MARCH 2020 | Vol. 6, Issue 3
What's Happening in Oak Ridge!
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has very much consumed the month of March. Many city events have been canceled, facilities have closed, and kids are home from school. We're still working and we want you to know what's going on and what you can do to protect yourself from this ever-changing virus.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an order Monday, March 30, directing Tennesseans to stay home unless engaging in essential activities in order to limit their exposure to and spread of coronavirus or COVID-19.
The public health situation is rapidly changing, here are the latest updates affecting City facilities.
Our Community is Continuing to Work
Looking around our community today, it is impossible to miss the impact of COVID-19. Schools are closed, restaurants are now drive-thru, some businesses are closed, and people are sheltered away from their friends.

While spending time outdoors is encouraged for your mental health, the City of Oak Ridge wants its residents to remember to continue to social distance even on the trails, at city parks and in open spaces.
As more people take steps to keep their areas clean, more people are using sanitary wipes to do so but they’re not all disposing of them the way they should be.

You should not flush any type of wipe , diapers or training pants, pet litter, paper towels, facial tissues, food, and/or sanitary or hygiene products.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed more than 1,800 cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee.

Tennesseans are encouraged to take routine precautions used in guarding against respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing 
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands 
  • Stay home if you are sick 
  • Stay away from people who are sick
If you're looking for full-time or seasonal employment, the City of Oak Ridge is still accepting online applications!

Visit and click the tab at the top right that says EMPLOYMENT .

If you haven't responded yet, respond online now. Use the Census ID from your invitation or provide your address when you start the questionnaire. Or, if you received a paper questionnaire, fill it out and mail it back (you can respond online if you prefer). Be sure to include everyone you expect to live in your home on April 1.