Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday that he is issuing a statewide “safer-at-home” order to help stem the state's rapid spread of coronavirus by mandating the closure of all non-essential businesses.
An outbreak of the new coronavirus at a Tennessee nursing home has forced the facility to be temporarily closed for cleaning with dozens of residents and staff members sent into quarantine, Gov. Bill Lee’s office and a hospital said Sunday night.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s “hope and expectation” is that there will be no “elective” abortions performed in the state under an executive order that bars non-essential medical procedures to free up protective equipment for hospitals treating the coronavirus, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sought to downplay potential consequences amid multiple businesses reaching out to his administration warning that the state's reputation would suffer should the Republican enact an anti-LGBT adoption measure.
Tennessee lawmakers are poised to begin the 2020 legislative session, kicking off a busy next couple of months expected to be full of debates on criminal justice reform, abortion and other hot-button issues.