delivery service. Bars are closed as are most entertainment and tourist related businesses. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood are closed as well. Our grocery stores are struggling to keep up with the demand for some basic items. And we, as a City, are doing what we can to limit the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
As much as it pains me to do so, I must ask that our visitors help us during this critical time by staying home and following the CDC guidelines. Until our country overcomes this virus, and we will, it is imperative that everyone put off unnecessary travel. As the weather warms, we all want to venture outdoors and enjoy our beautiful parks, mountains and attractions. But, this is the time to band together and meet this challenge as a nation. We must all do what we can to protect ourselves and protect one another and slow down the COVID-19 spread.
When we overcome this crisis, Sevierville will be welcoming you once again with open arms and hospitality that can’t be matched anywhere. Until then, please stay safe at home.
Mayor Robbie Fox, City of Sevierville