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February 24, 2021 - Health Department Announces Additional First Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments; For Phases 1a1, 1a2, 1b & Adults 65+
February 22, 2021 - Health Department Announces Additional First and Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments; For Phases 1a1, 1a2, 1b & Adults 65+
February 16, 2021 - Health Department to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility and Include Phase 1B and Adults 65+; Effective Monday, February 22
February 16, 2021 - Health Department Announces Additional First Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments; For Phases 1a1, 1a2 and Adults 70+
February 16, 2021 - Health Department Announces Additional Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments; For Phases 1a1, 1a2 and Adults 70+
February 16, 2021 - Inclement Weather Postpones Tuesday’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments & Cancels Testing
February 10, 2021 - Health Department Announces New Vaccination Site and Additional First Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments; For Phases 1a1, 1a2 and Adults 70+
February 3, 2021 - Health Department Announces Additional First Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments; For Phases 1a1, 1a2 and Adults 75+
February 3, 2021 - Health Department Announces Additional Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments; For Phases 1a1, 1a2 and Adults 75+
January 28, 2021 - Health Department Announces Additional First Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments; For Phases 1a1, 1a2 and Adults 75+
January 22, 2021 - Health Department Adds First Dose Appointments to the Vaccination Schedule; For Phases 1a1, 1a2 and Adults 75+ by Appointment Only
January 20, 2021 - Health Department Announces New Schedule at the COVID Alstom Testing Site, Food Bank Discontinues Free Food Boxes at Testing Site
January 17, 2021 - Health Department Announces Additional First and Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination PODs; For Phases 1a1, 1a2 and Adults 75+ by Appointment Only
January 15, 2021 - Health Department and Office of Emergency Management Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Appointment Information
January 5, 2021 - Health Department and Law Enforcement Partners Provide Safety Update in Advance of Wednesday’s COVID-19 Vaccination Event
January 4, 2021- Health Department Announces Changes to COVID-19 Vaccination Process
January 1, 2021 - Health Department Administers 1,158 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Thursday; Asks for Community’s Patience in this Historic Undertaking
December 30, 2020 - Health Department Adds Groups to Phase 1a1 and 1a2, Age Bracket of 75 Years or Older Added, Offers Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine at POD Thursday
December 29, 2020 - Health Department Receives Additional Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccine, Opens Next Phase of Distribution Plan, Discontinues Use of “Vaccine Allocation Cards”
December 22, 2020 - Health Department Receives Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine, Announces First Phase Distribution Plan
December 16, 2020 - Health Department Issues Grave Warning Ahead of Winter Holidays as COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations & Deaths Have an Unrelenting Climb
December 9, 2020 - Health Department Marks the 200th COVID-19 Death of a Hamilton County Resident, 20,000+ Cases
December 8, 2020 - Health Department Announces New Entrance to Alstom COVID-19 Test Site
December 4, 2020 - Health Department Updates Quarantine Period for Close Contacts
December 1, 2020 - Health Department Offers Post-Thanksgiving Guidance, New Testing Hours at Alstom
November 25, 2020 - Health Department Provides Guidance for People Who Wait for their Test Results,Test Positive, or Learn They Are a Close Contact
November 23, 2020 - Health Department Guidance to Reduce the Transmission of COVID-19 in the Workplace
November 21, 2020 - Health Department Announces Several Possible COVID-19 Exposures: Wimpie’s Restaurant, Soddy-Daisy; Super Carniceria Loa #7, Broad Street; and “Friendsgiving” at the Tomorrow Building, Chattanooga
November 20, 2020 - Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure at General Sessions Court
November 19, 2020 - Health Department Announces COVID-19 Exposures at A5 Volleyball Events, Attendees Should Monitor for Symptoms and Get Tested As Soon As Possible If Symptoms Appear
November 17, 2020 - Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure at a Wedding Reception at Casa de Oración Santa Cruz
November 17, 2020 - Hamilton County Schools, Health Department Update Quarantine Process for Hamilton County Students
November 13, 2020 - Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Chattanooga Cigar Club
November 13, 2020 - Health Department Guidance to Reduce the Transmission of COVID-19 inside a Household
November 10, 2020 - Health Department Announces Possible COVID-19 Exposure at Multiple Hamilton and Catoosa County Courts and the Bank of America on Gunbarrel Road
November 9, 2020 - Health Department Provides COVID Updates, Trends, and Resources
November 5, 2020 - Health Department Offers COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 4, 2020 - Health Department Announces COVID-19 Exposure at theTexas Roadhouse Restaurant located near Hamilton Place
October 27, 2020 - Health Department, Maclellan and Benwood Foundations to Offer Free Flu Vaccine Clinic Saturday, October 31, At Stoney Point Baptist Church in Soddy Daisy

