Mt. Juliet, Tenn. - As with the current City State of Emergency, all of Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Orders concerning COVID-19 are automatically adopted. The City of Mt. Juliet commends the Governor for issuing a "Safer at Home" Executive Order, which directs all Tennesseans to stay home unless engaging in essential activities. It is effective at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. The Mt. Juliet community must comply with Tennessee’s "Safer at Home" order for the protection of themselves and the community. All community members should read and understand the "Safer at Home" order to ensure compliance. Full details of the "Safer at Home" Executive Order can be found here, which includes a list of essential activities and businesses: Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order #22.
On March 23, 2020, at an emergency meeting, City of Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that approves an executive order to declare a State of Emergency for the City of Mt. Juliet in response to COVID-19. This Order was the most aggressive approach the City of Mt. Juliet was legally authorized to take, considering the City’s government structure, concerning certain aspects of business-related regulations and adopted all further Executive Orders concerning COVID-19.
The community should also be reminded of the www.safemtjuliet.com resource to help disseminate information and resources about COVID-19 to the Mt. Juliet community. SafeMtJuliet.com includes a variety of resources that can benefit the entire community, which include:
- City & State COVID-19 Restrictions
- Senior Citizen Call Check Requests, where the police department will call and check on participants each day
- A list of restaurants that are open who provide takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery
- A Restriction Violation Reporting Form, where citizens can submit possible violations to and restrictions or precautions
- Information on local COVID-19 testing sites
- COVID-19 information from health officials
The site will be updated regularly as pertinent information changes or is made available. Community members are encouraged to stay up to date on the rapidly changing situation through information outlets provided by trusted sources, such as local health officials, Tennessee Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.