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Posted on: April 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mayor schedules Live Televised Briefing tonight (April 28) to explain “Reopening Guidelines"

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Mayor Shane McFarland will hold another Live televised briefing Tuesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. to explain the State and local “Reopening Guidelines.”  To watch the briefing live on Facebook, go to

The televised briefing will be carried live on CityTV and WGNS Radio and can be viewed on Comcast Xfinity channel 3 & 1094, AT&T Uverse channel 99, Roku, Apple TV via Cablecast Screenweave,, and City website at

The scheduled briefing comes after Gov. Lee announced that his “Stay at Home” order will expire April 30 and provided guidelines through Tennessee Pledge, allowing a reopening.  The Mayor’s April 28th briefing will provide details of the City’s “Reopening Guidelines” following input from small businesses.

“I will continue to update the citizens of Murfreesboro on the health and economic impact of the coronavirus as we seek to reopen our economy,” said Mayor Shane McFarland. “Many citizens and businesses still have questions about how we can safely reopen and operate under Governor Lee’s Reopening Guidelines and our local guidelines as the Stay at Home order expires April 30.” 

Details of the “Reopening Guidelines” will be released immediately following the 6 p.m. televised briefing.

During the briefing, Mayor McFarland, under Governor Lee’s guidance, the advice of health authorities and local businesses, will explain revised restrictions that allow some previously restricted businesses to resume commerce safely and help prepare for phased openings of other businesses.

“As I have stated repeatedly, this will not be a return to normal life,” said Mayor Shane McFarland. “Some strict restrictions for businesses and citizens, must be adhered to if we are to open in a measured fashion and maintain safety. Everyone should continue to practice social distancing, wear masks in public and practice and good hygiene.”

Citizens can view the Mayor’s Declarations and follow the latest City Coronavirus Information at the City of Murfreesboro website:

Residents are also encouraged to watch CityTV for updates.  For video messages, including COVID-19 Updates and Briefings from Mayor McFarland, visit

For information from the Tennessee Department of Health, visit

For the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 webpage and most recent information and guidelines:

The City urges all citizens to continue to follow CDC practices:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough and sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick and call your physician or the County Health Department at 615-898-7880 or 615-849-0347 for guidance.
  • Stay home if you come into contact with someone who is sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects (e.g., cell phone, computer) and high touch surfaces. 

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