Altamont, Tenn. – Following Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order 54 giving the authority to County Executive to implement, or not, mandatory mask ordinances for 89 of the 95 individual counties. The six other counties are under the health directives of their local Health Department. As for Grundy County’s Mayor, Micheal Brady, he says there won’t be a mandatory mask order put in place at this time. The Grundy County Courthouse recently implemented a mandatory personal protective protocol following a positive COVID diagnosis within an immediate family member of an employee.
Brady said, “Right now, we’re not going to put a mandatory mask order in place.” Brady did say, “We’re encouraging everyone to continue to maintain six foot social distancing and keep washing hands more than you would.” Brady hasn’t closed the door completely saying, “You know, never say never” when asked about the possibility of implementing a mandatory mask initiative, but said there would have to be significant change in the trajectory of the statistics for Grundy County.