Governor Bill Lee extends stay at home order through end of April

April 13, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

Governor Bill Lee on Monday extended his stay-at-home order, mandating non-essential businesses remain closed until April 30.

The mandate was set to expire Tuesday, April 14

As of Monday, state officials said Tennessee had 5,610 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 109 deaths.

DeKalb County’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased to 10. As of Monday, April 13, the Tennessee Department of Health reports that 248 people have been tested with 238 negative results and 10 positive. There have been no deaths in DeKalb County from the virus and 3 of the 10 tested positive have recovered.

The DeKalb County Health Department has established a COVID-19 drive through assessment site for county residents at the DeKalb County Health Department, 254 Tiger Drive, Smithville, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Additional information about Tennessee’s assessment sites is available for each county on the Tennessee Department of Health website at