Tenn. governor gives update on COVID-19 amid new calls for a statewide mask mandate

WATCH: Gov. Lee gives weekly briefing on COVID-19 in Tennessee - Oct. 28

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - In the latest news concerning Tennessee and COVID-19, Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald has called for Governor Bill Lee to issue a statewide mask mandate.

McDonald believes this will help keep the state from revisiting another stay-at-home order and shut down of businesses.

So far, Lee has resisted a statewide mask mandate leaving it up to county leadership to issue and enforce a mandate.

During his briefing, Lee said there are a lot of approaches to mask wearing and the most important thing he can do is to just remind residents how imperative it is to wear a mask. He said he believes leaving the decision for mandates to county officials has paid off so far and feels that it will continue.

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