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Town of Farragut's Ongoing Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Important Information

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June 19, 2020 10:31 AM

The Knox County Board of Health voted to follow the Tennessee Pledge plan as of July 1. More information will be posted in late June.

Farragut Town Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Farragut Community Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Thursday. The Knox County Clerk and Trustee office located at Town Hall is also open.

Town of Farragut public meetings will continue to be held virtually during Phase 2. For information on viewing meetings and submitting comments, please visit townoffarragut.org/virtualmeetings. Additional information specific to each meeting and deadlines for submitting comments can be found on meeting agendas, which are available the Friday afternoon before each meeting at townoffarragut.org/agendas.

Farragut park playgrounds and the McFee Park Splash Pad will remain closed during Phase 2, but athletic fields are reopening for use by clubs. For complete details on the reopening of the Town’s parks, community center and athletic fields, please visit townoffarragut.org/DocumentCenter/View/5372/Phase-2-Reopening---Public-Regulations-Final. Community center classes and programming will be expanded as staffing allows. See farragutparksandrec.org for updated information.

The Fourth of July Parade has been canceled, but community participation in a new event, Festive Fourth at Home, is encouraged. The Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 25. Fun with the Fleet has been cancelled.

Farragut Municipal court is operating under guidelines outlined at tncourts.gov/node/6042449.

For more information, contact PR & Marketing Coordinator Wendy Smith at 218-3371 or wsmith@townoffarragut.org or Parks & Recreation Director Sue Stuhl at 218-3374 or sstuhl@townoffarragut.org.

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May 26, 2020 12:45 PM

In accordance with Knox County’s Phase 2 Reopening, Farragut Town Hall and Community Center will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, June 1. Town Hall is open by appointment beginning Tuesday, May 26; call 865-966-7057 to make an appointment. The Knox County Clerk and Trustee office located at Town Hall is closed during Phase 2. For information about other locations, call 215-2385. Knox County Health Department will re-evaluate the county’s status for the next phase of reopening by June 12.

Town of Farragut public meetings will continue to be held virtually during Phase 2. For information on viewing meetings and submitting comments, please visit townoffarragut.org/virtualmeetings. Additional information specific to each meeting and deadlines for submitting comments can be found on meeting agendas, which are available the Friday afternoon before each meeting at townoffarragut.org/agendas.

Farragut park playgrounds and the McFee Park Splash Pad will remain closed during Phase 2, but athletic fields are reopening for use by clubs. For complete details on the reopening of the Town’s parks, community center and athletic fields, please see Phase 2 Reopening Plan at townoffarragut.org/farragutphase2. Community center classes and programming will be expanded as staffing allows. See farragutparksandrec.org for updated information.

The Fourth of July Parade has been canceled, but community participation in a new event, Festive Fourth at Home, is encouraged. The Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 25. Fun with the Fleet has been cancelled.

Farragut Municipal court is operating under guidelines outlined at tncourts.gov/node/6042449.

For more information, contact PR & Marketing Coordinator Wendy Smith at 218-3371 or wsmith@townoffarragut.org or Parks & Recreation Director Sue Stuhl at 218-3374 or sstuhl@townoffarragut.org.

May 6, 2020 11:02 AM

In an effort to reduce community exposure to the COVID-19 virus, Farragut Town Hall and Community Center are closed to the public until further notice. The Knox County Clerk and Trustee office located at Town Hall is also closed; for more information about other locations, call 215-2385. Town of Farragut staff continue to report to work and provide services to the community. The Town’s permitting process continues online.

In response to Governor Bill Lee's executive order regarding virtual public meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Town of Farragut public meetings will be held virtually until further notice. For information on viewing meetings and submitting comments, please visit townoffarragut.org/virtualmeetings. Additional information specific to each meeting and deadlines for submitting comments can be found on meeting agendas, which are available the Friday afternoon before each meeting at townoffarragut.org/agendas.

In compliance with Knox County's phased reopening, Farragut parks are open for passive use only. All park playgrounds, athletic fields, courts and the McFee Park splash pad are closed through at least May 29. Beginning May 1, one restroom at each park will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The lower restroom at McFee Park (near the rectangle field) and the lower restroom at Mayor Bob Leonard Park (near the sand volleyball courts) will be open. Picnic pavilions are open to small groups (10 or fewer) on a drop-in or rental basis. Please practice social distancing in pavilions and on greenways and trails. Those who have rented pavilions, athletic fields and community center facilities can cancel reservations and receive a full refund through May 29. The Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo previously scheduled for May 9 has been postponed.

In response to the negative impact of COVID-19 on the business community, the Town has issued a Temporary Sign Order that allows Farragut businesses to have temporary signs. Read the provisions at townoffarragut.org/temporarysignorder. The temporary policy ends on June 1. For a list of Farragut restaurants, retail businesses and fitness facilities that are open, please see visitfarragut.org/farragutresourcesduringcovid19.

The Tennessee Supreme Court has approved the 6th Judicial District's reopening plan allowing the Farragut Municipal Court to have in-person hearings. Approved plans can be viewed at tncourts.gov/node/6042449. Anyone appearing for court who is exhibiting symptoms consistent with those known to be associated with the COVID-19 virus may be prevented from entering the courtroom or may be asked to leave the courtroom. Anyone cited to court, appearing as a witness, or desiring to attend any sessions of the Farragut Municipal Court in person for any reason that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus should contact the Court Clerk at 218-3363 or at jhatmaker@townoffarragut.org and make that fact known before appearing in court.

Updated information about Town Hall and community center activities is also available at farragutparksandrec.org.

To learn more about the local situation regarding COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, please see the following websites:

Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Tennessee Department of Health: tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html
Knox County Health Department: knoxcounty.org/health/coronavirus/

For more information, contact PR & Marketing Coordinator Wendy Smith at 218-3371 or wsmith@townoffarragut.org or Parks & Recreation Director Sue Stuhl at 218-3374 or sstuhl@townoffarragut.org.