May 2 roundup: This week's top 5 stories from the Nashville area

The original order called for salons to remain closed for another month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The original order called for salons to remain closed for another month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The original order called for salons to remain closed for another month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read the top five stories from this past week on Community Impact Newspaper's website.

5. Gov. Bill Lee amends executive order, will allow salons and barbershops to reopen next week

In a move that reversed parts of an executive order issued just one day prior, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced barbershops and salons will be allowed to reopen beginning Wednesday, May 6.

4. Gigi's Cupcakes founder Gigi Butler launches meal delivery business in Franklin, Nashville area

Gigi's Cupcakes founder Gigi Butler launched Meals by Gigi, a meal delivery service available to households in Franklin, Brentwood and Southwest Nashville, in April.



3. As businesses reopen in Tennessee, unemployment benefits may end for those who choose not to go back to work

Healthy employees who have been receiving unemployment benefits will likely not be able to continue to collect weekly checks if they choose not to return to work when the state economy starts back up.

2. Williamson County restaurants reopen following governor’s announcement

Following Gov. Bill Lee’s April 24 announcement allowing restaurants to reopen with limited capacity in the majority of Tennessee counties, restaurants in Williamson County began to allow customers into their dining areas April 27.

1. Tennessee announces guidelines for salons, barbershops, other 'close-contact' businesses to reopen May 6

Beginning May 6, salons, barbershops and other 'close-contact' businesses, such as massage therapy services and waxing and nail salons, will be allowed to reopen with limited capacity and under safety requirements to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.