Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said houses of worships can reopen with limited capacity.
People were encouraged to wear face masks.
His guidance also suggested a phased approach to resuming worship gatherings among vulnerable populations, according to a statement from his office.
Services should be limited to 50% of maximum capacity with increased social distancing between families, the statement said.
People who may be symptomatic or in close contact with someone who is should stay home, according to the statement.