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Tullahoma Mayor tells residents to shelter at home immediately

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TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tullahoma Mayor Lane Curlee is calling for city residents to shelter at home with a newly signed executive order. 

According to a press release, the order goes into effect immediately and orders the following:  

  1. This proclamation orders citizens to shelter at home and enacts a 9 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. curfew beginning Monday  
  2. Closes all businesses effective 6 pm tomorrow, except for businesses deemed essential services, and;  
  3. Provides the list of exceptions for services deemed essential. 

“It is necessary to restrict the activities of businesses and individuals in Tullahoma in order to protect the public health of the citizens of Tullahoma and Coffee County,” Mayor Curlee said. “We want to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, to bend the curve, and to disrupt the spread of the virus, with the goal of saving lives and reducing strain on regional healthcare resources as much as possible.” 

Many essential businesses are exempt from this order, including: 

  • Federal and state offices and services, and private companies or individuals performing under federal, state, or local government contracts; 
  • Essential government functions including, but not limited to, law enforcement, public transportation, and businesses that provide government programs and services; 
  • Companies providing media, communication and telecommunication services; 
  • Grocery and beverage stores, farmers markets, food banks, caterers, convenience stores selling food, agriculture, food manufacturing and processing, feed mills, and other businesses that directly support the food supply, including but not limited to farming, livestock, and food cultivation; 
  • Health care, mental and behavioral health, biomedical research, laboratory services, and other businesses that directly support the healthcare industry including, but not limited to, health information technology, staffing, and supplies; 
  • Sanitation and waste removal; 
  • Energy, water, and sewage businesses and services; 
  • Pharmacies, medical supply, and other businesses that directly support the drug and medical supply pipeline; 
  • Vehicle fuel, support, and service stations, vehicle parts and repair businesses, and vehicle sales, leasing and rental businesses; 
  • Banks, savings and loans, insurance companies, accounting businesses, and other business that directly support the insurance and financial services sectors; 
  • Real property marketing, leasing, purchase, and sale services; 
  • Legal and judicial services; 
  • Laundromats, laundry, and cleaning services; 
  • Home and business structure and equipment repair, hardware, building supply, and appliance sale and repairs; 
  • Warehousing and storage facilities; 
  • Construction, architectural, engineering, or surveying services; 
  • Product logistics, transport, and distribution businesses; 
  • Parcel transportation and delivery businesses; 
  • Veterinary and pet supply business and services; 
  • Home and business cleaning and maintenance services; 
  • Educational institutions, public and private K-12 schools, private colleges and universities, trade schools, post-secondary, and technical colleges, but only as needed to facilitate online or distance learning and essential functions; 
  • Landscaping and nurseries; 
  • Production, distribution, and sale of household consumer goods such as cleaning and personal care products; 
  • Essential building maintenance and security; 
  • Individuals whose job functions require them to be at their work location and who are essential to preserving the information systems, accounting, and human resource infrastructures of any business which is otherwise in substantial compliance with this order; 
  • Daycare and childcare businesses shall remain open and should prioritize children of parents working for essential infrastructure sectors, businesses, or service providers to the extent practicable; 
  • Nonprofit entities providing support and assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and 
  • Other businesses and services that may be determined are essential for the continued safety and security of the City of Tullahoma and Coffee County. 

The Mayor urges residents to practice good hygiene, stay home if you are sick, and designate a quarantine room in your house in case you would become ill. Mayor Curlee also recommends designating someone who could bring you supplies, if you become sick.  

The full proclamation can be found here. 


Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.

Tennessee Dept. of Health Confirmed Cases

(This only reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST. For updated totals listed by agencies across Tennessee visit WKRN.com)

County# of Cases
Anderson10
Bedford8
Benton4
Bledsoe2
Blount34
Bradley21
Campbell5
Cannon4
Carroll6
Carter3
Cheatham12
Chester6
Claiborne2
Clay1
Cocke1
Coffee4
Cumberland23
Davidson 741
DeKalb5
Dickson22
Dyer7
Fayette18
Fentress1
Franklin12
Gibson8
Giles3
Grainger3
Greene16
Grundy12
Hamblen4
Hamilton70
Hardeman6
Hardin 2
Hawkins9
Haywood2
Henry4
Hickman1
Houston2
Humphreys3
Jackson3
Jefferson6
Johnson2
Knox99
Lauderdale2
Lawrence3
Lewis2
Lincoln5
Loudon13
Macon7
Madison19
Marion16
Marshall4
Maury21
McMinn 3
McNairy3
Meigs2
Monroe6
Montgomery46
Morgan4
Obion2
Overton2
Perry3
Polk3
Putnam52
Roane5
Robertson51
Rutherford140
Scott3
Sequatchie2
Sevier13
Shelby689
Smith3
Stewart1
Sullivan 18
Sumner301
Tipton31
Trousdale7
Unicoi1
Union1
Warren1
Washington22
Wayne2
Weakley1
White2
Williamson239
Wilson 82
Residents of other states/countries218
Pending63
Total Casesas of (4/4/20)3,321

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