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Governor Issues Order to Close Non-Essential Businesses

The Newspaper Will Continue to Operate

NASHVILLE (March 30) — Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order closing more businesses that are deemed non-essential. The list includes barber shops, hair salons, waxing studios, nail salons and spas, tanning salons, spas that provide body treatments, massage therapy, night clubs, bowling alleys, arcades, concert venues, theatres, auditoriums, race tracks, indoor children’s play areas, adult entertainment venues, amusement parks, roller or ice-skating rinks. He had already closed eat-in dining services, gymnasiums and fitness businesses, non-essential medical operations or procedures.
Media companies, including this newspaper, are considered essential services. Other essential services include health care facilities, human services operations, essential infrastructure operations, essential government functions, food and beverage production, organizations that provide charitable and social services, religious and ceremonial functions, gas stations and businesses needed for transportation, financial institutions, insurance entities, hardware and supply stores, critical trades, mail, post, and shipping and delivery, educational institutions, laundry services, restaurants for off-premises consumption, supplies to work from home, transportation, home-based care and services, residential facilities and shelters, manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries, hotels and motels and funeral services.

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