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On March 30, 2020, Governor Lee issued two (2) new Executive Orders (Nos. 21 & 22). I want the citizens of Thompson’s Station to specifically be aware of and adhere to the Governor’s orders, which generally provide for the following:
In Executive Order No. 21, businesses or organizations that perform close-contact personal services and entertainment or recreational gathering venues shall not be open to members of the public.
In Executive Order No. 22, all persons in Tennessee are urged to stay at home, except for when engaging in Essential Activity or Essential Services as defined in the Order.
I encourage everyone to read the entire Executive Orders. They can be found on the Town’s website. Our priority is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our community.
Executive Order 21 (PDF)
Executive Order 22 (PDF)
What is the safer at home guidance?
On March 30, 2020, 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 went into effect Tuesday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m. CDT and will extend to April 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
- EO21 closes certain close-contact businesses and entertainment and recreational venues that cannot safely operate during COVID-19 including businesses like barber shops, salons, recreational and entertainment outfits. A full list of these businesses can be found here.
- EO22 permits the continuation of essential businesses identified in the Attachment to EO22, while temporarily closing businesses that are not essential.
- EO22 is not a mandated shelter in place, but instead urges Tennesseans who are not engaging in essential activity and/or working in businesses performing essential services to remain at home.
- EO22 further requires businesses and persons performing essential services to follow CDC heath guidelines and practices to the greatest extent possible, and to utilize telework and work from home where possible.
Why did the governor implement ‘safer at home’ guidance?
- COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis. The Governor’s goal is to keep the public, and especially vulnerable populations, safe while maintaining access to essential services and activities.
- These measures will implement safer at home guidelines in every county in our state to better our approach to social distancing while also protecting the livelihood of Tennesseans.
How do I know if a business is “essential”?
- You can find a list of essential businesses here.