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Executive order gives Tennessee parents power to bypass masking in schools


Tennessee parents who don’t want their children to mask up in the classroom can opt out of mask mandates. Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order Monday, Aug. 16, and now parents, politicians, and physicians are sounding off about it. Republican state lawmakers wanted Lee to call a special session to talk about getting rid of mask mandates. The governor chose this option instead, saying it eliminates the need for the legislature to come back to Nashville.

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