Days after Tennessee Governor, Bill Lee, announced that businesses in 89 of the 95 counties would be allowed to open, he issued a new safer-at-home order for Tennessee!
The latest safer-at-home order went into effect on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 PM, May 29, 2020.
According to our news partner, FOX 17:
The Order states that certain businesses, organizations, or venues that offer close-contact personal services will remain closed, which includes the following: barbershops, hair salons, and nail salons, among other similar businesses.
According to the press release, the order also states that entertainment venues, recreational parks, and other gathering venues will remain CLOSED; including bars, night clubs and live performance concert venues!
Governor Bill Lee is also encouraging restaurants to continue carryout, curbside and delivery orders for food and alcohol!
A quick synopsis of what the new safer-at-home order entails provided by FOX 17:
Return to Work
Social gatherings of 10 or more remain prohibited
Places of worship, weddings and funerals
Staying at home when possible and limiting unnecessary activity still critically important to maintaining a healthy and economically vibrant Tennessee
Persons are urged to wear face coverings in public places
Nursing homes and similar facilities closed to visitors
Special care should be taken to protect vulnerable populations
Businesses should follow Health Guidelines and ERG Guidelines
Persons with COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home
Employers shall not require or allow employees with COVID-19 to work
Continued closure of certain businesses, organizations or venues
Take-out alcohol sales by restaurants and limited-service restaurants to continue to order to encourage carryout or delivery orders
Suspension of laws that would limit application of this Order
Executive Order Nos. 17, 21, 22, 23, 27, and 29
Executive Order No. 25
Term and effective
To see the official press release and read the entire safer-at-home order, CLICK HERE!