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COVID-19: Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Legal Resources for Tennessee

COVID-19 is a global pandemic unlike one we have ever seen before. COVID-19 has extracted a significant health, financial, and emotional toll on all states, including Tennessee. In response to COVID-19, lawmakers have taken and enacted numerous measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, “flatten the curve,” and protect the livelihood of Tennesseans. Nearly all industries are affected – law firms, courts, schools, restaurants, sports, healthcare, salons, transportation, banks, and more. With “Safer at Home” orders, Executive Orders, and guidance for reopening the economy, Tennessee lawmakers are charged with analyzing the applicable medical data, monitoring the science, and making determinations on how Tennessee can proceed and move forward as a state. With policies, procedures, and information changing at a rapid pace, this section is designed to be a resource for all Tennesseans whose lives have been affected by COVID-19 including employees, employers, parents, homeowners, renters, and more. At NST Law, we recognize how our citizens’ lives have been substantially affected and uprooted in an instant, through no fault of their own. These are difficult times, but we are all in it together.

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Learn about laws and benefits that workers may be entitled to, including unemployment and medical leave.

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Information for Businesses

Business owners have tools at their disposal specific to COVID-19, including resources to make payroll and continue their operations during periods of shutdown and limited capacity.

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Special rules are in place for renters struggling to pay rent and utilities during COVID-19. Also, learn about forbearance options for homeowners unable to make their mortgage payments.

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Stay at Home Orders

Stay up to date with a summary of Tennessee Executive Orders and local ordinances, including “Safer at Home” orders and essential businesses.

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Learn about steps nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and long-term care facilities can take to protect your loved ones from COVID-19 exposure.

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Family Law

COVID-19 is challenging families. Learn how Tennessee is handling specific family law issues including child custody, divorces, and child support.