On June 29, 2020, Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 50 extending the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020. While this order is extended to all 95 counties in Tennessee, 6 counties, including Davidson, Knox, Hamilton, Shelby, Madison, and Sullivan Counties have implemented their own protocols issued by their local governments.
The order extends previous protocols that have been in place since the State of Emergency was first declared. The order urges Tennesseans to stay home whenever possible and limit social and recreational activity to no more than 50 people while wearing a face covering or mask.
Restaurants and bars are only allowed to serve to seated customers. These seats must be appropriately spaced and must follow the Economic Recovery Group Guidelines. There can be no patrons standing at or around the bar for service.
Restaurants and limited service restaurants that are allowed may still engage in takeout and delivery of alcohol to encourage customers to utilize takeout or delivery options.
Governor Lee also signed Orders 51 and 52 to extend the provisions for electronic government meetings and remote notarization and witnessing of documents.
Last modified: July 17, 2020