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March 31, 2020
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 Johnson City offers FAQs, email resources for Safer at Home    

Following yesterday’s Declaration of Local Emergency and Proclamation of Civil Emergency, the City of Johnson City has added a list of frequently asked questions to its website at An email address,, has also been created to serve as a hotline in addressing citizen and business questions. 

Johnson City's complete Safer at Home Order, effective until April 6 with the potential to be extended as needed, is also available on the website. The action was taken upon guidance from local health officials, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise with growing numbers attributed to community spread.

“The Safer at Home Order is the most responsible action we can take to limit the spread of this virus,” said City Manager Pete Peterson. “The order will only be effective if everyone does their part. The list of frequently asked questions is intended to provide additional guidance to our citizens and business owners so they know how to properly implement the requirements included in the directive.”

Individuals and business owners who continue to have questions or concerns about the proper implementation of the Safer at Home Order are encouraged to reach out to City staff by email

Additional information and resources can be found at

The list of essential businesses was informed by the Department of Homeland Security’s memorandum on identification of essential critical infrastructure workers during COVID-19 response. To view the memorandum, please visit Gov. Lee's Executive Order 21 further addresses non-essential businesses.