NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A Metro City council member filed a resolution to ask the Metro Health Department Chief to enact a mask mandate in Davidson County, but it was quickly shot down in council.

Joy Styles had filed the resolution and ordinance proposal about masks that would require all individuals in public indoor spaces to wear masks. The resolution, which is non-binding, comes "in light of new evidence concerning the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19."

"Less than half of the people in Davidson County are fully vaccinated, putting the majority of Davidson County residents at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, especially the highly contagious Delta variant," the resolution stated.  

Styles had filed the resolution in enough time for Tuesday night's meeting, but two of the 40 people on council objected, effectively killing the resolution. Styles would have to refile for it to appear again in front of council. 

 

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