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Economic Recovery Group Releases Guidance for Close Contact Businesses for May 6 Reopen

Apr 30, 2020 - The State’s guidance applies to personal services including barber shops, hair salons, waxing salons, nail spas, massage therapy services and substantially similar businesses that require prolonged close contact with customers.
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Gov. Bill Lee signs Executive Order No. 30

Apr 29, 2020 - The order allows Tennesseans and businesses to return to work in all industries where that can be safely accomplished by following health guidelines, while urging employers to allow or require remote work/telework if possible.
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Changes to Oak Ridge Recreation & Parks Summer Camp 2020 due to COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020 - There will be some changes in place at the 2020 Oak Ridge Recreation & Parks Department Summer Camp to keep everyone healthy and safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
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City of Oak Ridge External Community Guidelines for Business, Restaurants and Public Facilities

Apr 27, 2020 - Restaurants will be allowed to reopen on April 27 with a limit of 50% normal capacity; retail stores will be allowed to reopen on April 29, also at 50% occupancy. More detail is provided in this posting as a guide for business and retail.
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Gov. Bill Lee signs order amending Executive Order No. 17 to reopen dining restaurants

Apr 24, 2020 - Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order No. 29 Friday to amend Executive Order No. 17 to reopen dining in restaurants.
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Oak Ridge Senior Center staff staying busy helping seniors despite building closure

Apr 23, 2020 - ETHRA is now able to provide five frozen meals per person for a week.
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COVID-19 drive-through testing set for Roane State Community College- Oak Ridge on Sunday, April 26

Apr 22, 2020 - Testing is Sunday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and anyone can attend.
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City of Oak Ridge Electric Department partners with TVA to donate $10,000 to ADFAC

Apr 22, 2020 - The City of Oak Ridge Electric Department is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority to award $10,000 to Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC, to help the local community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
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Gov. Bill Lee's Safer at Home Expiring April 30, Phased Reopening Next Week

Apr 21, 2020 - The vast majority of businesses in 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties will be allowed to re-open on May 1.
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City of Oak Ridge, Kroger Health offering drive-through COVID-19 testing at Oak Ridge High School

Apr 16, 2020 - The City of Oak Ridge and Kroger Health are teaming up to host free drive-through testing for COVID-19 in Oak Ridge on April 15, 16, and 17.
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Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, Animal Control taking extra safety measures amid COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 16, 2020 - The Oak Ridge Animal Shelter is taking extra measures to mitigate the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by following guidelines recommended by the National Animal Control Association (NACA).
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Oak Ridge FARM Market opening Saturday with CDC, state agricultural guidelines

Apr 09, 2020 - The Historic Oak Ridge FARM Market will open Saturday April 11, 2020, in Jackson Square but it will be a little different this year due to COVID-19.
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City of Oak Ridge to host virtual City Council meeting on April 13

Apr 09, 2020 - The City of Oak Ridge’s regular City Council meeting set for Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. will be conducted with Councilmembers participating electronically through video and audio conferencing and will be streamed live on the city’s website and broadcast simultaneously on Comcast Channel 12.
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Waste Connections Convenience Center closed for Easter holiday

Apr 08, 2020 - The Waste Connections Convenience Center located at 400 Warehouse Road will be closed Sunday, April 12, 2020, for the Easter holiday.
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Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Apr 06, 2020 - CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
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FAQs on Gov. Lee's Stay At Home Executive Order

Apr 03, 2020 - There are many questions surrounding the latest stay at home order from Gov. Bill Lee. Here is a running list of FAQs and answers.
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ORPD sets up memorial for baby Wyatt, the newborn found dead along Melton Lake Greenway

Apr 03, 2020 - If you have any information regarding what may have happened in the moments leading up to his death and discovery, contact the Oak Ridge Police Department. Information can be given anonymously.
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City of Oak Ridge adopts Gov. Bill Lee’s latest Executive Order requiring Tennesseans to stay home unless carrying out essential activities

Apr 02, 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.
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Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed

Apr 02, 2020 - The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service has announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
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Waste Connections only accepting household trash, recycling until further notice

Apr 01, 2020 - The city’s normal residential trash collection service is still operating but Waste Connections is asking the public not to bring bulky items or yard waste to the Convenience Center.
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