Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood share message to 'be smart' even as places open up

They shared a message about staying safe even as places are opening up.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood share message to 'be smart' even as places open up
April 28, 2020, 1:48 PM

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are taking part in the #TNStayApart campaign with a public service announcement that encourages social distancing and flattening the curve of COVID-19.

"Tennessee, you have stayed home, you’ve stopped the spread, you’ve saved lives," Yearwood applauded in the video. "You’re doing everything right."

Her husband also noted that the state was faced with the pandemic right after a set of tornadoes devastated parts of Middle Tennessee, further testing Tennesseans' resilience.

"You guys not only went to work helping victims there, all of a sudden you helped all of us, including yourself, by flattening the curve and stayed home," Brooks commended. "Very proud of you, Tennessee."

Yearwood and Brooks remarked that although public places will start to open, it doesn't mean people have to venture out into public if they feel uncomfortable.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee unveiled a plan last week to begin to reopen businesses across the state, including restaurants and retail stores, requiring them to operate at 50% capacity.

"We're hearing that pretty soon we'll be starting to kind of slowly open everything back up, so we are asking you, Tennessee, to keep it going -- to be smart and to be careful and to be diligent," Yearwood said in the PSA.

"Remember it's your choice. Just because things are open doesn't mean you have to partake in them," Brooks shared. "So stay smart, stay strong."