City of Memphis receives 49 mask noncompliance complaints over the weekend

WATCH: City of Memphis receives 49 mask noncompliance complaints over the weekend

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Despite whatever your personal feelings on the subject may be, masks are no longer a mere recommendation – in Memphis, they’re mandatory.

Last week, an ordinance passed that requires face masks inside businesses, in public buildings, and when at the doctor. It also applies while riding or waiting on the bus.

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The city released new data Monday regarding Saturday and Sunday.

They said they received 49 mask noncompliance complaints Saturday and Sunday alone.

FOX13 reached out to the City of Memphis to find out how many total complaints have they gotten. The spokeswoman said an open records request needed to be filed to get that information.

That request was filed Monday and we will let you know as soon as the information is available.

FOX13 also reached out to the Shelby County Public Health Department but hasn’t heard back yet.

To file a complaint about mask non-compliance call the Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line at 901-222-2300 or the Shelby County Health Department’s COVID19 hotline at 833-943-1658. The City of Memphis will also take complaints by dialing 311.

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