Kingsport Strong

Visit Kingsport is monitoring the rapidly-changing conditions of COVID-19 on every possible level. The safety and health of our residents and visitors is our top priority. We are in touch with local, state, national and international leaders in our industry so we are better equipped to serve our local tourism community through this crisis.  

We encourage you to follow the guidance of the health experts: 

Sullivan County Health Deprtment has launched a COVID-19 public information line. For more information feel free to call our hotline number at 423-279-2777. The information line will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

You may also call Ballad Health’s Nurse Connect at 833-822-5523 to be screened. This line is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Kingsport City Hall and Public Facing Departments changes to schedule – click here for updated information.

We will regularly update this page with travel-related closings, postponements and more.

For resources and updates from Your Kingsport Chamber & KOSBE, click here.

Resources from United Way of Greater Kingsport – Click here


  • Visit Kingsport offices, Visitors Center and Kingsport Chamber offices are closed until March 30th. Please call 423.392.8800 and leave a message for immediate assistance.
  • Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium: All park buildings—Nature Center, herpetarium, etc.—will be closed, but the park itself will remain open to the public. The Nature Center bathrooms, accessible from outside the building, will remain open.
  • Kingsport Aquatic Center: Closed until further notice. (Includes Kingsport YMCA Closed also)
  • Kingsport Carousel: Closed until further notice.
  • Kingsport Farmers Market: The market will delay its opening until Saturday, May 2.
    Click for contact info for many of the Market Vendors
  • Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts: All programs and classes are suspended.
  • Kingsport Public Library: The library will close to the public. Due dates on materials currently in possession will be extended, and late fees will not apply. Holds and donations will not be available during the closure. Visit for access to digital resources at any time, including e-books, audiobooks and other virtual programs.
  • Kingsport Parks and Recreation: All of Kingsport’s parks and on-site bathrooms will remain open to the public, but all programming including athletics are suspended. Lynn View Community Center and the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex will close. Ballfields, including Brickyard and Domtar Park, will also close.
  • Kingsport Senior Center: Closed until further notice
  • Renaissance Center: Closed until further notice

Unemployment Information – Click here

Businesses Now Hiring
Food CityBusiness Information Systems
KrogerChildress Commercial Property Maintenance
Biopure ServiceDoe River Gorge
Ballad HealthDollar General
WalmartDollar Tree
Walmart Neighborhood Market Durham Hensley Health & Rehab
The Wooden HangerGPM Investments LLC
CVS PharmacyHome Depot
Crothall HealthcareMcDonald’s
TN Dept. Of CorrectionsZaxby’s

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Throughout the Y’s history, we have been called upon to provide critical services during challenging or uncertain times. Many Tennessee YMCAs have been contacted by community leaders and emergency services about providing childcare for mission-critical staff.

With the support and assistance of local public health officials, the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA is offering a modified childcare beginning on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 for first responders, government officials, health care professionals and mission critical workers. For more information visit

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Download the Kingsport Strong Coloring Sheet – Color the picture and share your finished sheet using #KingsportStrong! Click here to download!

Boomtown & Co. is offering this shirt on their website – click here.

Proceeds from sales will go to Downtown Kingsport Association to assist downtown businesses during these difficult times.

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