Sullivan County Still Following Tennessee Pledge When It Comes To Wearing Masks
The Sullivan County Regional Health Department continues to follow the Tennessee Pledge as far as wearing masks is concerned. The pledge, which is basically an honor system asking Tennesseans to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Requiring masks which is now in effect in Nashville and Davidson County involves a higher level of enforcement. Gary Mayes, Director of The Sullivan County Regional Health Department says miscommunication about understanding wearing a mask initially may have caused confusion. Mays says the mask does not protect the person wearing it, but instead is a barrier to protect others. Requiring residents to wear a mask in Nashville went into effect Monday morning and anyone found in violation can be cited with a class C misdemeanor beginning July 3.