Tennessee: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
Originally in effect untill April 14, 2020, the stay at home orders in the state was extended to April 30, 2020. However, city and county level orders were also issued, and therefore any regulation that considered to be superseding state laws must be confirmed at the local level.
On June 29, 2020, Governor Lee has announced an extension of the State of emergency until August 29, 2020. To ensure safety and containment of COVID-19, Governor Lee also issued orders to allow electronic meetings and remote notarization while limiting any other activities.
October 2020 Update: During a recent announcement, governor Lee has announced a supplemental employer recovery grant. This grant is planned to help all the businesses that have dealt with loss in business due to costs related to safety practices such as purchase of protective equipment, contactless equipment, social distancing measures, etc.
Governing Body: The Office of Governor Bill Lee
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FAQs: Tennessee Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic
At the county level, the orders issued by Knox county, separate city and county orders in designating construction related to home repair. The Knox county order mentioned “home and business structure repair” and “essential building maintenance” to be a part of essential services.