Lee praises Hamblen County mayor for mask mandate
Governor Bill Lee praised Hamblen County's mayor for issuing a mandatory mask mandate in the county.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Governor Bill Lee praised Hamblen County’s mayor for issuing a mandatory mask mandate in the county.
During the Tuesday afternoon briefing, Lee pointed to Mayor Bill Brittain, saying he was helping spread the word with his order that “masks are an important part of fighting this COVID-19.”
Brittain issued the order August 1. It went into effect August 4 and is expected to expire after August 29.
Lee has stopped short, however, of issuing a statewide mask mandate.
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