Gov. Bill Lee Should Order Whole State to Shelter in Place, Tenn. Doctors Say

Responding to Gov. Lee’s Executive Order, Medical Professionals Urge Further Action

NASHVILLE -- Physicians who are responding to the COVID-19 epidemic in Tennessee say the governor should order Tennesseans to shelter in place.

These doctors say Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order closing restaurants, bars and gyms is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to Dr. Aaron Milstone, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn.

“I want to address Governor Lee and the public directly, I want to reiterate we need the shelter at home, safe at home for ALL Tennesseans,” Dr. Milstone said Sunday. “We can save more lives with a stay at home order from Governor Bill Lee.

Dr. Milstone appeared with three other doctors Sunday at a press conference urging additional action from the governor. Previously, Dr. Milstone submitted a letter to Lee signed by 2,000 physicians and nurses across the state asking for a stay-at-home order.

Their press conference was recorded and can be viewed by clicking here

About the Tennessee Medical Professionals 

This is the original Letter to Governor Bill Lee.
Dr. Aaron Milstone, Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician
Dr. David Aronoff Chief of Infectious Disease at Vanderbilt
Dr. Devin Sherman, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Tufik Assad, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine