Governor Bill Lee announced that he will allow Tennessee’s stay-at-home order to expire on April 30th – meaning most business in 89 counties will be able to re-open.
“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 Gov. 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.”CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THE MIGHTY 990 ON FACEBOOK – THE MID-SOUTH’S CONSERVATIVE BLOW TORCH!
The Lee Administration will work with Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox and Sullivan counties and their health departments as they plan their own re-open strategies.
“While I am not extending the safer at home order past the end of April, we are working directly with our major metropolitan areas to ensure they are in a position to reopen as soon and safely as possible,” said Lee. “Social distancing works, and as we open up our economy it will be more important than ever that we keep social distancing as lives and livelihoods depend on it.”
In other words, it’s not exactly clear at this moment when Shelby County will be back in business. Watch the governor’s press briefing below.
From one end of our state to the other, Tennesseans have taken this seriously & we are seeing their hard work and dedication to each other pay off.Plus: surge testing, phased reopening, and more from today’s #COVID19 briefing. https://t.co/tzXE2o4vtr pic.twitter.com/3k4psUlg7r
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) April 20, 2020