The order allows contact sports to resume if they follow safety guidelines and gives local governments the authority to determine mask requirements.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 55 Friday, which allowed contact sports to resume as long as they follow safety guidelines.
It also extended Executive Order 54, which gave local governments the authority to issue mask requirements.
With the new order, the way state officials treats contact and non-contacts are aligned so that no sports are prohibited by the state.
“Athletics is an important part of our way of life and provides many benefits for our student-athletes, but common-sense precautions must be taken to combat COVID-19,” said Gov. Lee….