Emergency restrictions & orders: What’s been declared in Middle Tennessee, Kentucky so far



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A look at the cities and counties in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky that have issued emergency restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

These restrictions include: State of Emergency declarations, “Stay at Home”, “Shelter at Home” and “Safer at Home” orders.


Coffee County

Status: “Shelter at Home”Read More

Citizens of Tullahoma are respectfully requested to shelter at home.

Mayor Lane Curlee says they’re hoping to reduce the strain on regional healthcare resources as much as possible. The order enacts a curfew from 9 pm until 6 am each day. And all non-essential businesses are ordered to close starting at 6 pm Tuesday evening (3/24).

Davidson County

Nashville/Davidson County
Status: “Safer at Home” Read More

UPDATE (3/31): Mayor John Cooper has extended Nashville’s ‘Safer-at-Home’ order through April 24.

Dickson County

Status: “State of Emergency”

On March 20, Dickson County issued a State of Emergency. A release from Mayor Bob Rial stated, “It has been our goal in Dickson County to remain ready and prepared to battle this pandemic and the challenges it has presented. With this Declaration of Emergency, I am asking citizens to adhere to the CDC guidelines to limit exposure to themselves and others, and to blunt the spread of this virus. Our priority is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our community.”

Lawrence County

Status: “State of Emergency”

UPDATE (4/1): Lawrence County and the city of Lawrenceburg are going into a State of Emergency effective at midnight.

Maury County

Status: “State of Emergency”Read More

Mayor Chaz Molder and City Manager Tony Massey issued an executive order that formally declared a State of Emergency for the City of Columbia. Following Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 17, The City of Columbia will adhere to recommendations and mandates handed down by the Governor.

Montgomery County

Citizens of Clarksville, Montgomery County are asked to shelter at home, except when engaging in essential activities or services as defined in the orders. The new orders take effect at 12:01 a.m. April 1, and shall remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. April 8, at which time the order can be extended by seven days. – Read More

Robertson County

Status: “Shelter in Place” recommended – Read More

The City of Springfield issued a strong recommendation to “Shelter in Place” following the executive order signed this morning by Governor Bill Lee. This is not a mandate at this time; however, we are strongly encouraging citizens and employers to act responsibly. For detailed recommendations, view the recorded news conference available on the city’s website

Rutherford County

To follow updates from Rutherford County you can visit their COVID-19 page here.

Status: “State of Emergency” Read More

(UPDATE: 4/10) Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland issued a renewed order, amending the local ‘State of Emergency’ for the City of Murfreesboro in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The renewed order went into effect at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, and remains in effect until April 14.

Murfreesboro City Hall will be closed to the public, effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until further notice. Critical operations will continue

Sumner County

Status: “Safer at Home” – Read More

Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt has ordered all businesses that do not perform essential services to close for at least one week and urges people to stay in their homes. The order went into effect on Tuesday, March 24 and lasts for 7 days, but could be extended.

UPDATE (3/27): Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt has extended his “Safer at Home” Order, urging residents to stay home for another week amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

UPDATE (3/30): Mayor Holt has extended the “Safer at Home” order through April 7.

UPDATE: (4/10: Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt extended the county’s “Declaration of Emergency” through April 16. At least 20 deaths have been reported in Sumner County with 389 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Status: “State of Emergency”Read More

Hendersonville’s State of Emergency is currently running through April 2.

Williamson County

To follow updates from Williamson County you can visit their COVID-19 page here.

Status: “State of Emergency”Read More

The City of Brentwood has declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. The executive order closes dining service inside restaurants and bars across Brentwood, as of Saturday, March 21, 2020. Gyms and fitness centers in the city limits are also directed to close. Other businesses and individuals are urged to limit operations and daily activities in accordance with CDC guidelines regarding public gatherings and social distancing.    

Status: “Stay at Home”Read More

UPDATE (3/31): Mayor Dr. Ken Moore renewed Franklin’s “Stay at Home Order.” The order continues to close non-essential businesses. Residents throughout the City of Franklin are required to stay home when possible and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for non-essential purposes. Until further notice, all businesses not performing essential services have been ordered closed for seven days beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, and is subject to renewal and/or modification.

Wilson County

Status: “State of Emergency”Read More

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Wilson County, TN Mayor Randall Hutto declared a State of Emergency.

Status: “State of Emergency”Read More

(UPDATE: 3/29) Mayor Bernie Ash has issued an extension of a state of emergency for the city of Lebanon in response to the coronavirus.

Mt. Juliet
Status: “State of Emergency”Read More

A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Mt. Juliet in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



To find the latest from Governor Andy Beshear, click here.

Christian County

Status: Multiple closingsSee the full list of what’s closed in Hopkinsville.

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