TN salons, barbershops to remain closed in May with new Safer at Home order


NASHVILLE, Tenn.--

Governor Bill Lee has released details regarding a new Safer At Home Order in Tennessee.

The latest Safer-At-Home order will be effective as of 12:01 p.m. April 29, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m., May 29, 2020.

The Order states that certain businesses, organizations, or venues that offer close-contact personal services will remain closed, which includes the following: barbershops, hair salons, and nail salons, among other similar businesses.

The Order also states that entertainment, recreational, and certain other gathering venues will remain closed including bars, night lubs and live performance venues.

Restaurants are encouraged to continue carryout or delivery orders for food and alcohol under the new order.

Gov. Lee declared a continuing state of emergency to facilitate the response to COVID-19 and ordered the following statewide:

  1. Return to Work
  2. Social gatherings of 10 or more remain prohibited
  3. Places of worship, weddings and funerals
  4. Staying at home when possible and limiting unnecessary activity still critically important to maintaining a healthy and economically vibrant Tennessee
  5. Persons are urged to wear face coverings in public places
  6. Nursing homes and similar facilities closed to visitors
  7. Special care should be taken to protect vulnerable populations
  8. Businesses should follow Health Guidelines and ERG Guidelines
  9. Persons with COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home
  10. Employers shall not require or allow employees with COVID-19 to work
  11. Continued closure of certain businesses, organizations or venues
  12. Take-out alcohol sales by restaurants and limited-service restaurants to continue to order to encourage carryout or delivery orders
  13. Local orders
  14. Suspension of laws that would limit application of this Order
  15. Executive Order Nos. 17, 21, 22, 23, 27, and 29
  16. Executive Order No. 25
  17. Severability
  18. Term and effective

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee says he will issue a new Safer At Home Order addressing businesses which have not been cleared to reopen and social distancing.

The current order is set to expire on April 30, lifting some restrictions which previously affected public gatherings and businesses in the retail and restaurant sectors. Restaurants were able to open at 50% capacity on Monday and will be followed by retail on Wednesday and gyms on Friday.

Gov. Lee says he is confident businesses and citizens will follow the "Tennessee Pledge," guidelines reflecting the best practices in continuing to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Governor Lee stated the new order will address such close contact businesses as salons and hairdressers along with potential restrictions on social gatherings..

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