COVID-19 Bulletin #8
Monday, March 30, 2020 | 05:00pm
Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 relief.
(Page link here.) Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3 p.m. CDT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here. Administration Actions Executive Order 22 – Statewide Safer at Home Order Today, Gov. Lee issued Executive Order 22, implementing safer at home guidelines in every Tennessee county to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect Tuesday, March 31 at 12:01 a.m. CDT and will extend to April 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. This is not a mandated shelter in place, but instead urges Tennesseans who are in non-essential roles to remain at home. The executive order restricts businesses that cannot safely operate during COVID-19 including businesses like barber shops, salons, recreational and entertainment outfits. It also provides for the continuation of essential businesses throughout every county to protect the economy. Unified Command Engaging Entrepreneurs Unified Command announced a partnership with LaunchTN to work directly with Tennessee businesses and entrepreneurs who are willing to switch production to make lifesaving PPE and medical supplies, as well as other important health care functions during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on COVID-19 in Tennessee, please visit the Tennessee Department of Health’s website here.