Wright wants legal opinion on Health Department authority

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 11, 2021 2:01 PM CT | Published: August 11, 2021 2:01 PM CT

Shelby County Commissioner Mick Wright says even with recent changes in state laws this year, it’s unclear where the health department’s authority to issue mask mandates and require other measures ends and where decisions by elected officials begin.


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