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.