Local officials issue ‘Safer at Home’ orders

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Several local governing bodies have declared emergencies and issued “Safer at Home” orders as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Here is a list of localities that have declared “Safer at Home” orders. This list will be updated.

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Sullivan County

The Sullivan County order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 31 and includes the cities of Kingsport and Bristol.

Click here to view the order.

Read Bristol, Tennessee’s safer at home order below:

Johnson City

The Johnson City order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 31 and will remain in effect until April 6.

The order requires people living in the city to stay home “unless engaged in essential activities, essential governmental functions or to operate essential businesses.”

Click here to view the order.

Washington County, TN

The Washington County, TN Stay at Home order will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. April 1 through

Click here to view the order.

Elizabethton

The Elizabethton “Safer at Home” order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on April 1. It will remain in effect through April 16.

Click here to view the order.

Carter County

The Carter County “Safer at Home” order will go into effect on April 1 and will continue through April 7.

Read the details of the order below (or click here):

Hawkins County

According to the county emergency management agency, the Hawkins County “Safer at Home” order will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. March 31 through April 7.

Read the details of the order below (or click here):

Johnson County

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Unicoi County

Unicoi County’s “Safer at Home” directive will go into effect on April 1.

Click here to read the order.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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