Mayor Cooper exploring idea of making masks mandatory in Nashville citywide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Mayor John Cooper is exploring the idea of mandating masks throughout Nashville, his office confirmed to FOX 17 News Thursday.

A representative for the mayor said just as masks have already been made mandatory at all facilities owned and managed by Metro, Cooper is looking into it as a citywide requirement.

The mayor is reportedly considering this public health measure as well as several other options to keep Nashvillians safe.

The amount of COVID-19 cases in Davidson County has reached 8,644, including both confirmed and probable cases, representing an increase of 239 new confirmed cases reported in 24 hours. 99 deaths in Davidson County have been attributed to the virus.

6,352 people have recovered from the virus. 85,601 have been tested for COVID-19 in Davidson County, with 76,957 negative results.

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