Flu Season–Covid-19 Update

As Flu Season approaches, it is even more important to do the following:

  • Practice frequent hand washing.
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Practice social distancing when possible.
  • Wear a mask when social distancing is not possible.
  • STAY HOME if you have a fever, cough or flu like symptoms.

CITY OF ROCKWOOD
FACILITIES COVID-19 UPDATE

BEGINNING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. 

City Staff (clerks/finance, recorder/administrator, building inspector) will be present to conduct day to day business by phone, through the night drop or by email. If customers need services or have issues that must be dealt with in person, please call 865-354-0611 and you will be assisted. Staff may meet customers in parking lot if necessary.
Property Taxes, Citations and other types of payments can be made online or may be placed in the night drop. Clerks can assist customers with payments over the phone.

The Building Inspector may be contacted by phone- 865-354-0611 ext. 819, cell- 865-340-5003 or may be emailed at buildinginspector@cityofrockwood.com.

“IN PERSON” CITY COURT IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Appearing in person for Rockwood Municipal Court is cancelled until further notice.
If a person has received a citation for violations concerning insurance, light law, registration, driver license, documentation may be provided to the court clerk prior to the court date. Any documentation may be emailed to susan.thomas@cityofrockwood.com.

Phone hearings with the judge on moving violations are being offered. If this option works for you, please call (865) 354-0611 to set up a time.  

Rockwood- Roane County Clerk- Tag & Registration Services are suspended until further notice. This site will be updated when clerk services resume.

POLICE & FIRE OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Calls will be taken during regular business hours. Obtaining a report or scheduling to see an officer can be arranged by calling 354-3388 during regular business hours. In case of an emergency, please dial 911.

ROCKWOOD LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS:

Due to online school needs and the needs of the public who may not have internet access, the library will remain open to the public with restrictions. The hours will remain 10-5 Monday through Friday. Social Distancing will be required. Computer use will be limited, and users are required to wear masks. Masks will be available to users who do not have them. Users must wash or sanitize hands upon entry to the library. Computers and books will be sanitized after each use.

ROCKWOOD GARAGE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice. Vendors and persons with other needs from the Public Works Department may call the office at 354-0184 to set up arrangements.

PARKS & RECREATION:

  • COMMUNITY CENTER is closed until further notice. Basketball sign ups will continue. However, the season will most likely be delayed, with practices not starting until January and games in February.  Being able to continue basketball will be dependent upon the COVID situation after the holidays.
  • COMPLEX is open for walking.
  • ROCKWOOD FOREST TRAILS is open.
  • TENNIS COURTS/BALL COURTS- Open Currently. (Subject to change)  
  • BRICKYARD SPRINGS –
  • TOM FULLER PARK- Open for fishing and boating. Social Distancing encouraged.

  GOLF COURSE: OPEN WITH RULES – Numbers of persons per cart may be limited. Carts are sanitized before and after each use and social distancing is enforced.

AIRPORT– Open with Social Distancing. Lobby Hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Staff is available on request after hours.

GARBAGE COLLECTION (WASTE CONNECTIONS) Existing Garbage Pick Up Rules Are Being Strictly Enforced Due to Corona Outbreak and Will Be Strictly Followed in the Future. All garbage must be in bags. Garbage inside cans should also be in bags and tied up. No loose garbage will be picked up.

These rules are all subject to change dependent upon current conditions of COVID-19.

The City of Rockwood encourages everyone to follow CDC guidelines by doing the following things: Practice social distancing, wear facial coverings, and follow proper prevention hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently and using alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.