On Monday, Gov. Bill Lee extended his statewide stay at home order until April 30.

Local mayors will likely also update their orders to stay consistent with Lee’s order (and local executive orders are updated every seven days).


Lee announced the development of the Economic Recovery Group on Monday, which will  focus on a phased reboot of the state economy.

“The group will be led by Tourism Commissioner Mark Ezell and will work in coordination with legislative leadership, local mayors, health care professionals, and representatives of impacted industries,” said state communications director Gillum Ferguson. “The Economic Recovery Group will issue industry-specific guidance so that businesses can be prepared to operate safely and protect their employees and customers.”

What about school?

Last month, the governor recommended schools statewide close through April 24, but with the stay at home order extended through the month, that likely will not happen.

He is expected to speak more about schools on Wednesday.

The last day for Tipton County Schools students was set for May 22, and graduations May 14-18. The schools are now in their fifth week of closure.

What are the numbers today?

Confirmed cases: 52

Average increase in confirmed cases per day: 2


Tipton Countians tested: 587

Number negative: 535, or 91.8 percent

Need to get tested? Tipton has six testing sites.

Recovery and hospitalization

Number of Tipton Countians recovered: 22

Number hospitalized at Baptist-Tipton: 0


More than 78,831 Tennesseans have been tested, with at least 5,823 positives and at least 124+ deaths (30 of those in Shelby County and one in Haywood County). At least 633 people across the state have been hospitalized at some point during infection and 1,969 people have recovered.

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