CANCELLATIONS / CLOSINGS / DELAYS

Cancellations / Closings / Delays

The East Regional Health Office has created an information line for local residents and health care providers to call with questions or concerns related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus . Tennessee Department of Health employees and Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will take calls: Call 1-865-549-5343 for trusted information related to COVID-19. The information line is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm Eastern time.

Schools

All Saints Episcopal School – closed through April 24th
Carson-Newman University – online only
Cocke County closed through April 24th
Cornerstone and Lakeway Christian Academies – closed
Grainger County – closed through April 24th
Greene County – closed through April 24th
Hamblen County – closed through April 24th
Hancock County – closed through April 24th
Hawkins County – closed through April 24th
Jefferson County – closed through April 24th
Newport Grammar – closed through April 24th
Rogersville City School – closed through April 24th
Tusculum University – online only
University of Tennessee -online only through the rest of the semester
Walters State Community College – online only for the rest of the semester

Hamblen Voluntary Pre-K event cancelled

Businesses

Morristown Hamblen-Healthcare Systems has restricted visitation to one person per one patient. The only entrance now open to the public is through the old admissions entrance office. All other openings to the hospital are closed at this time.

College Square Mall is closed. See their Facebook page for details

AMC Cinemas College Square Mall – closed until further notice

Little Dutch Restaurant is doing curbside pickup and free delivery Monday – Friday 11-7

Olive Garden dine in is closed with to go service only until further notice

Timeless Elegance Tea Room, on Main Street, is open for to-go orders & curbside pick-up. Our hours are Monday-Saturday 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Please give us a call at 423-318-9292 to place an order and pay over the phone. We are praying for our community to heal, and so thankful for those who are able to support us during these times.

Subway – open with carry out only. Use the Subway app to place your order

Belk closed until March 30th

Kohls closed until April 1st

Knoxville TVA Credit Union lobby is closed

Lowland Credit Union lobby is closed

Kelley Marie Chic Boutique Fashion Show at the Rose Center – Postponed until April 30th

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce all events cancelled until further notice

Morristown Chamber Lunch & Learn postponed

Ingles stores are now open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to restock supplies.

Wal-Mart stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. instead of 24 hours a day to keep up with demand and restock supplies as part of a company-wide policy.

Aldi in Morristown is closing an hour earlier, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate demand.

Food City stores are temporarily adjusting our store hours of operation to 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily, to give associates additional time to clean, sanitize and restock. The first hour of operation from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. will be specifically designated for customers 65 and older, as well as customers with underlying health conditions to shop to avoid busier shopping periods.

Price Less Foods in Morristown will continue to open and close at its normal times, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Senior hour for seniors 60 and over from 7 am to 8 am

Dollar General is dedicating the first hour of its daily store operations to senior citizens in response to the new coronavirus.

Home Depot – Closing at 6 p.m. Daily

Government Agencies

The City of Morristown Parks & Recreation Department has closed all park restrooms, shelters, playgrounds, and athletics fields/courts.
City Parks will remain open for passive leisure activities such as walking or jogging. Paved trails and disc golf courses and are still open.

Morristown Parks and Recreation has cancelled the annual Easter Eggsellent Adventure Easter Egg Hunt for April 7th

Morristown Parks and Recreation has suspended all Little League activities until April 6, practice are postponed and restrooms will be closed

Grainger County Youth sports games and practices cancelled until further notice

All Panther Springs State Park Spring Hike have been cancelled. The park is operating under new hours open from 7 am to 6 pm.

Hamblen County Drivers License Services are temporarily suspended until further notice. You may go to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security for your driver license needs. Drive Thru service will still be available for vehicle registration. You can renew license plates online at hamblencountyclerk.com

Morristown Utilities has closed all facilities to the public, including the customer service lobby. The drive through will have extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.The technical service line will still be operating 24 hours and calls will be handled.

Holston Electric and HolstonConnect offices in Church Hill, Russellville and Rogersville is closed to walk in traffic until further notice. Drive through services will be continued during normal hours and the company will continue to respond to outages.

Morristown Hamblen Humane Society cannot accept owner surrender animals at this time. In order to protect staff and the community, they are asking for only those who are serious about adopting a pet or searching for a lost pet visit the shelter.

Morristown Housing Authority is closed to the public until further notice. Maintenance staff will only be answering emergency work orders. The Office staff can be reached by phone or email, contact information can be found on their website www.morristownpha.org

Morristown-Hamblen Library – Services are available Mon-Fri 9 to 6 and Sat 9 to 4. In order to be safe, the following changes are being made for checking out your materials:
• Pick up for most materials will NOT be at the door. However, when you arrive, call the library number 423-586-6410 or text 423-301-6882 to let them know you have parked in the front of the Library. Please have the trunk or the door to your back seat open, and once you are back inside the car, the staff can place the items directly in your vehicle. Pickup is are weekdays 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 3:30
•Hotspot renewals can be paid online or by the correct cash amount only. Please show your identification through the front door window to the staff. Please call ahead to get the amount due.
•Because Binge Box movies will not fit into the book deposits, please return them during library hours. Call or text the Library to let them know you have placed them at the front door. Staff will pick up the Binge box after you have walked away.
•If you have any other questions about your account or materials, please call.

