Active COVID-19 Cases at 24, No Mask Requirement for Henderson County

A chart is pictured showing the number of active COVID-19 cases within Henderson County, Tennessee, as of press time on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
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Article by W. Clay Crook-

At press time on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the number of active COVID-19 cases was at 24, with 24 recoveries and no deaths.

Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray said that he has coordinated with the Henderson County Health Department and has conferenced with other mayors in West Tennessee and his department heads. “I will not issue an order at this time to require masks,” Bray said, “but I want to highly encourage everyone to practice social distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands.” The consensus among the West Tennessee mayors was that the economy is still too fragile to issue a mask order but realize the need for people to be practical in shopping and interacting with one another.

On Friday July 3, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 54 to grant county mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue local mask requirements in the event of a significant rise in COVID-19 cases.
“While our densely populated urban areas continue to have the highest COVID-19 case rates, our local governments expressed a need for greater flexibility in addressing a rise in cases and that includes setting stronger expectations around masks,” said Gov. Lee. “This targeted approach ensures we protect both lives and livelihoods and safely keep our economy…

For complete coverage, see the July 8th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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1 Comment

  1. Jack pressey Pressey on July 9, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Yesterday the CDC reported 46 cases in Henderson county tn. What happened to the other 22 cases. Today it’s only 24. Somebody has to stop lying. We need to keep our families and our community safe. If that means wearing these masks then it needs to be done. I wear mine anytime I’m in a public place. I hate it but we need to stop this spread. We need our government’s help to do it. Mr Mayor I urge YOU to take a stand before our county succumbs to this disease. Thank you.

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