COVID-19 update Chattanooga, TN — Jan. 4

BinaxNOW COVID-19 home tests are currently out of stock at the health department, keep an eye out for restock updates. | Photo via Shutterstock

As we enter into the new year, COVID-19 protocols are changing rapidly to curb the spread of the Omicron variant in Chattanooga. Here’s what’s new:

Statewide changes

The Hamilton County Health Department will continue to update COVID-19 data daily

Hamilton County updates

  • At this time, Hamilton County has no plans to reinstate mask mandates amid COVID-19 case surge.

COVID-19 test kit availability

Visit the TN Department of Health’s testing website for information on COVID-19 testing sites, hours of operation, and scheduling.

Booster doses + primary vaccinations

  • Boosters and primary vaccinations are offered at the Tennessee Riverpark vaccination site, Birchwood + Sequoyah Health Clinics, and pediatric vaccines at the E. 3rd St. facility — no appointments necessary
  • Check the Hamilton County Health Department’s online vaccination calendar for more information. 
  • For information on booster shot eligibility, visit the CDC’s website for frequently asked questions. 

By the numbers

Hamilton County as of Mon., Jan. 3

  • New cases: 492
  • Total number of cases: 72,027
  • Total number of vaccinations: 197,463 (54%)

*These numbers reflect Hamilton County residents who have been fully vaccinated. 

Tennessee as of Wed., Dec. 29 

  • New cases: 12,858
  • Total number of cases: 1,412,302
  • Total number of vaccinations: 8,673,321 (57.9%)