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What the Stay At Home order means for Memphis

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is urging residents to work from home and ordered bars and restaurants to close for 14 days starting Monday with the exception of drive-thru, take-out and delivery services.
Lee’s sweeping order in response to the coronavirus pandemic also closed gyms and fitness centers from Monday until April 6.
He also barred most visits to nursing homes, retirement homes and long-term care facilities and prohibited social gatherings of 10 or more people.
In Nashville, Mayor John Cooper on Sunday ordered that all Memphis News nonessential businesses close. T
he number of confirmed cases in Tennessee has risen to more than 500. Three people in the state have died from the virus.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is ordering all Memphians to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a press conference on Monday, he says people should not be leaving their homes unless they need to travel for essential business and health needs.
The 'Stay-at-Home' order begins Monday at 6 p.m. and will be in effect until April 7 at midnight.
Strickland says the order does not allow people to Press Release Distribution Services In Memphis visit friends or family unless there is an urgent need. It does allow you to take a walk, ride your bike and go outside for exercise as long as your keep 6 feet between you and others.
He says those who don't follow the order can be cited for violating the city code.
"I can't say that every violation will be stopped, we have to, that's why it takes personal responsibility," Strickland said. "Things will get worse before they get better."
Strickland says he thinks things will get better after these next two weeks if everyone takes the executive order seriously.
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