Know Before You Go

“For the love” of Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains, we ask that you visit responsibly. The health and well-being of our hospitality community and visitors is a top priority. We want to provide a fun and safe environment for your vacation and your help is much appreciated.

Updated April 27, 2021

Tennessee State Governor, Bill Lee, has signed Executive Order 80, retiring the initial Tennessee Pledge businesses regulations, and officially declaring the end of COVID-19 as a public health emergency in the state of Tennessee.

In addition, Sevier County’s mask mandate also officially expired at 11:59 p.m. on April 15. Due to decreasing number of positive cases in the county and the widespread availability of the vaccine, city officials believe this has created suitable circumstances for the mandate to expire.

What this means

  • Masks are no longer required in public settings.
  • Businesses in Sevier County can maintain Covid-19 restrictions and regulations at their discretion for the safety and well-being of their employees and guests.
  • Citizens, employees, and visitors are encouraged to continue following and abiding by appropriate protocols to promote personal health and safety.

Tips for a Safer Trip

  • Maintain physical distance from other parties whenever possible. We encourage your group to stay together and maintain a physical distance of 6+ feet apart from others
  • Wash your hands frequently. A good 20 second scrub with soap and water goes a long way to stop the spread of germs and COVID-19.
  • The National Park Service has enacted safety measures for visiting Great Smoky Mountains National ParkCheck here for updates.

Everything is currently open except for the following

  • Christ in the Smokies (Closed Permanently)
  • World of Illusions (Closed Permanently)