Gov. Bill Lee on Monday announced he would not extend his Safer at Home Executive Order beyond April 30, and his administration is working with the Economic Recovery Group (ERG) to safely begin reopening Tennessee’s businesses. State Rep. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) has been selected to serve as a member of a health care advisory group, which will assist the ERG in developing recommendations and guidelines to continue safeguarding workers in the health industry as part of this phased economic reboot.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve my colleagues in the health care industry and my fellow Tennesseans in providing assistance to the Economic Recovery Group during this critical time,” said Terry, an anesthesiologist from Murfreesboro. Governor Lee and his team believe that Tennessee is in a position to do a phased reopening, and I look forward to assisting in this effort.”

Comprised of representatives from state departments, members of the legislature and leaders from the private sector, the ERG is working together to safely reboot Tennessees economy during the coronavirus pandemic.  This effort is in cooperation with the White House, which has begun coordinating a phased reopening of the nations industries one region at a time.

“COVID-19 has not only created a public health crisis, it has hurt thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of hardworking Tennesseans,” said Lee. “As we work to safely open Tennessee’s economy, this group will provide guidance to industries across the state on the best ways to get Tennesseans back to work.”

Industry representatives working with the ERG collectively represent Tennessees major industries, including retail, banking, agriculture, manufacturing, health care and small business. They will offer guidance for transition specific to their industry.

Bryan Terry, MD represents Tennessee House District 48, which is the eastern portion of Rutherford County and a portion of Murfreesboro. Terry lives in Murfreesboro and can be reached by email at: by calling 615-741-2180.