Governor Bill Lee announced the end of statewide public health orders Tuesday morning and signed Executive Order 80 to address economic and regulatory functions.
Executive Order 80 also ends the local authority to issue mask requirements in the 89 counties directed by the state health department.
Gov. Lee has requested counties with independent health departments – Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox and Sullivan – that have remaining business restrictions or mask requirements to lift all measures no later than the end of May.
The new state order will go into effect Wednesday at 12:01 a.m.