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Chart summarizes surge in COVID-19 positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths over the last week and 30 days as of Jan. 9 for Blount County, its surrounding counties and for Tennessee.

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Blount county Restaurant Health Scores
Blount County Restaurant Health Scores

Perfect Scores

• Twisted Sister Juice Bar, 742 Watkins Road, Maryville

• The Casual Pint, 721 Watkins Road, Maryville

• Townsend Elementary School Food Service, 140 Tiger Drive, Townsend

• The Dancing Bean, 7142 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend


• Panda Express, 506 Foothills Plaza Drive, Maryville: 99. Violation: ice buildup around door and floor of walk-in freezer.

• McDonald’s, 2315 Market Place Drive, Maryville: 99. Violation: ice buildup inside door of walk-in freezer.

• Irish Pub, 1720 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville: 98. Violations: cutting board with deep, blackened grooves; light banister in kitchen area not properly covered.

• Irish Pub Bar, 1720 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville: 99. Violation: no sanitizer test strips on hand.

• Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 1724 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville: 96. Violations: dirty wet wiping cloths laying on food preparation surface; plastic spoons turned in different directions in holder; cutting board in ice cream area had deep, blackened grooves; ice buildup in walk-in freezer; old food and grime buildup on floor underneath equipment.

• Townsend Pancake House, 7767 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend: 94. Violations: no items in refrigerator date marked; rust on outside of walk-in cooler.

Editor’s Note: All Tennessee restaurant scores can be viewed at inspec tions.myhealthdepartment.com/tennessee. Once on the site, restaurants can be searched or filters — such as date range, inspection purpose and county — can be applied to all inspections. The site will give a list of all inspections and scores. The PDF used by health inspectors also can be viewed for all inspections.

Today's Bible Verse

Submitted by Judy Denton, Friendsville

But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Psalm 4:3