Reopening Tennessee Responsibly

Reopening Tennessee Responsibly
Posted on 04/24/2020
Reopening Tennessee ResponsiblyGovernor Bill Lee issues Tennessee Pledge, Reopening Tennessee Responsibly
City of Columbia leaders follow Tennessee Pledge guidelines, City Hall remains closed, Parks are open

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Tennessee Pledge, the state’s rollout of guidance and best practices for Tennessee businesses in 89 of the state’s 95 counties to keep employees and customers safe during COVID-19. The first industries to receive guidance through the plan include restaurant and retail industries.

The restaurant industry is allowed to reopen Monday, April 27th with 50% capacity and with no live music at this time. The retail industry is allowed to reopen Wednesday, April 29th with 50% capacity in-store, along with employees wearing face protection and considerable curbside service and special hours. Gyms, churches and medical offices will receive guidance beginning next week. The businesses that are on hold for reopening are barbershops, salons, tattoo shops and massage businesses. For the complete Tennessee Pledge guidelines, visit 

City Hall will remain closed to the public through Friday, May 1st and will reopen to the public on Monday, May 4th. For questions and business, please reach out to the following department: Development Services: (931) 560-1560, City Recorder: (931) 560-1520, Personnel: (931) 560-1570 and City Manager: (931) 560-1510. 

City parks including Woodland Park, Fairview Park and Riverwalk Park will remain open, along with tennis courts and disc golf opening to the public with social distancing still enforced beginning Friday, April 24th. All City of Columbia Recreation facilities will remain closed. This includes the Armory Recreation and Fitness Center, Fairview Recreation Center, and Macedonia Recreation Center; as well as, playgrounds, basketball courts and Muletown Bark Park. All programs, events, and activities organized by the Parks and Recreation Department will remain cancelled or postponed. All organized sports including events at Ridley Sports Complex and Cook Soccer Park will remain cancelled.