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Governor’s economic recovery group to lift capacity restrictions on retail dining businesses

Governor Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee, as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions beginning May 22.

Coronavirus cases in Tennessee up by 100 in past 24 hours

Coronavirus cases across the state of Tennessee have risen to 17,388 as of May 17, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. This marks an increase of 100 new cases reported since the update May 16.



Nashville Farmers Market reopens outdoor facilities

The Nashville Farmers Market has moved from its weekly drive-thru service to reopening some areas of its facility May 15 as part of Phase 1 of Mayor John Cooper’s plan to reopen businesses.

While some vendors at the market will remain closed until further notice, Executive Director Tasha Kennard said the market has been working to create no-contact shopping for customers and vendors and to create guidelines for social distancing.

Cheekwood to reopen to the public May 22 on 60th anniversary


Cheekwood Estate and Gardens will reopen May 22, two months after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release. The reopening coincides with the 60th anniversary of Cheekwood as a public institution.

Wendy Sturges, Alex Hosey and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.