Montgomery County extends mask mandate for another week

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Posted at 3:43 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 16:43:24-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett has extended the mask order which requires all residents, businesses and visitors to wear face coverings in public.

Emergency Order 13 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on August 10 and will expire at 12:01 a.m. on August 17 unless it’s canceled or extended. The original order went into effect on July 20 and has been extended multiple times.

The order says a cloth or other facial mask – that covers the nose and mouth – must be worn in all “publicly-accessible areas of commercial business establishments; public outdoor areas where social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained; and within publicly-accessible areas of business offices where there is direct interaction with the public and social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained.”

It also requires businesses and facilities to post signage requesting that customers wear masks.

The order excludes anyone 12 or under or anyone who has “trouble breathing due to an underlying health condition or another bona fide medical or health-related reason.”