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County Mayor Issues Executive Order Regarding Face Coverings effective July 8

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On July 3, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 54 to grant county mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue local requirements that citizens wear face coverings in public places in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 cases, which have significantly risen in recent weeks. Governor Lee encouraged every Tennessean across the state to use a face covering or mask, to socially distance and wash hands frequently.

After much consideration and after consultation with each of the mayors of the various municipalities in Williamson County, as well as the School Superintendents for the two school districts within the County, Mayor Rogers Anderson finds that there is a consensus that wearing a cloth or other face covering should be required in certain circumstances in Williamson County. Mayor Anderson recognizes that there are many varying opinions on this issue, but believes that asking Williamson Countians to wear a face covering in indoor public places, and in outdoor public places where distancing is not possible, is a necessary safety measure in order that our local businesses may remain open and our schools will be able to open in the fall. …

Please read the full press release and text of the Executive Order.

For more details visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage about Executive Order 54.

For additional clarification, County Mayor Rogers Anderson issued an Addendum on July 9. Read the Addendum here.

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COVID-19 Testing and Mask Distribution

From The Williamson County Health Department release dated June 29, 2020:

All COVID-19 tests and masks are free to the public, regardless of county of residency. Individuals do not have to present symptoms to be tested. Test results are currently being provided within 4 to 7 days of testing.
“We would like to remind the community that if they are coming to receive a test, they should plan on self-isolating until their test results come back to prevent transmission if results are positive,” said Williamson County Health Director Cathy Montgomery.
WCHD would like to remind the community to follow CDC guidelines by physically distancing and wearing a mask while in public settings. Businesses should continue to follow Governor Lee’s Tennessee Pledge Guidelines which can be found here:

https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery.html

For developing information, individuals can subscribe to Williamson County’s Public Information text opt-in system by texting keyword WCCOVID to 888-777.
TDH is posting updated COVID-19 case numbers by 2 p.m. CDT each day at

http://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

Find additional information at http://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html and

http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Visit the Williamson County Emergency Management COVID-19 page online at williamsonready.org/Coronavirus.
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WCPLS Memorial Day Closing on May 25

Library2Go will be unavailable on Monday, May 25, as all Branches of the Williamson County Public Library System will be closed.

Please join us in observing the Williamson County Memorial Day Service at 10 am online due to the Pandemic.

“Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic and Governor Lee’s Executive Order No. 17 and The Tennessee Pledge, the annual Memorial Day Service will not be held as a live event at the county’s Veterans’ Park for 2020.  Instead the Memorial Day Service will be produced for broadcast by the county’s WC-TV personnel.”

For more information: http://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/calendar.aspx?eid=5285

Library2Go services will resume on Tuesday, May 26, at all Branches. 

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