In Tennessee Executive Order No. 33 was signed on May 5, 2020, to allow reopening of close contact personal services pursuant to new safety guidelines, beginning May 6, 2020.
Executive Order No. 34 extended prior Executive Order No. 16 to permit public meetings by electronic means until June 30, 2020.
On May 7, 2020, Executive Order No. 35 amended prior Executive Order No. 30 to allow the reopening of small group, non-contact entertainment and recreations venues subject to new safety guidelines.
Executive Order No. 36 was signed May 12, and relaxed and extended deadlines and licensure requirements, otherwise set by statute, is effective through June 30, 2020.
Executive Order No. 37 also signed May 12, 2020, continues to temporarily allow remote notarization and witnessing of documents until June 30, 2020. Tennessee continues to advance the state’s reopening plan under the Tennessee Pledge, as the Economic Recovery Group issued updated guidelines on May 20, 2020, for restaurants and retail, along with new guidelines that enable attractions and larger venues to reopen with social distancing and capacity restrictions on or after May 22.
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order on April 24, that extended the judicial state of emergency until May 31, limiting in-person hearings, and also allowing local judicial districts to develop a strategy to begin holding more in-person court proceedings in their districts. Jury trials are suspended through July 3, 2020. While there is no specific provision within the Tennessee Executive Orders that specifically prohibit evictions or foreclosures, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered that no judge or court official shall take any action to effectuate an eviction, ejectment or other displacement from a residence through May 31, 2020, based upon a failure to make a rent, loan or other similar payment absent extraordinary circumstances.
Nothing within the order from the Supreme Court affects the obligations, terms, or conditions for payments under existing contracts.
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