NASHVILLE, TENN. (WSMV) - Governor Bill Lee extended his executive order giving Tennessee's mayors the option to implement or end mask mandates in their respective counties. 

The governor announced the extension during a state coronavirus press briefing Tuesday. His order gives 89 counties in Tennessee the ability to set their own mask mandates. 

The order does not apply to Davidson County, one of Tennessee's five major metro counties with its own health department. A mask mandate is currently in effect in Davidson. 

Tennessee counties with and without mask mandates

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order allowing county mayors in 89 of Tennessee's 95 counties to institute a mask mandate in their counties. This order is set to end April 28, 2021.

County Mask Mandate (yes, no)
Bedford
Benton
Cannon
Cheatham No
Clay
Coffee
Cumberland
Davidson Yes
Decatur
DeKalb No
Dickson No
Franklin
Giles
Grundy
Henry Through March 27
Hickman No
Houston
Humphreys No
Jackson No
Lawrence
Lewis
Lincoln
Macon
Marshall
Maury No
Montgomery Through March 19, 11:59 p.m.
Moore
Overton
Perry
Pickett
Putnam No
Robertson No
Rutherford No
Smith
Stewart
Sumner Through April 28
Tennessee (statewide) No
Trousdale
Van Buren
Warren
Wayne
White
Williamson No
Wilson Yes

Governor Lee already extended his order once since it was first signed in July. 

Two of our state's largest commuter counties already announced plans to drop their mandates. 

Montgomery County's mandate expired Tuesday, though the mandate applied to business employees. Residents of Montgomery County did not need to wear masks for most of the month. Masks are still required in county and city buildings. 

Wilson County's mask mandate expires today. 

On Monday Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto announced his decision to reverse the order, adding that the decision does not impact schools, businesses or long-term care facilities, which develop their own policies and procedures. 

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