SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Yesterday, Robertson County Mayor Billy Vogle issued an Executive Emergency Order requiring facial coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19. Pursuant to Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order #54, Robertson County Mayor Vogle has the authority to issue COVID-19 facial covering requirements. As stated in Robertson County Mayor Vogle’s order, face masks will be mandatory in Robertson County. This mandate will expire on September 30, 2020 unless canceled or extended.
Based on the advice from local health officials including NorthCrest Medical Center and the Robertson County Health Department, the City of Springfield understands Robertson County Mayor Vogle’s decision to make facial coverings mandatory and is optimistic this decision will positively impact the spread of COVID-19.
The City of Springfield plans to work with the community as we adjust to the new requirements and will begin enforcing the executive order through education, communication, and cooperation.
Beginning tomorrow, facial coverings will be required at all city departments. Pursuant to exemption #10 in Mayor Vogle’s order, visitors to the lobby area of Springfield City Hall conducting short-term business (utility payments, etc.) will not be denied access for failing to wear a facial covering due to the various provisions the city has made in the lobby area to allow for consistent social distancing. However, facial coverings will be required for visitors proceeding past the lobby area and those who are conducting business such as attending meetings or obtaining permits.
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