Oak Ridge asks citizens to avoid in-person business, updates city service COVID-19 protocols

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) — City Manager Mark Watson is urging Oak Ridgers to conduct business over the phone and by mail whenever possible as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the city.

Most financial transactions can be handled electronically and via mail, according to a news release from the city. Those wanting to meet someone are asked to call the department’s extension directly.

Many of the

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Housing Forward checks into Oak Park hotel | Articles | News

Housing Forward has made a major stride in its battle to upend homelessness by entering into a year-long lease with the Write Inn. Housing Forward, which works to transition people experiencing homelessness into stable housing, will use the hotel to house clients in its interim housing program.

“We’re super excited,” said Lynda Schueler, Housing Forward executive director. “This is a game-changer for us.” 

The interim housing program provides temporary housing

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