Governor Lee has issued Executive Order 35, which allows for the reopening of small group, non-contact entertainment and recreational venues pursuant to new safety guidelines, beginning Friday, May 8. To view the Executive Order, please visit https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee35.pdf.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. National Peace Officers Memorial Day, established to honor and remember our fallen law enforcement officers, is one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half-staff.
The City of Sevierville will reopen certain areas of city parks and the Community Center on Monday, May 18, 2020.
In keeping with guidance from the State of Tennessee and CDC, visitors to all indoor and outdoor facilities should remember the following:
• Don’t come to the community center or parks if you are sick;
• Maintain social distancing of at least six feet;
• Keep groups to less than ten persons;
• Wash or sanitize hands frequently; and
• Consider wearing a cloth mask when near other persons.
As businesses reopen across the state, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group released additional guidance today for Recreation, Offices, Lodging, Construction and Manufacturing. Small group, non-contact recreation businesses like bowling alleys, arcades, dance classes, water sports, mini golf and more will be able to reopen Friday, May 8. The Tennessee Pledge guidelines recommend capacity limits, spacing requirements, and frequent sanitization, among others. Larger venues and activities where social distancing is not feasible remain closed.
Governor Lee issued Executive Order 33 on May 5, allowing close contact services to reopen effective today, May 6. To view the executive order, visit https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee33.pdf.
Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States to increase mental health awareness. One in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, and we all face challenges in life that can impact our mental health.
As the Sevierville Downtown Streetscape project continues, upcoming work on Bruce Street will change traffic patterns.
Beginning Monday, May 4, Bruce Street access will be available from the Parkway (near Cash Hardware). The current access to Bruce Street from Court Avenue will be closed as crews begin work between Court Avenue and the City gazebo parking lot.
Access to the City gazebo parking lot will also be available from the Parkway.
For more information on the Downtown Streetscape project, visit www.downtownstreetscape.com.
Bob Stahlke, Public Information Officer
300 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37864-5500