Posted 3/25/2020 20:21 (#8138768) Subject: Whoa, mayor must have been taking some heat
March 23, 2020
Tullahoma Mayor Lane Curlee has issued a “shelter at home” proclamation, requesting that all Tullahoma residents shelter in their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The proclamation also puts a curfew into effect.
The proclamation “strongly requests” citizens of Tullahoma to shelter at home.
“When individuals must leave their home, they should practice social isolation, staying at least six feet apart, and should assume that others are infectious, regardless of whether they exhibit symptoms,” the statement reads.
Curlee’s order also puts into affect a mandatory curfew that is now in effect between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., during which all persons in the city of Tullahoma shall remain at home. This curfew does not apply to first responders, essential government services, law enforcement, rescue, safety, health or essential utility services or military services. It also does not apply to anyone traveling to or from lawful employment. Curlee’s order also stops all public or private events, meetings or gatherings of more than 10 people. The order also states that all businesses not performing essential services shall close their facilities to the public, effective at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.
There are multiple exceptions that include:
*Federal and state offices and services, and private companies or
individuals performing under federal, state, or local government contracts;
* Essential government functions including, but not limited to, law
enforcement, public transportation, and businesses that provide government
programs and services...
March 24, 2020
Tullahoma mayor backs off proclamation, curfew
Tullahoma Mayor Lane Curlee issued clarifications Tuesday, easing a “proclamation” he issued on Monday in favor of an “advisory” for residents to shelter at home.
Curlee told residents that he was not authorized to issue the proclamation to the extent that he did, saying that he made a “series of mistakes in issuing a proclamation containing ‘shalls’ I am not authorized to make.” Curlee also apologized for the confusion.
The curfew issued by Curlee in the original proclamation is not valid and businesses are not required to close their doors.
Curlee does continue to ask non essential businesses to close.