Gov. Lee signs executive order allowing parents to opt-out of school mask mandates

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the state of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signs an executive order giving parents the ability to opt-out of school mask mandates.


On Monday, Gov. Lee signed Executive Order 84 mandating students’ parents to make the decision to whether their child will wear face coverings at school, on the school bus, or at school functions.


Gov. Lee made these remarks at the signing:


“No one cares about the health and well-being of a child more than a parent. I am signing an executive order today that allows parents to opt their children out of a school mask mandate if either a school board or health board enacts one over a district.”

- Governor Bill Lee (R)




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