Lee orders liability protection for health care providers, considers legality of mask requirements

By Updated: July 01, 2020 6:10 PM CT | Published: July 01, 2020 6:01 PM CT
<strong>Gov. Bill Lee answers questions during a news conference Wednesday, July 1, in Nashville.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Lee signed an executive order Wednesday that will create limited liability protection for hospitals, nursing homes and health care workers who deal with COVID-19 patients each day.</strong>&nbsp;(Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

Gov. Bill Lee answers questions during a news conference Wednesday, July 1, in Nashville. Lee signed an executive order Wednesday that will create limited liability protection for hospitals, nursing homes and health care workers who deal with COVID-19 patients each day. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

Governor signed an executive order providing legal cover for health care providers in the COVID-19 pandemic and said his administration is looking at the legal authority for local governments to mandate face masks.

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Bill Lee Lisa Piercey Randy McNally Cameron Sexton
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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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