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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Lawrence County Economic Recovery Plan

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Lawrence County Government, the cities of Lawrenceburg, Loretto, St. Joseph, and Ethridge, and the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce releases a plan to reopen the local economy.  The four-step phased plan has been endorsed by Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Lawrenceburg and reviewed by the Governor’s Office.  Governor Bill Lee announced on Monday that his ‘Safer at Home’ executive orders will expire on April 30.  

This local guidance provides recommendations for businesses to reopen during the month of May. 

  • Step 1 - BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 27
    1. Steps to Take
      • Promote Social Distancing practices, including mask wearing, in public places
      • Continue promoting ’Senior-only’ hours at businesses
      • Reopen restaurants on MONDAY, APRIL 27 with 50% capacity with guidance from the TN Economic Recovery Group while encouraging Social Distancing practices
      • Reopen retail spaces on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 with 50% capacity with guidance from the TN Economic Recovery Group while encouraging Social Distancing practices
      • Promote Social Distancing and sanitation practices in all manufacturing operations
      • Promote Social Distancing in funeral homes by recommending that services are only conducted graveside until further notice
      • Reopen local parks while continuing to promote Social Distancing practices
      • Work with Lawrence County Ministerial Association and area churches to create guidelines for safely returning to a normal service schedule 
    2. When to Step Back
      • A new surge of cases that cannot be traced to known cases
      • Sustained rise in cases for five (5) consecutive days
      • Hospital is no longer able to safely treat all patients
    3. Requirements to move to Next Step
      • A sustained reduction in new cases for at least seven (7) days
      • Hospital is safely able to treat all patients requiring hospitalization without crisis standards

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  • Step 2 - Expected May 11 (Date Subject to Results of Step 1)

    1. Steps to Take
      • Reopen close-contact services by appointment only with guidelines (masks, gloves, 50% capacity at any given time) beginning MONDAY, MAY 11 for:
        • Nail Salons
        • Hair Salons
        • Tattoo Shops
        • Tanning Salons
        • Massage Therapy
        • Pet Grooming
      • Reopen Gyms & Fitness Centers for operation when management or staff is on site to promote Social Distancing and equipment sanitation beginning MONDAY, MAY 11 
    2. When to Step Back
      • A new surge of cases that cannot be traced to known cases
      • Sustained rise in cases for five (5) consecutive days
      • Hospital is no longer able to safely treat all patients
    3. Requirements to move to Next Step
      • A sustained reduction in new cases for at least seven (7) days
      • Hospital is safely able to treat all patients requiring hospitalization without crisis standards

  • Step 3 - Expected May 18 (Date Subject to Results of Step 2)
    1. Steps to Take
      • All retail spaces open at full capacity while promoting social distancing
      • All restaurant spaces open at full capacity while promoting social distancing
      • Open up close-contact services at full capacity with guidelines
      • Promoting Social Distancing practices for vulnerable populations
    2. When to Step Back
      • A new surge of cases that cannot be traced to known cases
      • Sustained rise in cases for five (5) consecutive days
      • Hospital is no longer able to safely treat all patients
    3. Requirements to move to Next Step
      • A sustained reduction in new cases for at least seven (7) days
      • Hospital is safely able to treat all patients requiring hospitalization without crisis standards

  • Step 4 - Expected May 22 (Date Subject to Results of Step 3)

    1. REOPEN WITHOUT GUIDANCE
    2. When to Step Back
      • A new surge of cases that cannot be traced to known cases
      • Sustained rise in cases for five (5) consecutive days
      • Hospital is no longer able to safely treat all patients

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