COVID-19 Press Releases

PRESS RELEASES

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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