posted on April 27, 2020 14:37
DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
On March 24, 2020, the Town issued a Declaration of Emergency. On March 30, 2020, April 6, 2020, April 13, 2020 and April 20, 2020, the Town renewed its Declaration of Emergency. Effective April 27, 2020, the Town of White Bluff, Tennessee hereby renews its Declaration of Emergency and adds to the previous Declaration as follows:
On April 24, 2020, Governor Lee issued Executive Order 29 amending Executive Order 17 to reopen dining in restaurants effective Monday, April 27, 2020. In summary this Executive Order recommends the following best practices:
- Wear face coverings and gloves
- Report any symptoms of illness to supervisor
- Follow daily sanitation protocols
- Limit occupancy to 50% of seating capacity
- Space tables 6 feet apart
- Limit seating to 6 per table
- Use social distancing standards in waiting areas
- Keep bar areas closed
- No live music
- Screen customers with basic questions about COVID-19 symptoms
- Sanitize all front-of-house contact surfaces every two hours
- Use disposable menus or sanitize menus between each use
- Use rolled silverware/napkins stored in sealed bins
- Sanitize chairs and all tabletop items after each table turn
- Do not offer self-serve buffets, shared condiments, or beverage station re-use
- Provide ServSafe COVID-19 training for all food handlers
I want the citizens of White Bluff to specifically be aware of and adhere to the Governor’s Executive Order 27, which still requires all persons in Tennessee to stay at home through April 30, 2020, except for when engaging in Essential Activities or Essential Services as defined in the Order, and to continue to engage in social distancing.
I encourage everyone to read the entirety of the Executive Orders, which can be found at sos.tn.gov. Our priority is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our community.
The power granted to municipal mayors and their governing bodies by the state legislature is limited in circumstances of this nature, but we continue to communicate and work with Dickson County and various state agencies to control and treat the spread of the virus in our community. This declaration will be reviewed and evaluated for modification as necessary.
We will get through this.
Mayor Linda Hayes