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Updated July 3

Guidance for Travelers

The state of Tennessee is in a continued state of emergency as declared by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in Executive Order No. 30, and contiued in Executive Order 50 until June 30. During this period, residents are encouraged to stay at home whenever possible and to wear a mask when in public and unable to keep a social distance of six feet. Retail locations and restaurant dining rooms are permitted to operate at full occupancy but appropriate social distancing will be highly encouraged and employees and customers will be encouraged to wear masks and follow all the guidelines laid out in statewide Tennessee Pledge. Travelers visiting Franklin and all of Williamson County are encouraged to continue practicing safe hygiene and appropriate social distancing practices, and are urged to review the Tennessee Pledge recommendations such as wearing masks and gloves while out in public.

The Facts

- Williamson County has had 1,226 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 658 of those currently active cases.

- June 29, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee isued Executive Order No. 50, superseding previous orders, and continuing a state of emergency through August 29 and urging residents to stay home when possible while allowing the reopening of retail and restaurant locations with a focus on social distancing, and limiting of entertainment, recreational, sports venues, and events to crowds over 50. 

- April 24, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and his Economic Recovery Team announced the Tennessee Pledge, a set of guidelines for industries across Tennessee to follow for safe operation while continuing to suppress the spread of COVID-19.

Latest News

Follow these for the latest real-time updates and information:

The Tennessee Pledge, the state of Tennessee’s roadmap to the reopening of businesses in 89 of the state’s 95 counties.

The Williamson County Health Department offers local facts and links to additional state and national resources, as well as local government closures and cancelations. 

The Tennessee Response & Statewide Resources from the office of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, with daily updates from the Governor’s office and locations of remote assessment sites. 

The Tennessee Department of Health has opened a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The number is 877-857-2945 and is available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central time.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide the latest updates on the national level, as well as several resources on what you can use to answer common questions about COVID-19. 

The U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control have issued advisories for travel to foreign countries with sizeable COVID-19 outbreaks:

The U.S. Department of State

Centers for Disease Control Travel Notices

The Nashville International Airport (which services Franklin) is continuing to implement continuous cleaning protocols that comply with CDC guidance. Find more about Nashville International Airport’s efforts on its website.

 

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