The Sumner County Safer at Home Declaration has been extended to 12:00 AM May 1st. The COVID-19 virus has generated a worldwide challenge that we must face in order to protect ourselves, our families and our world. It has been our goal in Sumner County, to remain ready and prepared to battle this pandemic and the challenges it has presented. I’m requesting and strongly encouraging everyone to please Stay Home, Be Safe, and Follow All CDC guidelines.
Governor Lee’s Executive Order 29 supersedes this Safer at Home emergency order for restaurants; therefore, restaurants can open and operate with the Tennessee Pledge guidelines starting Monday, April 27, 2020. Retail can open and operate starting Wednesday, April 29, 2020 with the Tennessee Pledge guidelines. “Tennessee Pledge” is a plan to help Tennesseans return to work in a safe environment, restore livelihoods and reboot our state’s economy. The “Tennessee Pledge”, is applicable to 89 of Tennessee’s Counties, based on Governor Lee’s guidelines; which includes Sumner County. Sumner County Government is requesting that all Sumner County Businesses complete the “Sumner County, Tennessee Business Pledge” and display the completed PLEDGE in your place of business. Only by working together as a community of volunteers can we successfully reboot our economy. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all CDC guidelines.
You may find more information on Reopening at the Sumner County Government Website: https://www.sumnertn.org/information/reopening-sumner-county
The Sumner County Administration Building offices will reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00am. In order to maintain services for Sumner County Government, to protect and provide a safe environment for all individuals and employees; all individuals and employees entering the building will be required to undergo a screening process to access the building. All individuals must enter and exit through the building entrance on Tulip Poplar Drive. A series of questions will be asked and individuals will be required to have their temperatures taken. If found to have a fever, the individual will not be permitted to enter the building. Individuals will be required to keep a six foot distance from others to maintain social distance. The number of individuals will be limited in County offices to maintain social distance. We encourage County business to be completed online or by phone or drive thru, if possible. Thank you for your compliance and patience during this time. We will send out additional guidance to county offices on Wednesday, April 29th.
We must act responsible at this time to ensure that our actions do not jeopardize others, such as our elderly population and those among us who have compromised immune systems. It is extremely important for people to take extra precautions in our community during this pandemic because the COVID-19 can be transferred from person to person who are considered asymptomatic at the time. Please continue to practice social distancing. With all of us working together we will get through this pandemic.
Best Regards and God Bless,