Williamson County will allow mask mandate to expire Feb. 27

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.

In recent weeks, the numb er of coronavirus cases has declined by more than 50%, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The mandate, which has been in effect since last fall, required residents to wear masks in all public indoor spaces.

"In light of the significant progress in reduction of COVID cases in recent weeks, and the positive impact on hospital capacity, the Williamson County face covering order will be allowed to expire on February 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.," county officials said in an announcement. "However, Mayor Anderson, continues to encourage Williamson Countians voluntarily to wear face coverings when in public places where social distancing is not achievable."

The expiration of the mask mandate does not apply to Williamson County schools, which will continue to require masks, and businesses in the county will still be allowed to require masks if they wish to do so, according to the announcement.


See the full announcement from the county here.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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