Exercise Facilities information was just released.
On April 28, Governor Lee added Exercise Facilities to its reopening plan "Tennessee Pledge." Find the information here. Find Guidelines here.
Update April 28, 2020 9:00 a.m.
No Date on Opening Salons, Barber Shops, Close-contact Services, Places of Worship, or Other Businesses Closed by Orders 21/27 Has Been Released by the Governor Yet
No additional guidance has been given by the Governor's office regarding when additional businesses may open. There is a lot of confusion due to the Knoxville/ Knox County information released yesterday along with the fake/false graphic that circulated social media last weekend.
Knox County is part of the State's six metro counties which have their own locally-run health departments. Blount County is part of the remaining 89 counties that are governed by the State and the statutes listed here during a pandemic. These counties do not have the authority to implement alternative plans to those issued by the Governor.
Here is what we know (check our previous post for downloads)
- Restaurants were able to open Monday at 50% capacity with restrictions. Carryout, curbside and to-go alcohol with food purchase was allowed to remain in place.
- Retail stores may open on Wednesday, April 29 with restrictions. All of this information can be found by clicking the blue links below.
Based on the Executive Order 29 released on the 24th and the Governor's Executive Order No. 29 Issued April 24 and the Governor's press conference, no close contact services will be allowed for a "couple of weeks."
In the April 27, Governor's bulletin, the following information was also included regarding elective procedures:
"On Friday, elective medical procedures will be allowed to resume so Tennessee nurses and other hospital workers can get back to work. Procedures like routine screenings and joint replacements are included in this first wave."
We anticipate further official clarification by the Governor on whether the non-essential businesses listed in Executive Order 21 that were closed until April 30 at 11:59 p.m. by Order 27 will remain closed by extension or if they will be allowed to reopen.
We will provide updates as soon as we have them, and appreciate everyone's patience as we work through the reopening guidelines from the Governor's office.
Released April 24, 2020 - Governor Lee introduces the "Tennessee Pledge" with guidelines for general business, retail and restaurants for a phased reopening. Read more