October 27, 2020 - Health Department’s Homeless Health Care Center Recognized among Top 10% of Health Centers for Best Overall Clinical Performance in 2019
October 24, 2020 - Health Department Announces COVID-19 Exposure at Worship Service at Church of the Highlands
October 23, 2020 - Health Department Announces COVID-19 Exposure at the Johnson-Tomlin Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner located at Miller Plaza
October 21, 2020 - Health Department, Maclellan and Benwood Foundations Expand Free Flu Vaccine Clinics to Vulnerable Populations, Residents 18 and Over Eligible to Receive Shot
October 20, 2020 - Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots at Alstom Today & Wednesday from 1:30-5:00PM
October 16, 2020 - Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots for the Week of October 19-23
October 12, 2020 - Health Department WIC Program Provides Nutritional Support for Women and Children during Pandemic 
October 9, 2020 - UPDATED INFORMATION - Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccines for Limited Time

October 8, 2020 - Health Department Surpasses 100 COVID-19 Deaths in Hamilton County
October 7, 2020 - Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccines for Limited Time
September 30, 2020 - 
Health Department Changes COVID Testing Site Hours and Test Result Process

September 25, 2020 - Health Department Clarifies Active Case and Data Clean-Up Definitions
September 24, 2020 - Health Department Offers COVID Safety Guidance for Halloween
September 22, 2020-A Brief History of Health Department COVID-19 Testing
September 16, 2020 - UTC and Health Department Announce COVID-19 Exposure at UTC’s Christian Student Center
September 14, 2020 - Health Department Urges Residents to Get Their Flu Shot Now
September 8, 2020 - Health Department, Food Bank Distribute Free Food Boxes at the Alstom COVID-19 Test Site
September 4, 2020 - Health Department, Community Foundation COVID-19 Testing at African-American Churches
September 2, 2020 - Health Department Urges Limited Labor Day Gatherings; COVID-19 Test Site and Hotline Closed Monday in Observance of Labor Day
August 28, 2020 - Health Department COVID-19 Data Show Upward Trend in the 11-20 Year Old Age Group, Large Labor Day Weekend Gatherings to be Avoided
August 26, 2020 - UTC and Health Department Announce COVID-19 Exposures at Douglas Heights Apartments
August 24, 2020 - Health Department Provides COVID-19 Death Updates

 

August 18, 2020 - Health Department Updates COVID-19 Case Data and Quarantine Period

August 18, 2020 - Requesting Shot Records from the Health Department

August 16, 2020 - UTC and Health Department Announce COVID-19 Exposures Associated with Delta Zeta Sorority at Multiple Locations

August 15, 2020 - UTC and Health Department Announce COVID-19 Exposures at Kappa Sigma Fraternity House

