In a phone conference with the media Governor Bill Lee pushed an initiative for no family gatherings larger than 10.
“Very strong encouragement for people to limit Christmas parties or New Years' parties or New Years' dinners or holiday time together by staying with their immediate family members inside their home,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
The message comes after Tennessee was declared the worst state in the country for the spread of COVID-19. Governor Lee says he’s making a public plea that will not be officially enforced.
According to Metro Public Health, 33 percent of the new cases over the last week were due to household spread. Twenty-nine percent were workplace-related.
The greatest gift anyone can give is the gift of staying away from one another.