FAQs on Gov. Lee's Stay At Home Executive Order

1. Can I travel out of the county/state?
Essential Travel means: 
o Travel related to Essential Activity or otherwise permitted by this Order; 
o Travel related to performing Essential Services
o Travel to care for the elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
o Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services.
o Travel to and from outside of the State of Tennessee
o Travel required by law, law enforcement, or court order, including to transport children pursuant to a custody agreement. 
Before leaving the state or county, check with your destination to be sure there aren’t any rules or ordinances related to travel there.

2. Can I use a drive thru at a restaurant? Am I allowed to get “take out” food at a restaurant? 
o Avoid eating or drinking at restaurants, bars, and food courts, and instead using drive-thru, pick-up, or delivery options
3. Are my children allowed to play outside? Am I allowed to walk on the greenway? 
o Yes. Engaging in outdoor activity like driving or riding in a vehicle, walking, hiking, running, biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, golf, tennis, or other sports or recreational activities is allowed as long as they can be performed while practicing social distancing
o However, congregating or playing on playgrounds presents a unique risk for the spread of COVID-19 and is therefore not covered as an Essential Activity.

4. Will I be pulled over/ticketed for driving?
o ORPD is still enforcing traffic laws however, you will not be pulled over for suspected non-compliance with the executive order.

5. Do I need proof that I am an essential employee?
No.

6. Am I considered an essential employee or business? 
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce has put together a list of essential services or travel.

7.  Is there a curfew?
No.

You can also click here to read the Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 

Click here to read the executive order 22 that lists the essential employees and travel.

Note: This is a running list of frequently asked questions and will be updated as more questions arise.