Beginning Monday, April 20, KCHD will provide COVID-19 testing at the Knox Engineering and Public Works Facility on Monday-Friday from 8AM – 3PM. No appointment is necessary.
Visit the TN Department of Health for a comprehensive list of COVID-19 Assessment sites by county. Locations are added daily.
A free resource available to find out if you should be tested for COVID-19.
HomeSource Covid-19 Housing Assistance Program
Through a grant from the State of Tennessee, HomeSource East Tennessee is able to provide assistance to homeowners and renters in East Tennessee. The assistance will be in the form of a direct payment to your mortgage company, landlord or utility company.
Disabled and Elderly Persons Auditing or Enrollment
Anyone permanently disabled or age 60+ can audit classes at University of Tennessee for free. If age 65+, they can get credit for a small enrollment fee of less than $100. Harvard University also offers free online courses for the general public.
Nursing Homes Required to Report Cases of COVID-19 to Public
The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) has announced that as soon as one case of COVID-19 is confirmed at a nursing home, the facility will have to alert its residents and their families or representatives within 12 hours.
According to AARP, the U.S. Senate voted 50-49 to pass its version of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which could mean eligible individuals could receive checks up to $1,400.
Medicare has temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services to respond to COVID-19.
Knoxville Utilities Board
KUB has $6 million in new funding available for electric residential and business customers through the COVID Utility Relief Effort.
Department of Human Services
TN Department of Human Services is offering emergency cash assistance for eligible families significantly impacted by Covid-19.
Visit JOBS4TN.GOV to file for re-employment assistance in Tennessee.
211 Call Support
Contact 211 Call Support for housing, food insecurity, employment, and other issues.
U.S Department of Labor
For information on federal COVID-19 assistance laws, visit the U.S Department of Labor.
Senior Care Calls
CAC Office on Aging has launched a new program in response to the COVID-19 crisis – Senior Care Calls. If you know someone that is homebound, isolated, and/or lonely, they have volunteers who can assist by providing a weekly call to provide wellness checks and social support. A Referral Form can be completed here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Association offers support for dementia caregivers and tips for staying healthy.
Grandparents Caring for Dependent Grandchildren
Additional funds may be available for grandparents raising grandchildren. Learn more on our blog.
The Love Kitchen
Lunch – Wed/Thurs, 1:30pm – Hot meal
Food Pantry – Wed, 4:00pm – Non-perishable items
FISH Hospitality Pantry
Northwest Knox (NW)
Tues/Thurs/Every 4th Sat, 10:00am – 1:00pm
East Knox (E)
Mon/Wed, 10:00am – 1:00pm
South Knox (S)
Wed/Fri, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tues during Fall/Spring Semesters at UTK, 4 – 6pm
Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry
1st Mon of month, 3 – 5pm/3rd Mon of month, 3 – 7pm
Second Harvest Food Bank
Hours and food provided varies by program – See www.secondharvestetn.org/programs
Knoxville Dream Center – Mobile Food Pantry
Hours and food provided varies by program – See www.knoxvilledreamcenter.org/food-truck
Food in the Fort – Redeemer Church of Knoxville
4th Wed of each month, 9 – 11am
Washington Pike United Methodist Church
Thurs, 9 – 11am
Christ United Methodist Church
Mon/Tues/Thurs, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Farragut Christian Church
Thurs, 6 – 8pm
Bags of non-perishables (2 bags per family per month)
Faith Promise Church (Pantry of Promise)
(865) 251-2590 x 3002
3rd and 4th Tues of every month, 6 – 7:30pm
Ladies of Charity – Knoxville
Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 4pm