Tennessee governor issues stay-at-home order

On March 30, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) issued an executive order closing nonessential businesses and requiring individuals to remain in their homes except for essential activities.

Lee’s order is effective from March 31 through April 14. Schools are scheduled to remain closed through April 24.

Twenty-eight states have issued stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders to residents. Six of those orders are set to last until modified or rescinded by the governor, while the other 22 announced end dates.

Although the names of the orders—shelter-in-place, stay-at-home, stay home, stay safe—vary from state to state, they include at least two common elements: the closure of nonessential businesses and requesting all residents to stay home except for essential trips.



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Joel Williams

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