Knoxville, Knox County’s phase 2 of reopening plan begins Tuesday

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Phase 2 of the reopening process starts Tuesday in Knoxville and Knox County following shutdowns to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

READ MORE: Knox County releases guidance for Phase 2 of reopening plan

Phase 2 essentially builds on phase 1, which allows for more businesses to reopen; including:

  • Pools and water venues
  • Food truck parks
  • Bars
  • Athletic courts
  • Movie theaters
  • Laser tag facilities
  • Arcades
  • Bowling alleys

While these places are allowed to be open, it will not be business as usual with many health and safety restrictions still in place to help prevent the spread of the virus. There are still several “active” COVID-19 cases within the county as of Monday, May 25.

SEE ALSO: Coronavirus in Tennessee: 27 active Knox County cases, 342 total

Earlier this month, the Knox County Health Department released its benchmarks for the phased reopening plan that compiles data and metrics in order to ascertain the reopening process.

MORE: Local leaders discuss Phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan

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