TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 26, 2020

The Nashville Board of Health voted unanimously today to mandate face masks in public. The policy will go into effect Sunday at 5 p.m. CDT, the Tennessean reports. The vote directs the metro health director to sign an emergency declaration and finalize policy details over the weekend to include "nuances" on how the mandate will be enforced. State officials reported the highest-ever count of new infections in Tennessee with 1,410 new cases Friday. The state also has the highest-ever number of people actively infected with the virus at 13,114. The city joins Memphis in mandating mask use. Gov. Bill Lee has said he does not intend to issue a statewide mask mandate.