Gov. Lee during his Thursday, April 2 press briefing on COVID-19 announced Executive Order 23, which amends Executive Order 22 to require Tennesseans to stay home unless engaging in essential activities or essential services.
“I have updated my previous executive order to clearly require that Tennesseans stay at home unless they are carrying out essential activities.”, Gov. Lee said during his news briefing.
The amended order took effect immediately and shall remain in effect until 11:59 p.m., Central Daylight Time, on April 14, 2020.
Executive Order 22 urged Tennesseans to “stay at home when at all possible,” and ordered all non-essential businesses to close for two weeks. All remaining provisions of Executive Order 22 remain in full force and effect.
To view Executive Order 23, click here.
To view Executive Order 22, click here.
According to the order, state employees are considered essential employees.
Essential Government Functions also means all services provided by the State, the political subdivisions of the State, and boards, commissions, or agencies of government needed to ensure the continuing operation of the government agencies or to provide for or support the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
To view all services considered essential under Executive Order 22, view the attachment at the end of the order at this link: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee22.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3sKf3DpxOQu8tPlIV3Qdxx60pnakdX_UnY9WSFUHHHhTocjrn5qWlX8zc
For additional COVID-19 info and FAQ’s for state and higher education employees, click here.