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Gov. Lee recommends wearing masks daily

Governor Bill Lee stressed the importance of wearing masks each day and called it a personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 4:53 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Governor Bill Lee stressed the importance of wearing masks each day and called it a personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.

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Posted by WVLT on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

While Lee stressed the importance of mask wearing during a media briefing Tuesday, he has yet to issue a statewide mandate.

Dr. Deborah Birx, with the White House COVID-19 Task Force, encouraged widespread mask use in Tennessee and pointed to the possible closure of bars.

Lee said he discussed alternative plans with Birx to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 that do not involve a state-wide mask mandate, forcing bars to close or shutting down the economy.

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