Gov. Lee asks mayors of ‘Big 6’ counties to lift mask mandates by Memorial Day Weekend

After more than a year since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Tennessee, the state is no longer in a statewide public health emergency as Gov. Bill Lee is ending all public health orders and issued a new Executive Order that ends local authority over mask mandates in 89 of 95 counties.

“COVID-19 is now a managed public health issue in Tennessee and no longer a statewide public health emergency,” said Gov. Lee. “As Tennesseans continue to get vaccinated, it’s time to lift remaining local restrictions, focus on economic recovery and get back to business in Tennessee.”

Full story: https://fox17.com/news/local/tennessee-gov-lee-ends-public-health-orders-including-local-authority-over-mask-mandates-health-covid-19-no-longer-

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