Wilson County declares state of emergency amid COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 2:35 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 15:36:19-04

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — As cases of COVID-19 rise in the state of Tennessee, Wilson County has declared a state of emergency.

In examining the response to the coronavirus pandemic, Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto convened with the Wilson County health and emergency management officials, as well as state health officials, on March 17. They met again Monday, with the mayors of Mount Juliet, Lebanon and Watertown, along with the city manager of Mount Juliet.

As a result of these meetings, Wilson County will follow the recommendations made by Governor Bill Lee in Executive Order 17, and has declared the county's state of emergency in doing so.

Executive Order 17 encourages businesses to find alternative business models, such as the suspension of in-person dining at restaurants. Wilson County officials point out that Executive Order 17's recommendations are being adapted for Wilson County.

More information on Wilson County and its offices can be found at the Wilson County website.