White House mask mandate doesn’t alter Lee’s mindset

Governor plans to keep letting counties set rules despite Trump’s order

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: October 18, 2020 3:58 PM CT | Published: October 18, 2020 12:10 PM CT
<strong>Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (in a file photo) removes his mask as he begins a news conference in Nashville</strong>. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (in a file photo) removes his mask as he begins a news conference in Nashville. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

The White House quietly told Tennessee last week that “a statewide mask mandate must be implemented” to curb its growing spread of COVID-19.

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