Robertson, Sumner Counties Extend Mask Mandate To Aug. 29

Robertson, Sumner Counties Extend Mask Mandate To Aug. 29

Robertson, Sumner Counties Extend Mask Mandate To Aug. 29

ROBERTSON/SUMNER COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Robertson County Mayor Billy Vogle along with Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt, have issued an extension on their executive order which requires all residents to wear a face mask while in public to lower the spread of COVID-19. The mandate will remain in place until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 29.

“We must continue to do our part to slow the spread of this virus. Health professionals still recommend that wearing face coverings is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves and others. My purpose is to take steps necessary to protect the health and well-being of our citizens and to preserve our economy,” said Sumner County Mayor Holt. To read the full press release, click here

To read the official extension from Robertson County Mayor Billy Vogle, click here

Statement from the City of White House:

“Since the City of White House falls within both of the counties’ jurisdictions, the City will have to follow these mandates. Masks are to be worn at all times in public places within the City.”

The executive orders do not apply to the following:

1. Any person who is under age 12;
2. Any person who cannot safely wear a face-covering because he/she has trouble breathing due to an underlying health condition or another bona fide medical or health-related reason for not wearing a face-covering;
3. Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance;
4. Persons in a private residence;
5. Persons who are outdoors, unless the person cannot substantially maintain appropriate 6-foot social distancing from others outside of the person’s household;
6. Persons while eating or drinking;
7. Persons in a place of worship (unless a face covering is required by the place of worship), although persons in places of worship are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19;
8. Persons within private motor vehicles, unless such vehicle is being used for public transportation or a vehicle for hire;
9. Persons working under conditions where appropriate social distancing of at least six feet from others outside the person’s household is substantially maintained;

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10. Persons present in government facilities, or on government premises, who shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the governmental entity operating the facility or premises. Persons present in the public areas of all Robertson and Sumner County government facilities will wear cloth or other face coverings, subject to the age and health restrictions outlined herein, and subject to number 11, below. Other local governmental entities may issue their own directives regarding their facilities;
11. Persons in a voting site for the purpose of voting or administering an election; although such persons are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19;
12. Persons who are engaging in strenuous exercise and/or physical activity, provided, however, that such persons shall maintain 6-foot social distancing when not wearing a face covering;
13. Persons for whom wearing a face covering would pose a safety or security risk.

For day to day reporting of COVID-19 cases in Robertson County as well as testing sites and other information click here.