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Gov. Lee Pushes Reopening Tennessee, Focus on Economic Recovery

Gov. Lee Pushes Reopening Tennessee, Focus on Economic Recovery – Ends Public Health Orders and Local Mask Authority. #Tennessee #ReopeningTennessee

Gov. Lee Pushes Reopening Tennessee, Focus on Economic Recovery

Gov. Lee Pushes Reopening Tennessee, Focus on Economic Recovery - Ends Public Health Orders and Local Mask Authority. #Tennessee #ReopeningTennessee
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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the end of statewide public health orders and signed Executive Order 80 to address economic and regulatory functions. EO 80 also ends the local authority to issue mask requirements in the 89 counties directed by the state health department.

“COVID-19 is now a managed public health issue in Tennessee and no longer a statewide public health emergency, as Tennesseans continue to get vaccinated, it’s time to lift remaining local restrictions, focus on economic recovery and get back to business in Tennessee.”

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EO 80 contains the following provisions and is effective through May 31, 2021:

Removing Local Mask Authority

While Tennessee has never had a statewide mask mandate, EO 80 removes the local authority for county mayors in 89 of the state’s 95 counties to require face coverings throughout their jurisdictions.

Gov. Lee has requested counties with independent health departments – Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox and Sullivan – that have remaining business restrictions or mask requirements to lift all measures no later than May 30.

Extending Deregulatory Provisions

EO 80 extends helpful deregulatory provisions to enable individuals, businesses and other organizations time to adapt their operations in anticipation of ending said provisions.

Maintaining Federal Funding

EO 80 maintains Tennessee’s access to federal funding, including SNAP benefits and cost reimbursements for the Tennessee National Guard’s testing and vaccination efforts.

In addition to EO 80, the following provisions are effective immediately:

Offering Walk-Up Vaccine Option

While the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be available to Tennesseans aged 16 and older by appointment, local health departments will now offer a walk-up option.

Retiring Optional Business Guidance

The Tennessee Pledge business guidelines issued at the start of COVID-19 have been officially retired.

Me personally, I will still be wearing a face mask for awhile, even if they lift the requirements. When we get off guard, there just possibly be another spike. This virus is so new and not much known about it. That even includes after I get my 2nd vaccine and become fully vaccinated 2 weeks after it has been administered to me.


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