Mayor Kelly eases Covid restrictions in Chattanooga

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Mayor Tim Kelly has issued his first executive order on Covid-19 restrictions in Chattanooga.

For the most part, it mirrors Gov. Lee’s guidance on business and government operations.

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The changes include:

— dropping stay at home recommendations

— dropping the 10 person cap on social gatherings, but encouraging social distancing

— dropping group bans in city parks, playgrounds, trails, Walnut Street Bridge and other public spaces, but still encouraging social distancing

The executive order does maintain some restrictions.

— City Senior Centers will remain closed and Nursing Homes will maintain visitation limits

— festivals, fairs, parades, summer camps and sporting events will continue to abide by state social distancing rules, including mask wearing when within 6 feet of others.

— City YFD centers remain closed except for exempted activities.

— Libraries will offer lobby and curbside service and limited computer access.

— City Hall and city services will remain open to the public, with limitations.