Gov. Lee to sign executive order allowing people to gather in groups of 50, up from 10


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL/WKRN) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Thursday that he will be signing an executive order that will allow groups of 50 people to gather at a time.

The previous order stated that only groups of 10 people could gather at a time.

Governor Lee said in part, “This executive order will allow groups of up to 50 people to participate in social or recreational activities up from groups of 10 to 50.”

This does not impact six of the state’s counties including Davidson, Shelby, Madison, Hamilton, Knox, or Sullivan Counties.

Governor Bill Lee and the Economic Recovery Group announced last week that, beginning May 22, they will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail “to instead focus on social distancing best practices.”

On Wednesday, guidelines to “facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22” were released.

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