Attractions, larger venues to begin reopening today across Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s attractions and larger venues can begin reopening today with social distancing and capacity restrictions in place, according to a press release.

“Tennesseans have worked hard to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our state, and their efforts have allowed us to continue to reopen our economy further,” said Governor Bill Lee. “These guidelines share best practices to ensure our state’s businesses can continue to operate in a way that protects customers and employees while putting people back to work.”

From the press release:

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Large, non-contact attractions and venues including concert and performance venues, amusement and water parks, auditoriums, theaters and dinner theaters, zoos, large museums and more can also reopen safely under new Tennessee Pledge guidelines.

Strong measures to protect employees and customers are recommended, including screening of employees and customers, creating plans for managing guest flow, and limiting capacity to ensure separation between small groups.

Tennessee’s updated guidelines also allow restaurants and retail to increase capacity as long as social distancing protocols remain in place.

Full guidelines can be found on for retail, restaurants and attractions and large venues.

Six counties – Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox and Sullivan – will continue to follow individual, county-specific reopening plans.