The mayors of Sevier County and Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Pittman Center, and Sevierville have declared a State of Local Emergency for Sevier County, Tennessee. This declaration is executed by political subdivisions of government, both City and County, to comply with TEMA’s request to open the Sevier County Emergency Operations Center, to allow cities and the county financial flexibility and the opportunity to qualify for grants and/or loans and to possibly recoup expenditures related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“These are difficult times. Our normal lives have been disrupted. However, it is vitally important that everyone continues to follow the guidelines from the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health,” said the mayors. “We want to limit the spread of COVID-19 and this declaration helps us to do that.”