Change in Phases/ Scheduling System Update from County Executive

Hello, this is Ron Woody, Roane County Executive, with a Tuesday, February 16th 3:30 pm update.

Good news again today. The State will change phases of vaccination eligibility effective Monday, February 22nd moving down to ages 65 and up and moving into phase 1b. Both moves are now on the third phase of Age-Based and Risk Based.

Phase 1b includes K-12 and child care staff along with First Responder Operational Personnel.

The State’s COVID appointment scheduling system is now LIVE. If you signed up by way of SignUpGenius, the State is working through that list to schedule folks so they will not have to re-register; however, the link to the SignUpGenius pages have been deactivated.

If you go to which, is the same website as SignUpGenius, you can sign up to schedule your vaccination at this website.

The percentage of our population that has received the first dose is 8.26% (4,475), and the percentage of fully vaccinated is 3.80% (2,059).

The percentage of Roane and the adjacent counties are running from a low of 7.44% of first doses to 14.11%, and fully vaccinated is running from 3.36% to 7.11% of their respective population.

Yesterday, our positive rate was 16% with eight (8) positives of 50 reported testes.

We had 200 active cases, which is 4%.

Our deaths are at 95.

County Population 1 Dose Population Both Doses
Sevier 7.85% 3.16%
Blount 9.48 6.22
Loudon 12.70 4.91
Roane 8.26 3.80
Morgan 10.55 5.13
Cumberland 14.11 7.11
Rhea 8.83 5.00
Meigs 12.70 5.78
McMinn 7.44 3.36
Knox 10.13 4.86

Again, good news. Our phases are changing and will be effective on Monday, February 22nd. So, if you are 65 and older or in the Phase 1b, you can start signing up now.

Thanks for tuning in.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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