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Safe Travel in Sumner CountyCOVID-19 Updates & Best Practices

Health and safety is our #1 priority for Tennesseans and visitors alike. Because progress has been made that mitigates the spread of COVID-19 (or “coronavirus”), Tennessee is following a multi-phase reopening approach. Many businesses – including restaurants, retail and most attractions – are now open with safety measures in place to protect guests. For more information on the safety precautions businesses are encouraged to follow, please read more about the Tennessee Pledge.

There are health and safety practices all residents and visitors should follow including: washing or sanitizing hands frequently, wearing a cloth face covering, practicing social distancing, and staying home when feeling ill.

Masks are required in public spaces in Sumner County, Tennessee, through February 27, 2021. Read more here.

Please note that dates, activities, and hours of operations listed on this website may not be the most accurate information for the time being as adjustments are made by businesses and organizations to comply with the safety standards outlined in the Tennessee Pledge.

Please call businesses and organizations directly for the most up-to-date information on hours of operation.

“Face It: Masks Fight COVID-19” – Click below for video.

Four Ways to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

  • Wash Hands Frequently for 20 Seconds

  • Wear a Face Mask or Covering

  • Maintain a 6ft Social Distance

  • Stay Home When Feeling Sick

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there restrictions on visiting Sumner County?

    No, there are currently no restrictions in place when it comes to visiting Sumner County, Tennessee. Sumner County follows protocol set by the Tennessee Department of Health, which oversees 89 of 95 counties in Tennessee. Nearby, Nashville follows the protocol set by the Metro Public Health Department Nashville and Davidson County, which may have different regulations in place than the Tennessee Department of Health.

  • Is wearing a mask required in Sumner County?

    Update 12/23/2020:

    Yes. An Executive Order mandating the use of masks in Sumner County, Tennessee, through February 27, 2021, has been issued. Read more here.

     A message from Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt:

    While the vaccine is beginning to make its way into our community, this virus is still here and continues to pose a risk to everyone, especially during flu season. It is important that we continue to take steps to slow the spread of the virus in order to prevent continued detrimental effects on our everyday lives. Businesses need to remain fully operational, citizens need to be able to continue to perform their daily activities, schools need to remain open, and our hospitals need to have adequate capacity to treat those that are in need of care. This can be accomplished by following social distancing guidelines, washing our hands frequently, wearing face coverings when not able to practice safe social distancing, and staying home when sick. My purpose is to take action now to protect the health and well-being of our citizens and to preserve our economy.

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

    Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    If you experience any of these symptoms, please quarantine to prevent the spread of illness and contact a medical professional for a COVID-19 test.

  • What should I do if I feel ill while visiting Sumner County?

    If you feel ill while visiting Sumner County, please seek medical attention immediately to receive a COVID-19 test and quarantine to prevent the spread of any illness.

    Tennessee Coronavirus Information Line: (877) 857-2945

    Sumner County Health Department Locations (COVID-19 testing):

    1005 Union School Road
    Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
    (615) 206-1100

    351 New Shackle Island Road
    Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
    (615) 824-0552

    214 W. Longview Drive
    Portland, Tennessee 37148
    (615) 325-5237

    Other local testing sites:

    Local hospitals:

    Sumner Regional Medical Center
    555 Hartsville Pike
    Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
    (615) 328-8888

    TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center
    355 New Shackle Island Road
    Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
    (615) 338-1000

    In cases of emergencies, please call 911. 

Learn more about general safe travel practices:

CDC – Travel: FAQ and Answers

Learn more about health conditions in Tennessee:

Tennessee Department of Health

Hear from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee regarding COVID-19:

Office of the Governor of Tennessee



A Message from the U.S. Travel Association: