Knox County Board of Health holds Sept. 9 meeting

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knox County Board of Health met for its Sept. 9 meeting via Zoom to discuss the county’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

At the meeting, the health board approved its procedural rules for meetings and also passed a recommendation for 25-person capacity in 900 sq. ft. spaces.  Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs said he “has no problem with this.”

The health board’s bar curfew was also kept afloat and will expire next week.

University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman also sat in on the meeting, discussing the school’s ongoing efforts to keep students safe with the board.

Items on the agenda included a discussion of the Knox County Health Department’s benchmarks, the UT Medical Center data update, local educational institution updates, a review of the county’s face covering regulation, a review and discussion of the suppression in bars regulation and extension, and the proposal for a set of guidelines known as the “Knox County Board of Health Rules,” which was later approved.

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