Franklin Mayor Ken Moore issued a statement Saturday regarding Williamson County’s expired mask mandate.
The county’s mandate requiring facial coverings in public places was not extended by Mayor Rogers Anderson, and it expired Saturday at 11:59 p.m. Moore said while the mandate was not extended, he is urging Franklin residents to continue wearing facial coverings wherever proper social distancing isn’t possible.
“As your mayor and as a medical doctor for more than 50 years, I believe this is the best way to control the spread of COVID-19,” Moore said.
Here is Moore’s complete statement issued Saturday:
As Mayor of Franklin, my first priority is to protect the wellbeing of our community, I respect County Mayor Anderson’s decision he made regarding the mask/face covering mandate. However, I urge citizens of Franklin to continue to wear masks/face coverings in public and in any area where appropriate physical distancing cannot be maintained. As your Mayor and as a medical doctor for more than 50 years, I believe this is the best way to control the spread of COVID-19. While we are all encouraged by the progress we have made in the last few months, I urge all citizens to take safeguards seriously until more vaccines can be distributed.
Governor Lee’s mask campaign is also ongoing, calling on all Tennesseans to fight COVID-19 by wearing masks/facial coverings. Please do your part by wearing a mask/facial covering, keeping appropriate physical distancing, and washing hands frequently. These simple, commonsense actions will help keep you, your family, your friends, and the community safer during these challenging times.