Lee’s mask opt-out renewal is ‘bone’ to his base, analysts say

‘During this whole pandemic, (Gov. Lee) has not reversed course or backed off once he made the decision that it was the right thing to do.’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 04, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: October 04, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Protesters gather outside Collierville Schools&rsquo; administration building on Aug. 9, to show opposition to the Shelby County Health Department&rsquo;s mandate for universal masking in schools.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Protesters gather outside Collierville Schools’ administration building on Aug. 9, to show opposition to the Shelby County Health Department’s mandate for universal masking in schools. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Three federal judges have said the mask opt-out order is unlawful, but analysts say it doesn’t matter. Lee can still say he tried.

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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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