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Posted on: July 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Face coverings now required for Williamson County public space


Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson has issued a Declaration of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic and ordered that cloth or other face coverings ... shall be required in Williamson County beginning July 8th and ending August 3rd, 2020.  Official Order: Full Wm Cnty Public Health Emergency (PDF)

"...IT IS ORDERED that cloth or other face coverings that cover the nose and mouth of a person to impede the spread of the virus during speaking, coughing, sneezing or other action, shall be required in Williamson County, Tennessee, within all publicly-accessible areas of commercial business establishments; in public outdoor areas where social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained; and within the publicly-accessible areas of business offices where there is direct interaction with the public and social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained. A “commercial business establishment” means any establishment that sells goods or services, or a combination thereof, including but not limited to grocery stores, restaurants, lobbies and public spaces in hotels and other places of lodging, pharmacies, banks, bars, salons, retail stores, medical and dental offices, and entertainment and sports venues.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Order does not apply to:

1. Any person who is under age 12;

2. Any person who cannot safely wear a face covering because he/she has trouble breathing due to an underlying health condition or another bona fide medical or health-related reason for not wearing a face covering;

3. Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance;

4. Persons in a private residence;

5. Persons who are outdoors, unless the person cannot substantially maintain appropriate 6-foot social distancing from others outside of the person’s household;

6. Persons while eating or drinking;

7. Persons in a place of worship (unless a face covering is required by the place of worship), although persons in places of worship are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19;

8. Persons within private motor vehicles, unless such vehicle is being used for public transportation or a vehicle for hire;

9. Persons working under conditions where appropriate social distancing of at least six feet from others outside the person’s household is substantially maintained;

10. Persons present in government facilities or on government premises, who shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the governmental entity operating the facility or premises. Persons present in the public areas of all Williamson County government facilities will wear cloth or other face coverings, subject to the age and health restrictions outlined herein, and subject to number 11, below. Other local governmental entities may issue their own directives regarding their facilities or premises;

11. Persons in a voting site for the purpose of voting or administering an election; although such persons are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19;

12. Persons who are engaging in strenuous exercise and/or physical activity, provided, however, that such persons shall maintain 6-foot social distancing when not wearing a face covering;

13. Persons for whom wearing a face covering would pose a safety or security risk...."


This order is in compliance with the Executive Order 54 from Gov. Lee recognizing a continuing state of emergency and major disaster related to COVID-19.

All executive orders in Tennessee

Mask Required Flyer that will be on display in public facilities.

The Tennessean Article
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