Order requires employees, visitors of Metro buildings to wear masks

Posted at 5:43 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 18:43:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — All city employees and visitors must wear a mask or face covering inside city buildings, according to the latest order issued by Nashville Mayor John Cooper.

On Monday, Mayor cooper signed Executive Order No. 7, which requires a face covering be worn inside any building or indoor space that is owned, managed, or leased by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

“The health and well-being of all Metro employees and the residents who visit our facilities is of paramount importance,” Cooper said in a press release. “Executive Order No. 7 is an important tool in our citywide COVID-19 response. But I want to remind everyone to continue wearing face coverings in all public settings, keep a safe distance from others, and frequently wash your hands. A coordinated response is the best response, so we must remain united in our efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus and ensure a sustained economy reopening throughout Davidson County.”

Metro employees working alone in their offices or workspaces are exempted from the requirements listed in the executive order. The following are also exempt:

  • Children under the age of two
  • Older children who are unable to wear a mask properly or safely
  • Persons who would jeopardize their health or safety by wearing a face covering
  • Persons who request an exemption based on individual circumstances

Anyone wo is visiting a Metro facility who does not wear a face covering will be given one [if available].