City of Franklin revises state of emergency order, allows businesses to open

Mayor Ken Moore renewed and revised the state of emergency order for the city of Franklin April 24, allowing restaurants and retailers to open this week following the guidelines laid out by Gov. Bill Lee in his Tennessee Pledge plan announced last week. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mayor Ken Moore renewed and revised the state of emergency order for the city of Franklin April 24, allowing restaurants and retailers to open this week following the guidelines laid out by Gov. Bill Lee in his Tennessee Pledge plan announced last week. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mayor Ken Moore renewed and revised the state of emergency order for the city of Franklin April 24, allowing restaurants and retailers to open this week following the guidelines laid out by Gov. Bill Lee in his Tennessee Pledge plan announced last week. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mayor Ken Moore renewed and revised the state of emergency order for the city of Franklin April 24, allowing restaurants and retailers to open this week following the guidelines laid out by Gov. Bill Lee in his Tennessee Pledge plan announced last week.



Under the governor’s guidelines and the mayor’s revised state of emergency order, restaurants are allowed to reopen April 27 but must operate at 50% capacity and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



Retail businesses will be allowed to reopen on April 29 and must also limit themselves to 50% capacity and follow CDC guidelines.



Gyms, hair salons, massage parlors and other close contact businesses will remained closed until further notice from the governor and from Moore.



“The city of Franklin is following the state guidelines and Governor Lee’s phased plan to reopen the businesses in our state,” Moore said in a release. “We commend the governor’s approach to follow the data and to create a phased approach to reopening the state and keeping our residents safe. We are awaiting the governor’s orders for details on more businesses and will keep our residents informed of any new developments. We will continue to watch the number of Williamson County COVID-19 cases as we move into each phase of reopening.”



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