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Mask mandate extended in Carter County

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic in our region, Carter County Interim Mayor Patty Woodby issued Executive Order No. 8 today extending the requirement for masks to be worn in public places in Carter County until 11:59 p.m. on October 30, 2020.

“While the number of active cases of COVID-19 is trending down, it is imperative that we continue to take the proper safety measures to keep our community headed in the right direction,” Woodby said. “This includes wearing a mask or other facial covering when in public to help slow the spread of the disease, along with practicing proper handwashing and maintaining social distance whenever possible.”

Woodby said prior to making her decision to extend the requirement for face masks to be worn she spoke with other local county mayors, several of whom said they felt extending the mandates was the right move for the community, especially with many schools beginning to bring students back into the classrooms.

“With our children returning to school it is vital that we take all the precautions we can to help insure not only the students’ safety but the safety of their families as well,” Woodby said.

In addition to extending the mask requirement, Woodby said the Carter County Commission and its committees will continue to hold their meetings electronically through the month of October to help protect the health and welfare of the public. Live public access to these meetings is available for everyone by accessing the Zoom meetings either electronically at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4787669850 or by telephone by calling toll-free to 1-877-853-5257 and entering Meeting ID: 478-766-9850. The meetings are also broadcast live on Carter County’s YouTube channel.

To see copies of Executive Orders issued by the Carter County Mayor as well as the Executive Orders issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee along with other COVID-19 information and resources please visit www.cartercountytn.gov/covid-19-resources.