Gov. Lee extends authority for county mayors to continue mask mandates

Gov. Lee extends authority for county mayors to continue mask mandates
Gov. Bill Lee stops in Memphis for free COVID-19 testing event (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is extending the authority for county mayors to levy mask mandates through the end of the year.

Governor Lee remains against any kind of statewide mandate but will extend authority to county mayors to offer a mask mandate.

The Shelby County Health Department has not given any updates on possible changes to the county’s current mask mandate.

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