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.


As announced by Governor Bill Lee Tennessee Schools will remain closed to regular instruction for the remainder of the year 2019-2020.
Carson-Newman University – online only
Tusculum University – online only graduation postponed until August
University of Tennessee -online only through the rest of the semester
Walters State Community College – online only for the rest of the semester

Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce has closed its office to the public and all events have been cancelled or postponed.

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce all events cancelled until further notice

Covenent Health – Morristown Hamblen-Healthcare Systems – public is not allowed in Covenent Health hospitals. Exceptions will be those visiting a loved one for end-of-life care, one caregiver for those having operations and those giving birth may have one birthing partner, caregiver or doula

College Square Mall is open with some stores in the mall remaining closed

AMC Cinemas College Square Mall – closed until further notice

Knoxville TVA Credit Union lobbies are open with CDC guidelines still in place.

Lowland Credit Union lobby remains closed but normal operating hours have resumed.

Kelley Marie Chic Boutique Fashion Show at the Rose Center – Now rescheduled for May 28th at Rose Center. Tickets available at Kelley Marie.

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

Wal-Mart stores will be open from 6 am. to 8:30 pm. 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 am until 10:00 pm daily, to give associates additional time to clean, sanitize and restock. The first hour of operation from 7:00 am. until 8:00 am 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 pm Daily

105.7 WCRK FM and Country Legends 93.3 FM front office is closed until further notice

Hamblen County Health Department has Covid-19 testing times Monday thru Friday. These are free. Before coming to testing, please call the Health Department for a suggested time to arrive. 586-6431 and press 0

Morristown City Center – Reopening Thursday, May 7th.
Learn more details at

Hamblen County Courthouse, Justice Center open but limited on number
of visitors.

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 City of Morristown Parks are open. This includes disc golf courses and dog parks. Certain areas, including picnic shelters, playgrounds, ball fields, and athletic courts, will continue to be closed as well as Talley Ward Recreation Center and Parks & Recreation Administration Offices. As a reminder, social distancing guidelines should always be followed and there should be no gatherings larger than 10. Team sports and events are all currently on-hold as well as the opening of the splash pad.

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

Morristown Utilities lobby is open for service requests and payment extensions only. All payments must be made through the drive thru,
open weekdays 8 to 5.
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

Morristown-Hamblen Library will be conducting CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY BEGINNING MAY 4TH THROUGH THE 26TH:
The Library wishes to keep patrons reading, provide information, and keep them entertained during this time. Please help us by following the guidelines of the CDC for social distancing. In order to be safe, the following changes are being made for checking out 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 us know you have parked in the front of the Library. Please have the trunk or the door to your back seat open. A staff member will place the items directly into your vehicle. Pickup will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:30p.m. on Saturday.
Hotspot renewals can be paid online. We are asking patrons with hotspots to call the Library to discuss how to make a payment in order to keep your hotspot current.
Because Binge Box movies will not fit into the book deposits, please return them during library hours. Call or text the Library to let us 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: Incident reports may be received electronically by contacting their records division:

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.

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.

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.

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 ($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.

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

The Avenue church is streaming services on Facebook Live Sundays at 9am, 11am and 1pm

First Baptist Church Morristown live services are each Sunday at 10:45 on their website, Facebook, YouTube, the FBC app, Fibernet, Charter Spectrum. You can also hear a worship service broadcast Sunday morning at 8 on 105.7 WCRK FM, AM 1150 and streaming at