COVID-19 Updates

Safer at Home Health Order issued for Sullivan County, local emergency declared for City of Bristol

For information regarding the Safer at Home Health Order, including questions about which types of businesses are considered essential under the order, please contact the Sullivan County Regional Health Department at 423-279-2777 and select option 1, or visit their website.

City Council meeting to be conducted electronically

City Council will convene via teleconference for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 PM. It will also be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel and on BTN-TV (BTES channel 16, Charter channel 192).

For more information on Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order permitting government bodies to conduct electronic meetings as a measure to protect the safety and welfare of Tennesseans while ensuring that government business remains open and accessible to the public, please click here.

Instructions for public comment

Members of the public wishing to comment during either the scheduled Public Hearings or Appearance of Citizens portions of the agenda may call 423-217-1510 beginning 15 minutes prior to the meeting. Calls will continue to be accepted for each agenda item until that item is heard by City Council. No additional callers will be accepted for an item once it has been heard by Council and they have moved on to the next item. 

When dialing in, callers will be asked by an attendant which agenda item they plan to address. They will then be placed into a holding queue. When Council arrives at the appropriate point in the agenda, callers will be connected to the meeting audio one at a time to provide their comment. At the conclusion of each caller’s comment, they will then be disconnected from the meeting audio and the next caller will be brought in. Callers will be asked to state their name and address for the record prior to speaking, and all other rules for comments that normally apply for in-person meetings will remain in effect for this teleconference.

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  2. City Service Updates
  3. Community Resources
  4. Business Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019,” abbreviated COVID-19.

Please visit the pages below for additional information about COVID-19 from the CDC.

What You Need To Know About COVID-19

Prevent Getting Sick

What To Do If You Are Sick

Stop The Spread Of Rumors


More Information

Please visit the Sullivan County Regional Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information about the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Also, please watch the videos below featuring information about COVID-19 from Dr. Stephen May, Medical Director of the Sullivan County Regional Health Department, as well as some tips from the CDC to stop the spread of germs.