CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Montgomery County's order requiring mask mandates while in public has been extended through December 10, Mayor Jim Durrett announced on Wednesday.
The order requires a cloth or other face covering be worn over the nose and mouth in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Masks must be worn in all publicly-accessible areas of commercial business establishments, in all public areas of Montgomery County and City of Clarksville government buildings, and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. Businesses are also required to post signage informing patrons of the mandate on public entrances.
"It is important for us to stay the course and do our best to slow the spread of this virus, especially as we head into flu season. Wearing a mask is one easy way we can protect ourselves and others during this time," Durrett said.
Montgomery County has seen an average of 50 new cases per day in the last two weeks.