The Hill reports:
In an address to Tennesseans on the governor’s website, Bill Lee called on state residents to avoid holiday gatherings without anyone outside of their immediate household and noted that public gatherings would be limited to 10 people under the order. Places of worship and some other activities will be exempt, he added.
“It only took a matter of days to see gatherings around Thanksgiving translate into a record level of sickness. Tennessee cannot sustain a similar surge after Christmas or New Year’s. Tonight, I am asking you to make some hard decisions,” Lee said. The state’s health director said this weekend that Tennessee now has the highest infection rate of any state in the country.
Sounds like he just canceled Christmas.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Sunday announced new social gathering restrictions while still refusing to implement a mask mandate…in a state experiencing the highest new cases per capita in the country. https://t.co/Q4UzHkCbuu
— Kimberlee Kruesi (@kkruesi) December 21, 2020