Restrictions lifted across Tennessee amid continued COVID-19 case rise

The state no longer has restrictions on businesses or gatherings in 89 Tennessee counties, and the Governor has urged the other six counties to follow suit. This comes as the state sees its highest monthly death toll yet, 700 in September.

“One of the things I’m worried about is that our businesses aren’t operating fully and unrestricted because that drives economic recovery and people’s livelihoods are at stake here,” Governor Lee said to reporters.

Plus, Number of virus cases traced to bars, restaurants less than 1% of Nashville total, Tennessee unsure how well new rapid tests will diagnose asymptomatic disease carriers, and Cooper, now one year into his first term as Nashville’s Mayor, braces for the future

00:00 Restrictions lifted
02:45 Bar & Restaurant infections
05:45 Rapid Tests?
07:49 Mayor Cooper 1 year

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