Oak Ridge adopts Gov. Bill Lee’s latest Executive Order requiring Tennesseans
to stay home unless carrying out essential activities
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (April 2, 2020) – The City of Oak Ridge
Mayor Warren Gooch issued an executive order at 5 p.m. Thursday to adopt the
revised Executive Order 23 issued by Governor Bill Lee that requires
Tennesseans to stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities.
Gooch urged Oak Ridgers to stay at home except to carry out essential
is time for all of us to stay home, starve the virus, save lives, and support local
business for your essential activities,” Mayor Gooch said. “Stay positive and
remember, we are in this together and we will win this war against an invisible
City’s local State of Emergency ordinance implemented on March 23, 2020,
regarding COVID-19 has been updated to adopt the new executive order. The Local
State of Emergency was declared in order to prevent the spread of, and to facilitate
the containment of, the COVID-19 disease.
six extremely busy weeks of planning and preparation, the City is ready for the
full implementation of this executive order,” said Oak Ridge City Manager Mark
Watson. “We ask for patience with our public safety and personnel as we respond
to this ever-changing situation.”
to the state, data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state.
from the Tennessee Department of Transportation analyzed traffic patterns for
March 2020. While safer at home measures and further restrictions on businesses
showed a steep drop-off in vehicle movement from March 13-29, data beginning on
March 30 indicates travel is trending upwards, again.
the last few weeks, we have seen decreases in movement around the state as
Tennesseans socially distance and stay at home,” said Gov. Lee. “However, in
recent days we have seen data indicating that movement may be increasing and we
must get these numbers trending back down. I have updated my previous executive
order to clearly require that Tennesseans stay at home unless they are carrying
out essential activities.”
of 2 p.m. on April 2, the State of Tennessee has 2,845 confirmed cases of
COVID-19. There are 10 recorded cases in Anderson County and 3 in Roane County.
executive order remains in effect until April 14, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.Click here to read Executive Order 23.Click here to view CISA Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response