CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS INFORMATION

During this time of national uncertainty concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to be as transparent and as helpful as possible to our business community. We want to assist your business in continuing to flourish while still doing your part to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Governor Bill Lee Issues Guidelines for Businesses

The “Tennessee Pledge” is a plan to help Tennesseans return to work in a safe environment, restore their livelihoods and reboot our state’s economy. Click on your industry's section for more information. 

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESSES
RESTAURANT GUIDELINES
RETAIL GUIDELINES

EXERCISE FACILITY GUIDELINES
CLOSE CONTACT BUSINESS GUIDELINES
LODGING AND ACCOMMODATION GUIDELINES
MANUFACTURING GUIDELINES
CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES
OFFICE BUILDING GUIDELINES

 

Full Tennessee Pledge Statement from TN’s Economic Recovery Group

Gov. Bill Lee established the Economic Recovery Group, a joint effort between state departments, members of the legislature and leaders from the private sector to build guidance to safely reboot Tennessee’s economy. The group is led by Tennessee Department of Tourism Development Commissioner Mark Ezell. The “Tennessee Pledge” – is a plan to help Tennesseans return to work in a safe environment, restore their livelihoods and reboot our state’s economy.

LINK: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/governorsoffice-documents/covid-19-assets/Pledge_General.pdf

TN Department of Labor and Workforce

As we continue to learn more, our response will continue to evolve. We encourage all Tennesseans to stay vigilant in reading and sharing information from reliable sources. Up-to-date information on COVID-19 can be found on our website.

LINK: https://www.tn.gov/workforce.html

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Recently, to combat the economic impact of COVID-19, the United State Senate passed the CARES ACT an economic relief plan which allows for financial recovery checks from the government. There are a lot of questions surrounding the passing of this legislature. 

Additionally, the Department of Labor (and other Departments) are going to begin releasing guidance on the components of all of the response legislation. Below are links to DOL info that

may be helpful to your business.

LINK: https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3l6Uunhce95U4vyAxOkNGVZZ9stakkWxPYOw496geY8GolwwVYd4lbVTM

Relevant Links

FAQ Page via Republican Finance Committee on Economic Relief Checks 

We are the frequently asked questions concerning the Economic Relief Checks including, how to qualify, how you will receive you check as well as amount you can expect.

LINK: www.finance.senate.gov/chairmans-news/cares-act-recovery-check-faq

Where can I be tested?

It is our recommendation that you contact your general health provider for advice on testing. Should you not be insured and/or not have a general health provider, please call the Putnam County Health Department to inquire on testing times and locations.

Putnam County Health Department

(931) 528-2531