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*Coronavirus Update - Effective as of March 14th 

*Beginning immediately, the City of Chattanooga will suspend all public access and activities at the Eastgate Senior Center and cancel all city-sponsored senior activities until further notice. The CDC has stated that one population at serious risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 are those who are ages 60 and older.

We will also indefinitely suspend the approval of permits for public gatherings and are taking the steps to cancel all currently planned public events. The CDC suggests avoiding crowds as a way to help slow or stop the spread of COVID-19.

Additionally, the City of Chattanooga will suspend all public access and activities at all Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Centers and Chattanooga Library branches beginning on Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Events at the Tivoli Theatre, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, and Walker Theatre are also postponed until further notice.

Department Administrators have created a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) that protects employees and residents and continues to provide a level of service to the best of our ability in the face of this emergency.*


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The Warner Park Pool open! Please see the above flyer for the rules and regulations!


Ribbons of Hope

During these hard times, we want to be sure to support those who risk their lives each and every day. The Department of Youth & Family Development would like to you to participate in our Ribbons of Hope Campaign. In honor of our emergency responders and other essential workers (including volunteers), we are placing ribbons in our front yard for them to see as they as they pass by.

Join us. We are in this together!


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Still need assistance with your homework? We are still providing online tutoring and homework assistance from our academic staff! Be sure to either call the number listed on the flyer or log on virtually through Google Hangouts: Click Here 



Looking for more information about our programs? Check out some more information about our Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program! Be sure to go to the Office of Family Empowerment tab!



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For students seeking information about public health in their state, we have created state-specific guides that answer important questions, such as:

  • Which public health professions exist in my state? - An outline of the professions, internships, and fellowships available
  • How do I pay for school? - A list of scholarships for students pursuing public health degrees in each state
  • Where should I work? - Employment data for each major metropolitan area in the state, and statewide resources for area professionals.

For more information check out the links below!

Public Health Careers

Public Health Degrees


501 W. 12th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402 (map)

Lurone "Coach" Jennings


Eric McKenzie
Executive Assistant
Email: emckenzie@chattanooga.gov
(423) 643-6402
(423) 643-6437 (fax)


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