FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson announced he will be allowing the county's mask mandate to expire this weekend.
Mayor Anderson's announcement said in light of the "significant progress in reduction of COVID cases in recent weeks, and the positive impact on hospital capacity-the Williamson County," the order will expire Saturday, February 27 at 11:59 p.m.
However, he also continued to encourage residents to voluntarily wear face coverings when in public places where social distancing isn't possible.
The mayor's announcement continued stating, "The decrease in the number of active COVID-19 cases is encouraging and Mayor Anderson is optimistic that voluntary compliance with public health advice, including wearing a face covering, washing of hands, and social distancing can help us maintain the progress we have made."
The announcement was made on the same day both Sumner and Montgomery County mayors extended the mask mandates in their counties.
The Williamson County mandate has been in place in Williamson County since July 8. Officials said the decision to implement the order was "geared toward keeping businesses open, allowing children to physically attend school, and preserving our healthcare and hospital resources."