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Jonesborough announces phased-in 'reopening'

Contributed To The Press • Updated Jun 2, 2020 at 6:22 PM

The town of Jonesborough has created a plan for a phased reopening.

According to a news release, the plan is complementary to Gov. Bill Lee’s “Tennessee Pledge: Reopening Tennessee Responsibly” framework and the White House’s “Opening Up America Again” guidance.

Jonesborough’s plan provides guidance and strategy for supporting a safe and phased reopening. As additional federal and state recommendations are released, amendments to the town’s plan may be issued. Phase two of the town’s plan began May 27 and includes the opening of Town Hall with social distancing practices and guidelines in place, glass shields installed at all service counters to promote physical distancing, increased cleaning and sanitizing of public areas and restrooms, etc.

The town continues to encourage citizens to make payments by phone at 423-753-1040, or through online bill paying, bank auto-draft, mail, or drop boxes available at the back of the Post Office parking lot, and the door outside the Water Department.  As mitigation occurs, additional town operations will resume safely dependent on the community rate of virus spread.

The town will continue monitoring the level of community transmission and has applied the appropriate mitigation strategies.

For more information regarding the town’s re-opening plan, please visit jonesboroughtn.org.