Despite previously moving to mandate a stay-at-home order when data showed many Tennesseans declining to follow his initial request, Gov. Bill Lee reiterated recently that he trusts business owners and customers in the state will voluntarily comply with a set of guidelines for reopening.
“I’m not starting with the assumption that Tennessee business owners are going to do the wrong thing,” Lee said during a daily coronavirus briefing. “I have trust and faith in the people of Tennessee. They have done exactly what we have asked them to do, which is why we’re in this position today.”
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