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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Springfield to follow Gov. Bill Lee’s reopening plan

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – The City of Springfield is following the state guidelines and Governor Lee’s phased plan to reopen the businesses in Tennessee.

According to Tennessee Atty. Gen. Opinion 20-07, local governments may not put into place measures that are more or less restrictive than the governor. Therefore, we will be complying and following the guidelines for reopening issued by the governor.

As part of Governor Lee’s plan, known as the Tennessee Pledge, restaurants were able to reopen Monday at 50% occupancy while retailers are able to reopen on Wednesday, also at 50% occupancy.

Beginning Monday, May 4, the City of Springfield will reopen city buildings to the public to conduct business according to strict guidelines and recommendations from state officials and health professionals.

Safety measures include creating a physical separation between customers and employees as well as limiting the number of customers allowed inside at one time to ensure social distancing. Customers are encouraged to continue to utilize the phone, e-mail, and drive through service capabilities whenever possible. Customers are also encouraged to follow CDC guidelines which include wearing masks or facial coverings.

Beginning Monday, May 11, the City of Springfield will reopen The Center to the public according to Governor Lee’s guidelines with only the exercise room and walking track available for use at 50% occupancy and with social distancing in place. Locker rooms, showers and water fountains will not be available. Customers are encouraged to bring their own water and small bag and maintain responsibility for their belongings.

Basketball courts and other park facilities remain closed. Youth sports and leagues remain postponed.

Please continue to visit the city’s website (www.springfield-tn.org) for the most up-to-date information.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Candice Tillman
Public Affairs Coordinator
City of Springfield
615-382-2200
Ctillman@springfield-tn.org