Proudly serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953.


The Arc Knox County is a nonprofit organization that is committed to providing programs and services for people with intellectual disabilities in Knox County; safeguarding their rights and protecting their welfare; and helping each individual achieve the highest possible level of personal growth and independence.

Sunshine Industries Announcement

Good afternoon friends and family members of The Arc Knox County, We will be welcoming our individuals back to Sunshine Industries in phases, beginning Monday June 1st. On the 1st we will be inviting back our individuals living in our Beta Residential homes and in our Independent Living Program. On June 8th we will welcome all individuals back to the agency. The health and safety of our individuals is our top priority, and with that in mind we have instituted the following protocols: • We ask that anyone who doesn’t feel well to please stay home • The facility will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before the return of our individuals • Temperatures will be checked at the door before entry of staff and Individuals • Individuals and staff will be required to wear masks • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building, as well as soap and water in all bathrooms • There will be no congregating in the breakroom • Breaks and lunch will be staggered, allowing plenty of space for social distancing • Breakroom and classroom spaces will be in compliance of the 6’ of separation recommendation. • All doorknobs and tables will be frequently cleaned and sanitized throughout the day • Vending machines, refrigerators, and microwaves have been eliminated to prevent cross-contact through touching of the devices. Any food brought for lunch or breaks needs to be ready to eat without heating. Please note that our individuals are not required to return on June 1st or June 8th. We encourage everyone to return when they and their families are ready. Welcome back, we have missed you!


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