In order to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, the Morristown Police Department has temporarily changed some procedures and protocols that limit close contact with the public. Some property-crime reports will be taken by phone and initial follow-up by investigators may be done by telephone contact. Personnel have been assigned dedicated areas to conduct victim and suspect interviews that allow for appropriate distancing.

Officers will try to limit the exchange of any items between themselves and individuals they contact. For example, people receiving citations from our officers may not be required to sign the citation since the interaction is captured on the officer’s body-worn camera. Also, officers may ask the person to display his or her driver’s license, but the officer would not physically hold it. Until further notice, the MPD will not be providing fingerprinting services for non-law enforcement purposes, such as for state licensing and job applications.

As always, copies of police reports are available in person at the Morristown City Center. But if you prefer a copy of your crash via email, you may email the MPD: crashreports@mymorristown.com. Incident reports may be received electronically by contacting their records division: blangdon@mymorristown.com.

The Morristown Fire Department has made temporary changes in order to keep proper social distancing, per Center for Disease Control guidelines. Anyone who needs a fire permit, burn permit or any other business should call 423-586-4651 rather than come into the office.

Hamblen County Jail has a new policy for those who enter the jail. Any inmate, law enforcement officials and attorneys will have their temperatures taken. Bondsmen will prepare paperwork on the north side of the building.

The Hamblen County Courthouse, Justice Center and satellite office are closed to the public as of April 1st to reduce the spread and threat of
Covid-19 in accordance with Governor Lee’s Stay at Home Order.
Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended in-person court proceedings in all Hamblen County courts with a few exceptions through April 30th.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency suspends all in-person services. All services will now be conducted online or by phone.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services is moving to appointment only. There will be no in-person visits.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has cancelled the April 4 household hazardous collectiong waste day until further notice.

Appalachian Electric Cooperative announced it would temporarily suspend disconnections until April 30.

Hamblen County Courts will remain open, but most in-person judicial proceedings will be suspended until April 30. The order, put out by the state Supreme Court, grants exceptions, such as bond-related matters, preliminary hearings and plea agreements.

Community Organizations and Events

Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 1073 of Morristown cancelled all March meetings and membership drive events in April. See their Facebook page for details.

Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service is postponing their Veterans Outreach event until June 26th as the tentative new date depending on the situation at that time.

Daily Bread to continue to hand out hot meals to those who need it but their dining area will be closed to protect the volunteers

ALPS Adult Day Services – closed until further notice

Senior Citizens Center has suspended all regular activities until further notice. For those who had appointments at the Senior Center for their AARP Tax Returns in March and April. The National AARP Tax Aide continues to close the Tax Aide appointments. For AARP Tax Aide updates you can call 1-888-227-7669 ext. 1. The Hamblen and Jefferson County Tax Aide Counselors will have appointments when the National AARP Tax Aide Program reopens the program.

Boys & Girls Club closed until March 31

Girls Inc. Closed until March 31

Glenmore Mansion’s Spring Garden Event on May 2 has been cancelled

Project Graduation scheduled for May 22 has been cancelled

Remote Area Medical clinic, postponed for later this year

Friends and Neighbors Thrift Store next to the Mooresburg Post Office is CLOSED until further notice. No donations can be dropped off outside the store or in the donation bin during this time.

Central Services continues to operate its food pantry via drive thru M-F 9-11am & 1pm-3pm, but please understand that their food supply is limited at this point and may not be the same food packages as families are used to; they will continue to try and provide a variety of healthy foods through this difficult time and appreciate any help from the community in the coming days and weeks (monetary donations can be mailed to PO Box 1622 or go online at www.mhcentralservices.org) ($25 donation can provide food for 5 families) They hope everyone stays happy, healthy, and safe!

Girls Incorporated’s Taste of Morristown event has been postponed until August

Celebration of Tables postponed until further notice

Kiwanis Kapers has been postponed until further notice. The club leadership has decided to suspend all Kiwanis Club activities and meetings until after the April 10th meeting.

Niswonger Performing Arts Center – Menopause the Musical – postponed to Saturday, June 27

NPAC Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA – postponed date TBD

NPAC Earth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure – Cancelled

Churches

The Avenue church services will be streamed online only this Sunday morning at 9am, 11am and 1pm

Witt Baptist Church – Current plans are to resume services on Sunday,
April 5th.

Young’s Temple AME Zion Church in Morristown is closed until further notice