Governor Lee’s Executive Order and a Note of Thanks

TCEP members,

TCEP leadership (Drs Mendiratta and Smith) was directly involved in the efforts to create this executive order with Governor Lee. The efforts to approach the Governor with concerns about the (predictably) rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Tennessee developed in short order over the last few days.

A heartfelt thank you is in order to each of you for what you do day in and day out to serve the citizens of Tennessee. It now seems more appropriate than ever to say thank you as we are faced with the ongoing and future challenges of providing the extraordinary emergency care for which you are known in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Once again, thank you for what you do every day and especially now.

Stay safe.
S. Mendiratta, MD, TCEP President

March 22, 2020

CONTACT: Gillum Ferguson

Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models for Restaurants and Gyms, Lifts Alcohol Regulations

Orders extra protections for vulnerable populations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models beginning at midnight CDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until midnight CDT April 6, 2020. The order also outlines ways businesses and citizens should work to protect vulnerable populations.

View the full Executive Order here.

More information regarding COVID-19, health resources and support for small business is available here.