Williamson County to Mandate Masks in Public Areas

  • A girl and mother wear masks

    Published July 7, 2020

    Starting July 8, Williamson County residents will be required to wear a face covering when in public areas.

    Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 54, allowing mayors in 89 counties to issue face mask requirements. Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson signed his county-wide order July 6.

    When the order goes into effect, citizens will be required to wear face coverings within publicly-accessible areas of commercial business establishments; in public outdoor areas where social distancing of six feet is not possible; and within publicly-accessible areas of business offices where there is direct interaction with the public and social distancing of six feet is not possible.

    Businesses and facilities will post signage informing residents of the requirements.

    “We need to continue being able to go places and support our businesses when we can and feel safe,” Anderson said. “Our six city mayors and many other healthcare professionals think this is the best approach.”

    Williamson County residents may contact the Williamson County Coronavirus Information Line with questions about the executive order. The number may be reached at 615-595-4880 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    To read the executive order in its entirety, visit the Williamson County government website.