Memphis City Council passes mask ordinance

Memphis City Council passes mask ordinance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis City Council passed an ordinance requiring masks in public.

The ordinance requires face masks to be worn in places of business, inside public buildings and when seeking medical care.

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It also applies when people are waiting for or using public transportation.

Someone is seated at a bar or restaurant is not required to wear a mask although wearing a mask when ordering is recommended.

Masks are not required outside of city limits.

Council approved the ordinance nine to four.