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Tenn. Gov. Lee extends pandemic emergency order

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT/AP)  --  Gov. Bill Lee has again extended the coronavirus state of emergency - this time through the end of September.

The governor initially imposed the state of emergency on March 12 in order to free up funding and relax rules regarding the treatment and containment of COVID-19.

Among other things, the order extends the authority of local officials to impose mandatory mask orders.

Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson, and Robertson counties quickly used the renewed authority to extend their mask orders.

However, Mayor Rogers Anderson allowed Williamson County’s mask mandate to expire over the weekend. 

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