Gov. Lee extends Tennessee’s state of emergency through Dec. 29

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Governor-elect Bill Lee speaks during a news conference in the Capitol Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Lee defeated Democrat Karl Dean in the gubernatorial race Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Governor Bill Lee announced on Friday the state of emergency in Tennessee will continue through December 29.

Less signed Executive Order No. 67 to extend certain, targeted provisions of previous executive orders. That includes the authority of local governments to institute mask requirements.

You can read the full order here.

Also on Friday, several local counties extended their mask mandates, including Carter, Unicoi, Sullivan, Washington and Greene counties.

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