Governor Lee signed Executive Order (EO) #74 earlier today, which amends certain provisions of EO #70 and extends the Order through Wed., February 27, 2021.
Executive Order #74 is attached for your review, however, the following is a brief summary.
- Tennesseans should work from home where possible. “Persons are encouraged where appropriate to work remotely or via telework from home, where possible and advisable, and all employers and businesses are strongly urged to take steps to the greatest extent practicable to equip, encourage, allow, or require employees to work remotely or via telework from home where appropriate.”
- Places of worship,weddings, and funerals. “Places of worship are strongly encouraged to continue to utilize virtual or online services and gatherings and strongly encouraged to follow the Guidance for Gathering Together in Houses of Worship issued by the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives regarding in-person services that can be conducted safely.”
- Spectator sports and athletic activities. “Local education agencies and schools shall, notwithstanding any orders or provisions to the contrary, have the authority to permit, but are not required to permit, school sponsored sporting events and activities, provided that all such activities, including practices and games or competition, must be conducted in a manner consistent with COVID-19-related guidance and rules adopted by the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association.”