TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 29, 2020

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee today signed Executive Order 50 to extend the current state of emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to Aug. 29. The order continues the suspension of various laws and regulations to facilitate the treatment and containment of the virus, and encourages Tennesseans to limit activities, wear facial masks, work remotely when possible, and limit social gathering of 50 or more people, with some exceptions for churches, weddings and funerals. The governor also signed Executive Orders 51 and 52, which extend provisions that allow for electronic government meetings (subject to transparency safeguards) and remote notarization and witnessing of documents to Aug. 29. Read more from the Tennessean.