Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has extended Tennessee's state of emergency through August 29th due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent rise in infections. Lee signed three executive orders extending certain provisions and allowing for the continued suspension of various laws and regulations.
The state health department is reporting 42,297 COVID-19 cases and 592 related deaths as of June 29th. You can see the latest statewide updates by clicking here.
The extension continues to limit social and recreational gatherings to 50 people, except for places of worship, weddings and funerals. It also allows for electronic government meetings, remote notarization and allowing continued take-out and delivery alcohol sales. Additionally, the extension suggests:
What does it mean for you? Aside from how the order impacts your everyday life, it also sends a strong signal that this battle is far from over. Officials are less confident that the pandemic is slowing, and are growing more concerned that more problems are still to come. How that affects you, your household, and your finances, varies from person to person. Many Tennessee residents are beginning to realize how devastating this lengthy slow down can be to their finances, and the problems are real. Household bills continue to mount, government assistance is slow to arrive, the employment picture is sketchy, and plans for a return to near normal seems even further away.
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