August 14, 2020 - Health Department Provides Updates on Case Trends, Death Demographics, Labor Day Gatherings, Testing Opportunities
August 10, 2020 - Health Department Announces COVID-19 Exposures at Mike’s Hole in the Wall, Mellow Mushroom, Reunion Subdivision Swimming Pool, and The Ice Cream Show
August 7, 2020 - Health Department Offers Extended Weekday Hours to Alstom COVID-19 Testing Site, Provides Updates on Recent Deaths
August 6, 2020 - Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure at the Windy Gap Young Life Camp, Weaverville NC
August 5, 2020 - Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure at the Lincoln Day Dinner
August 4, 2020 - Health Department Services during the COVID-19 Response
August 3, 2020 - Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Amigo Mexican Restaurant in East Ridge
August 1, 2020 - Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposures at Citico Mini-Mart and Chattanooga Mobile Market Locations
July 31, 2020 - Health Department Announces New COVID-19 Testing Location at Alstom Plant
July 22, 2020 - Health Department Changes the Isolation Period for Adults with COVID-19 Based on Updated CDC Guidance; Negative Test Results Not Recommended for Employees to Return to Work
July 20, 2020 - Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposures at Baylor School Graduation
July 16, 2020 - Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure at the Funeral of Gene Goodner
July 14, 2020 - Health Department and City of Chattanooga Announce Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Wood Recycling Center
July 11, 2020 - Health Department Reports a COVID-19 Death, Exposure at Coolidge Park, Old Chicago Pizza (Hixson), Tennessee Aquarium, and the Quillin-Hammonds Wedding at Stratton Hall
July 10, 2020 - Health Department Reports a COVID-19 Death, Testing Opportunities, Free Masks, and Open Positions
July 4, 2020 - Health Department Announces COVID-19 Exposure at the Hicks-Herring Wedding at the Collegedale Commons
July 3, 2020 - Health Department Reports Three Additional COVID-19 Deaths, Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Hamilton County Courthouse
July 2, 2020 - Health Department and Hamilton County Schools Announce Potential COVID-19 Exposures at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS) and Brainerd High School Graduations
July 2, 2020 - Health Department Cautions against Attending Gatherings or Working with Any COVID-19 Symptoms
June 30, 2020 - Health Department Reports 30th Death of Hamilton County Resident, Asks for COVID-19 Prevention Protocols at July Fourth Events
June 30, 2020 - Health Department and Hamilton County Schools Announce Potential COVID-19 Exposures at Central High School and Hixson High School Graduations
June 23, 2020 - Health Department Announces 29th COVID-19 Death, Calls for Social Distancing and Face Masks in Waiting Rooms
June 22, 2020 - Health Department Reports on Recent COVID-19 Deaths
June 18, 2020 - Health Department Announces New COVID-19 Hotline Hours
June 17, 2020 - Health Department Reports Two Additional COVID-19 Deaths, Urges Mask Use for Protection
June 8, 2020 - Health Department Shares Testing Numbers for the Week of June 1-7, Announces Free COVID-19 Testing Sites for the Week of June 8-14
June 5, 2020 - Health Department Posts New Testing Opportunities, Asks Public to Cooperate with Contact Tracing Process
June 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Contact Tracing is a Vital Partnership between the Community and the Health Department
June 2, 2020 - Health Department Reports a COVID-19 Death in a 40-45 Year Old with No Underlying Medical Conditions
June 1, 2020 - Health Department Provides Snapshot of COVID-19 Testing, Posts Free Testing Schedule for the Upcoming Week
May 29, 2020 - Health Department Announces COVID-19 Exposure among Paintball Battlers
May 29, 2020 - Health Department Announces Record Single Day COVID-19 Increase, Reminds Employers that Executive Order 38 Prohibits Positive Workers in the Workplace
May 28, 2020 - Health Department Efforts to Slow COVID-19 Spread among Vulnerable Populations
May 21, 2020 - Health Department Closes Bonnyshire COVID-19 Testing Site and Opens Four New Testing Sites
May 18, 2020 - COVID-19 Testing Sites in Hamilton County
May 18, 2020 - Current Health Department COVID-19 Testing Rate
May 6, 2020 - Health Department Provides Reopening Information, Examines Epi-linked Cases, and Offers Free Masks
May 4, 2020 - Health Department Consolidates Reopening Guidance, COVID-19 Remains Present in Our Community
April 27, 2020 - Health Department Clarifies Restaurant Reopenings for Both Owners and Patrons

April 23, 2020 - No Appointment and Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing at Riverfront Parkway Site
April 20, 2020 - Health Department Opens a Second Community Testing Site to Expand Weekend Hours
April 15, 2020 - Health Department Now Offers Free Community Testing without Physician Referral or Symptoms
April 13, 2020 - Health Department Warns of Tetanus during Storm Cleanup, Offers Power Outage Food Safety Recommendations, Reminds of Social Distancing
April 7, 2020 - Health Department Releases Heat Map of COVID-19 Cases, Reminds Residents to Seek Non-COVID-19 Emergency Care When Needed
April 1, 2020 - Health Department Announces First COVID-19 Related Pediatric Death of Hamilton County Resident, Releases New COVID-19 Data, Updates High Risk Groups
March 31, 2020 - Health Department Opens COVID-19 Community Testing Site, Outlines Referral Process, Presents Updated Data
March 30, 2020 - Health Department Requests Increased Social Distancing, Releases Latest Data, and Advises Local Healthcare Providers
March 27, 2020 - COVID-19 Status Update
March 26, 2020 - COVID-19 Status Update
March 25, 2020 - Health Department Requests COVID-19 Response Effort Supplies