State of Emergency Extended

Nov 3, 2020

On 30 October 2020, the governor of Tennessee issued an executive order extending the current state of emergency in place across the state and associated health measures intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 through 29 December. The emergency declaration was set to expire on 30 October before being extended. Under the extension, local and municipal leaders retain the authority to enact face mask requirements, restrictions on business operations or other health measures at their discretion. In addition, the order includes language expanding the availability of telehealth services and giving health care facilities greater flexibility to make staffing decisions to reduce capacity and personnel strains at hospitals throughout the state. The full text of the order is available here.

On 2 November the mayor of Washington, D.C., designated the states of California, Oregon and New Jersey as high-risk locations for COVID-19. As such, individuals traveling to the city for nonessential purposes from the aforementioned three states are now required to self-isolate for 14 days. A full list of states designated as high-risk is available here.

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