NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The governor of Tennessee will continue to give the authority to mayors across the state to determine if masks should be worn in the public in their respective counties.
In July, Gov. Bill Lee signed an executive order that allows Tennessee’s mayors the option to implement or end mask mandates in their respective counties.
On Monday, the governor’s office announced he would extent that order until the end of the year.
A spokesperson says that the Governor will sign the extension before it expires but won’t do that until October 30th. More details are expected to be discussed at a press briefing on Tuesday.
“The governor has strongly encouraged Tennesseans to make responsible decisions to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, including wearing masks in public, avoiding large gatherings, and staying home when sick. He has also been clear that he believes that statewide, one-size-fits-all government mandates are not the best…