Some recreation facilities in Tennessee to open May 8; dental offices to reopen May 6

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced small group recreation facilities, such as bowling alleys and miniature golf courses, will be allowed to reopen May 8.

Guidelines for those businesses are expected to be announced through the Tennessee Pledge, Lee's guidelines for how businesses across the state are allowed to operate after reopening.

Additionally, Lee said routine dental procedures will be allowed to resume beginning May 6 following guidelines from the American Dental Association.

“We support them in this process and dentists all across the state as they serve their customers in a safe way and have the opportunity to begin that tomorrow,” Lee said.

Lee said he will also issue additional guidance May 6 for other industries, such as offices, manufacturing, construction and other businesses that have remained open on how to implement safety measures.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.