Governor Lee issues safer at home order

(WVLT/WTVF) -- Governor Bill Lee announced Monday that he was issuing a safer at home order.

Source: WMC

Tennessee had more than 1,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths as of March 30 due to the virus.

Lee said the order is not a shelter-in-place mandate, but he encouraged Tennesseans to stay at home when possible.

Essential travel

Travel related to Essential Activity or otherwise permitted by this Order
Travel related to performing Essential Services
Travel to care for the elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services.
Travel to and from outside of the State of Tennessee or
Travel required by law, law enforcement, or court order, including to transport children pursuant to a custody agreement.

Essential businesses/services

Health Care and Public Health Operations
Human Services Operations
Essential Infrastructure Operations
Essential Government Functions
Food and Medicine Stores
Food and Beverage Production and Agriculture
Organizations that Provide Charitable and Social Services
Religious and Ceremonial Functions
Gas Stations and Businesses Needed for Transportation
Financial Institutions and Insurance Entities
Hardware and Supply Stores
Critical Trades
Mail, Post, Shipping, Logistics, Delivery, and Pick-up Services
Educational Institutions
Laundry Services
Restaurants for Off-Premises Consumption
Supplies to Work from Home
Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations
Home-based Care and Services
Residential Facilities and Shelters
Professional Services
Manufacturing, Distribution and Supply Chain for Critical Products and Industries
Hotels and Motels
Funeral Services

The order goes into effect Tuesday 11:59 p.m.

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