Businesses To Start Reopening

With more than 400,000 unemployed, many Tennesseans have wondered when they would be able to return to work. Last week Governor Lee announced the first steps in Tennessee’s phased reopening of the economy–allowing restaurants and retailers to reopen this week.

Restaurants began reopening Monday, April 27 and retailers can begin reopening Wednesday, April 29. While these industries can reopen their doors, they can only operate at 50% capacity and are advised to abide by the “Tennessee Pledge” guidelines. The “Tennessee Pledge” is the state’s plan to encourage best practices for Tennessee businesses to keep employees and customers safe during the ongoing pandemic.

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