Roane County will not require face masks or face coverings, County Executive Ron Woody said Friday.
In an online video, Woody said most essential businesses are now requiring face coverings. That means a mask requirement by the county may not be necessary anymore, Woody said. Stores that require face coverings now include Kroger, Lowe’s, and Walmart.
“The decisions were made the businesses, which we think was the best decision anyway,” Woody said. It’s better than a government mandate, which no one wants, the county executive said.
“Our businesses should step up and be the responsible party, and they were,” Woody said.[Read more…]