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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Town supports Knox County health department measures to combat spread of COVID-19

The Knox County Health Department has ordered the closure of bars and limited seating capacity in all Knox County restaurants to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Farragut Mayor Ron Williams and Town Administrator David Smoak support the mandate.

“We know this will put a strain on our local businesses, but we hope these additional measures will help us to get through this crisis faster,” Smoak says. “We support the health department in combating the virus through these new requirements.”

Mayor Williams encourages the community to follow health department directives like social distancing, frequent hand washing and staying home if you are sick. He also asks the community to continue to support Farragut eateries through the purchase of take-out food and the purchase of gift cards.

The Knox County Health Department will immediately begin enforcing these new requirements.

The latest information about Farragut closures and cancellations is available at and

For more information, contact PR & Marketing Coordinator Wendy Smith at 865-218-3371 or or Parks & Recreation Director Sue Stuhl at 865-218-3374 or

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.

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