With attractions, large venues, restaurants, and retail spaces beginning to open, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a new executive order on Thursday, May 22, allowing gathers of up to 50 people -- which is up from the previous limit of 10 -- throughout Tennessee.
While this number has increased, we want to remind everybody — the reason that we have gotten here is because Tennesseans have been committed to social distancing. We can lift restrictions and open up our economy, but we can never forget that social distancing continues to mitigate the spread of this virus, which still exists in our communities. It still exists in our state. It's a public health threat, and we remember that as we go out, as we gather.