Franklin Mayor Ken Moore announced a revision to the Declaration of Emergency order he issued a few weeks ago, to be consistent with Gov. Bill Lee’s Tennessee Pledge guidelines he put forth Friday morning.
The new order remains the same with the exception of retail and restaurants opening next week. The order for those businesses will expire Sunday at midnight. The mayor’s stay-at-home order is in effect until Tuesday and is subject to renewal and/or modification.
Under the governor’s executive order, restaurants will be allowed to re-open on Monday, but must operate at 50% capacity and must follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Additionally, restaurants must follow all safeguarding protocols and safeguarding guidance set forth in the Tennessee Pledge and Reopening Tennessee Responsibly guidelines.
Retail establishments will be allowed to re-open Wednesday, but must operate at 50% capacity and must follow all CDC guidelines. Additionally, retail establishment must follow all safeguarding protocols and safeguarding guidance set forth in the Tennessee Pledge and Reopening Tennessee Responsibly Guidelines.
All gyms and exercise and fitness facilities and businesses that provide close personal care within the city shall remain closed until further notice from the governor’s office.
“The city of Franklin is following the state guidelines and Gov. Lee’s phased plan to reopen the businesses in our state,” Moore said. “We commend the governor’s approach to follow the data and to create a phased approach to reopening the state and keeping our residents safe.
“We are awaiting the governor’s orders for details on more businesses and will keep our residents informed of any new developments. We will continue to watch the number of Williamson County COVID-19 cases as we move into each phase of reopening."
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