WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Washington County, Tennessee Mayor Joe Grandy has issued a local order that will require face masks in county public buildings.
According to a release from county officials, the face coverings will be required in county public buildings.
The buildings included in that order are as follows:
- Historic Courthouse in Jonesborough
- Johnson City Annex of the Washington County offices of the County Clerk & Trustee
- Washington County Archives
- Washington County George Jaynes Justice Center
- Municipal buildings of Johnson City, Tennessee fall within this Order
The order does *not* apply to those under the age of 12, and any person “who cannot safely wear a face covering because of trouble breathing due to an underlying health condition or another bona fide medical or health-related reason for not wearing a face covering.”
There are a few other exceptions in the order that are listed below.
This new order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. EST on July 8 and will expire on August 3.
The release added, “For those who do not have masks, a limited supply of masks will be available at the George Jaynes Justice Center and Historic Washington County Courthouse.”
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