Business restrictions being lifted in 89 Tennessee counties, Lee says

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Governor Bill Lee announced Tuesday that Tennessee’s state of emergency was extended through the month of October.

According to a release from the governor’s office, the order was extended through October with some adjustments.

“Tennessee’s response continues to be one of the most targeted in the country and a continued State of Emergency ensures we have access to additional federal funds, ensure our health care capacity is stable and loosen restrictions that would otherwise hinder our response time,” said Gov. Lee. “COVID-19 is still a serious problem and I encourage every Tennessean to continue social distancing and doing their part to make wise choices and help mitigate the spread of the virus.”

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