April 21, 2020

Tennessee’s Safer at Home Order to expire April 30th

Phased reopening starts next week. #PolkStrong

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tennessee’s Safer at Home Order will expire on April 30, with the majority of businesses in 89 of the 95 counties allowed to reopen on May 1, Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday.

The order aiming to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 was initiallyissued on April 2. The governor explained that the change primarily surrounds businesses, and social distancing practices will stay in place.

“Our Economic Recovery Group is working with industry leaders around the clock so that some businesses can open as soon as Monday, April 27,” said Lee. “These businesses will open according to specific guidance that we will provide in accordance with state and national experts in both medicine and business.”

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