Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson requires masks in public to slow spread of COVID-19

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 23:59:10-04

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Masks will soon be required when in public in Williamson County.

Mayor Rogers Anderson signed an executive order on Monday requiring masks or face coverings, which will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The order will expire on Monday, August 3.

"Allowing the current spike in cases to continue jeopardizes our businesses, government and court operations, schools, and way of life; and this simple measure can help to protect our citizens during this unprecedented time," the executive order says.

The order does not apply to the following:

  • Anyone inside a private residence or vehicle
  • Anyone eating or drinking
  • Anyone outside and is able to maintain appropriate social distancing
  • Inside places of worship, unless required by the place of worship
  • While voting or inside a voting site
  • While exercising provided you maintain appropriate social distancing

Children younger than 12 years old and those with a medical condition who are unable to safely wear a face covering are not required to wear a mask.

Gov. Bill Lee gave county mayors the authority to require masks on Friday.

You can read the full order by clicking here.