Welcome to Claiborne County, Tennessee!

Claiborne County TN Mayor Joe Brooks,
Claiborne County Mayor Joe Brooks

I would like to welcome you to Claiborne County.  Claiborne County is in upper East Tennessee and is home to the area known as Cumberland Gap, where Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky meet.  During the early days of our country, Cumberland Gap was known as the “Gateway to the West”.  Today I would like to invite you to visit Claiborne County and let it be the gateway to your future.  Claiborne County is one of the most picturesque counties in the state.  It is home to the Powell River, the cleanest river is the United States, beautiful Norris Lake, Lincoln Memorial University and the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.  If you are looking for opportunities for your future   Come to visit, Come to stay!

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On Friday, November 20, 2020, Mayor Joe Brooks issued a county-wide mask mandate beginning on Tuesday, November 24th running through Thursday, December 31st.  As of Thursday, December 31st, that mandate has been extended until January 31, 2021. The full Executive order can be found below 

Beginning December 7th, the Claiborne County Health Department will have new COVID-19 testing times, listed below, as they prepare for the COVID vaccine. Also, days/times may be adjusted as needed to accommodate vaccine clinic needs.
• Tuesday’s 8:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
• Wednesday’s 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
• Friday’s 8:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Individuals can call 423-626-4291 to schedule a testing appointment. The testing is available at no charge and is available to anyone.
This week they will not be testing on Thursday, December 3rd. 


COVID-19 Daily Count 

January 14, 2021
Total cases: 1,987
Recovered: 1,726
Active: 240
Negative Tests: 19,635
Deaths: 21