SPIKES IN COVID-19 CASES MAY GET TENNESSEE (AND OTHER STATES) SHUT DOWN AGAIN

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It should come as no surprise that once states, including Tennessee, began relaxing the rules for staying home and restrictions on large gathering venues implemented to help COVID-19 die down, there would be a rise in cases.  That’s precisely what has happened.  With several states reporting the largest one day rise in cases recently, governments are re-thinking the whole ‘let’s open up’ idea.  As a result, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has extended the state of emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic through August 29.

Executive Order 50 allows the continued suspension of various regulations “in order to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.”

The order urges people to continue limiting activity and stay home when possible.

It also urges people to wear a face-covering when close to others and avoid gatherings of 50 or more.