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Metro Nashville issues public health order requiring the use of masks in public beginning June 29

Metro Nashville Public Health Director Michael Caldwell issued Public Health Order 8 on June 28, requiring all residents to wear masks or facial coverings in public beginning June 29.

Gov. Bill Lee extends state of emergency to August 29, continuing alcohol to-go sales and Tennessee Pledge guidelines

As case numbers continue to rise across the state, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed Executive Order No. 50, extending the statewide state of emergency due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic to Aug. 29, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

Williamson County Fair to host virtual events, youth competitions in lieu of in-person fair for 2020

Following the cancelation of in-person events for the Williamson County Fair, the fair board announced June 29 that competitions for youth divisions will still be held this year through online applications only.

Microsoft announces closure of retail stores, including The Mall at Green Hills location in Nashville

Microsoft Corp. announced June 26 the closure of all of its physical Microsoft Store locations as part of a "strategic change" in its retail operations. The location inside The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville, is included in the companywide store closures.

Alex Hosey, Wendy Sturges and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.