Some suburban leaders change course amid rising COVID-19 numbers

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: October 28, 2020 4:31 PM CT | Published: October 27, 2020 1:51 PM CT
<strong>Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald (shown in February at a Board of Alderman meeting) said he believes a statewide mask mandate may be the best solution in slowing the coronavirus. &ldquo;I know people are going to not be happy with me, but I&rsquo;m a pragmatic person,&rdquo; McDonald said Tuesday.</strong> (Greg Campbell/Special to the Daily Memphian file)

Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald (shown in February at a Board of Alderman meeting) said he believes a statewide mask mandate may be the best solution in slowing the coronavirus. “I know people are going to not be happy with me, but I’m a pragmatic person,” McDonald said Tuesday. (Greg Campbell/Special to the Daily Memphian file)

Mayors are concerned about rising cases, with at least one, Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald, joining the call of local health officials for a statewide mask mandate. 

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis. She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.


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