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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.

Wearing a face mask or covering in public spaces in Sumner County is required from July 7, 2020, through September 30, 2020. Read more here.

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.

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, who 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?

    Yes, from July 7, 2020 through September 30, 2020, wearing a face mask in public spaces is required in Sumner County, Tennessee. Read more here. It is highly encouraged by medical professionals to wear a face mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

    Issued July 6, 2020:



    Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 54, I, Anthony Holt, Sumner County Mayor, do hereby issue the following directive related to the wearing of face masks in public places:

    Except for the exclusions set forth below, all Sumner County Residents and Visitors, when in public places should wear masks to help prevent the spread of the COVID 19 in accordance with CDC guidance.

    Persons, including employees or customers of businesses, are required to wear face coverings or other similar coverings in public settings where being in close proximity to others is anticipated, and particularly where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain at all times. 

    All law enforcement shall use reasonable care to address willful failure to follow this order. In the event of such failure, civil fines or other necessary action shall be available to law enforcement to enforce this mandate.  (Per TCA 58-2-120)

    Such face coverings can be created from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost. Face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Surgical masks and N-95 respirators should be reserved for health care workers and first responders. 

    Face coverings do not have to be worn:

    i.        Within one’s residence or automobile, unless transporting others for hire;

    ii.       By a child twelve (12) years of age or younger;

    iii.     By someone who has trouble breathing due to an underlying health condition or another bona fide medical or health-related reason for not wearing a face covering;

    iv.      By someone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance;

    v.       While eating or drinking;

    vi.      While outdoors, unless the person cannot substantially maintain appropriate social distancing from others outside of the person’s household;

    vii.     While working under conditions where appropriate social distancing from others outside of the person’s household is substantially maintained;

    viii.   In situations in which wearing a face covering poses a safety or security risk;

    ix.      While in a house of worship unless required by that house of worship, but wearing a face covering in such locations is strongly encouraged; or

    x.       While in a voting site for the purpose of voting or administering an election, but wearing a face covering in such locations is strongly encouraged.

  • 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: