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Murfreesboro Renewed State of Emergency


- MTN Reporter Caitlin Able

4 April 2020


Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland renewed the State of Emergency declaration and adopted Governor Lee's Executive Order No. 23.


The order, referred to as the "Stay at Home" order, requires all Tennesseans to stay in their homes unless engaging in "essential activities"


A list on non-essential activities is outlined on the governor's website.

Nonessential businesses, including restaurants and drinking establishments, will remain closed until April 14, at 11:59 p.m.


Murfreesboro's State of Emergency will end on April 10 at 5 p.m., unless further action is taken.


"Our top priority has been and will continue to focus on protecting the health and safety of our citizens," said Mayor McFarland.


The mayor's declaration and the city's latest information on COVID-19 can be found at the City of Murfreesboro website.


Guidelines from past orders remain in effect, prohibiting groups of larger than 10 people, requiring restaurants to adjust to take-away service to remain open, and limiting access to city offices.