Rutherford County mask mandate to expire March 15

Posted at 10:14 AM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-14 22:16:37-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — The mask mandate in Rutherford County will be lifted March 15, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced Saturday.

"After much thought and careful examination of the data available, I am lifting the order on March 15," Ketron said.

The county mayor continued by asking residents of Rutherford County to continue being responsible, acknowledging the Tennessee Department of Health's recommendation to wear a mask, staying six feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and washing hands frequently.

"Even though the vaccine is available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that these health precautions are imperative," Ketron said.

The mask mandate expiring in Rutherford County has been in effect since October 2020.

Rutherford's is not the only county mask mandate expiring in the near future. Williamson County's mask mandate is set to expire Sunday.