The Club’s upcoming drive scheduled for Saturday, April 11 has been canceled due to COVID-19. However, the drive will be rescheduled for a later date.
Today, Governor Bill Lee issued a two-week statewide order closing non-essential businesses and telling Tennesseans to stay home in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The “safer at home” order, filed this afternoon, enacts similar restrictions put in place by mayors in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and governors in at least 30 other states. In recent days, some smaller cities in Tennessee have also implemented such orders.
The order takes effect at 11:59 pm. Tuesday and lasts through April 14, during which time only essential businesses are to continue operating and residents are to stay home “as much as possible,” per Executive Order 22, which was being filed today with the Secretary of State’s office.
Traveling should be limited to health and economic reasons only to prevent the spreading of this deadly virus further. The first case was announced March 5 and as of today, March 30, there are 1,834 cases in the state, including 13 deaths and 148 hospitalized.
Stay healthy and stay safe.
A.L.F.A. Inc of Tennessee