Tennessee Gov Won’t Extend Lockdown Past April 30th

The Tennessean reports:

Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday that his stay-at-home order will not be extended past April 30, and that some businesses around the state will begin reopening next week.

“For the good of our state, social distancing must continue, but our economic shutdown cannot,” Lee said at his Monday afternoon briefing. A governor-appointed, 30-member economic recovery group is working with industry leaders to ensure that some businesses can reopen as early as Monday, April 27.

But the green light to quickly reopen businesses doesn’t necessarily extend to Tennessee’s largest cities, where local authorities must still determine when restrictions can be eased. Lee said this office has not yet determined what types of businesses will be targeted to reopen first next week.