Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces State Lifting Capacity Restrictions


Today, Governor Bill Lee along with the Economic Recovery Group announced they will be lifting the capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail 'to instead focus on social distancing best practices.'

This plan will go into effect on or after Friday, May 22nd. Guidelines will be released to, 'facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22nd and new Tennessee Pledge guidelines will be released early next week.'

However, this will not effect Davidson, Shelby, Madison, Hamilton, Knox, or Sullivan Counties that are continuing local guidance and county-specific reopening plans.

When it comes to the Large Attractions part of this, it will apply to those that can effectively practice social distancing that will protect both employees and customers. This includes racetracks, waterparks, amusement parks, theaters, and more!

Until this goes into effect, there are still restrictions on social gatherings of more than 10 for the time being.

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