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Gov. Lee announces salons to open next week, bar closures continue through May

Brinley Hineman and Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean • Apr 29, 2020 at 12:52 PM

NASHVILLE — While Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order Tuesday extending the closure of bars and close-contact businesses through the end of May, the governor on Wednesday told lawmakers he planned to reopen salons and barber shops May 6.

Details of business restrictions in the order, which also continued the state of emergency in Tennessee, apply to all but six counties in the state. The remaining counties, which are home to the state's larger urban areas, are following the guidance of their respective health departments which are operated locally, and not by the state.

The order follows Lee's decision to reopen restaurants around the state on Monday, many retailers on Wednesday and gyms on Friday, each of which which came with rules on limited capacity and suggested guidelines. Our partners at The Tennessean have more.

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