Chattanooga, TN – According to the statement, the order was updated to remove language stemming from orders by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger that are no longer in effect, while underscoring city rules and guidelines that will remain in place.

  • Removed language affecting McKamey Animal Center’s services
  • City senior centers shall continue to remain closed
  • Removed language in section 1 requiring social distancing and mask usage in non-city buildings and when outdoors.
  • Residents are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines in public and private spaces, including social distancing and mask usage.
  • Face masks will still be required in all city buildings
  • Social distancing guidelines in section 5 covering outdoor events remain in effect

The Chattanooga Public Library will allow residents to browse the stacks beginning on May 3.

Existing services such as curbside pickup, digital programming, computer access, as well as passport and notary services will remain available, except at Avondale.  Seating and in-person programming will remain unavailable until a later date. 

The city will continue to update its pandemic guidance weekly in future executive orders in line with both CDC safety measures as well as local vaccination and infection rates.