Shoppers respond to Order number 4, the mask mandate

Signs went up in businesses across Madison county reminding customers that masks are now required in all businesses. But some customers are have mixed feelings about this new mandate.

Order number 4 issued by the Jackson Madison county Regional Health Department requires anyone over the age of two who goes in a business in Madison county to wear a mask.

“I’m not really big on it", says shopper, Chase Duke.

Shopper, Tammy Johnson, says, “Well I think it’s a good thing."

“I don’t agree with it", says shopper Bobby Reed.

After speaking with a number of people going in and out of stores, there are people on both sides of the discussion.

Some say they do not like it.

“I think it is a little ridiculous, but I mean that’s what people want to do you know what I’m saying. But everybody is just making stuff difficult, that’s all I’m saying" adds Duke.

While others believe it will help slow the spike in cases.

“I think it does help with the spread and there are so many people that are asymptomatic that you don’t know", adds Johnson.

One shopper says that this mandate should have been put in place a long time ago.

“If they was wanting people to wear a mask to protect them they probably should have done that in the beginning. Why you wait half way through the thing when most of everybody probably affected", says Reed.

The mask mandate is planned to end on August 29th, which is the same day that Governor Bill Lee extended the state of emergency for Tennessee. Imani Williams, for 39 news, in Jackson.

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