Gov. Bill Lee amends executive order, will allow salons and barbershops to reopen May 6

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)

In a move that will reverse 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.

In a conference call with lawmakers April 29, Lee announced salons and barbershops can reopen, thus amending the order issued April 28 that called for those businesses to remain closed until at least May 29.

Lee said the newest executive order is intended to be a "living document" that can be amended to align with data provided by the state department of health and with recommendations from the White House.

The amendment, which had not yet been amended formally as of publication of this story, does not remove restrictions currently in effect for bars and entertainment venues.

As with previous executive orders on reopening, the lifting of restrictions does not apply to large cities, including Nashville.


More information on guidelines for reopening salons and barbershops are expected to provided April 30, according to a summary of the call provided to lawmakers.
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.


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