It's been several weeks since Governor Lee issued his "safer-at-home" mandate, shuttering non-essential businesses and encouraging everyone to stay quarantined at home to "flatten the curve" of the COVID-19 outbreak. Just a couple weeks ago, that mandate was extended to a stay-at-home order with potentially enforceable consequences, with additional businesses being closed. That order was originally supposed to expire tomorrow, but will now extend out until at least April 30th.
In addition to that news, the Governor mentioned that he is working on plans to begin re-opening the Tennessee economy in May, while pointing out that social distancing would need to continue until a vaccine or therapy was available.
There IS reason to be hopeful, however. Each of the last 10 days have seen single-digit increases in the number of positive cases, and hospital capacity across the state remains stable.
You can read more about the extended Executive Order and Governor Lee's statements today from FOX 17 Nashville here.