City Council concerned about rise in COVID cases, could call early vote on mask requirement

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 09, 2020 5:49 PM CT | Published: June 09, 2020 5:45 PM CT
<strong>Memphians (some masked) go about their business on the Main Street mall on April 16. Memphis City Council members could call a special meeting Friday, June 12, to vote on a mask or face covering requirement if local COVID-19 rates continue to rise.</strong> (Daily Memphian file)

Memphians (some masked) go about their business on the Main Street mall on April 16. Memphis City Council members could call a special meeting Friday, June 12, to vote on a mask or face covering requirement if local COVID-19 rates continue to rise. (Daily Memphian file)

Council members expressed alarm at the rise in the daily COVID-19 case count locally and are prepared to call a special meeting Friday to enact a mask requirement in public places within Memphis. 

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