The Knox County Health Department says cooler temperatures and flu season concerns them regarding COVID-19. Charity Menefee with the Health Department says “I think this is exactly what we’re talking about that we’re concerned about, the weather is getting a little cooler, and that’s gonna move people indoors… at a time when frankly there’s just a lot of fatigue with following the five core actions. People are tired of hearing about this, but whether we’re tired of talking about it or hearing about it the virus isn’t going away. We’re very concerned about what’s going to happen as we enter flu season.”
Menefee says everyone should continue to get tested for COVID-19 and follow the guidelines if you test positive. She also says it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot.