An open letter to State Governors (TN only)

Mask mandate for TN

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CLEAR Dear Governor Lee, Covid-19 infection rates are trending toward another critical peak. Here in Tennessee, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been spreading exponentially and we have seen outbreaks associated with our factories, nursing homes, jails, and schools. The hospitalization rates for Covid-19 infections in Tennessee recently reached a new record high. Hospitals in the state are strained with these increased hospitalizations in ICUs, inpatient floors, and ERs. Hospital capacity is diminished. This disease is devastating not only to our elderly population but also to middle age and younger patients and impacting children. Long-term health effects are COVID-19 are emerging. Many counties in Tennessee have instituted mask mandates but many have not. We urge you to follow the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Please issue a state-wide universal mask mandate requiring masking in public in all counties of TN (except age below 2 years). There is scientific evidence that wearing masks decreases the spread of COVID-19. Universal mask wearing is a very effective and important strategy to continue the fight against COVID-19. Please stand with the frontline healthcare workers who risk their lives to care for COVID-19 patients every day. Help us educate, as well as protect, those who do not understand just how vital universal masking is at this critical time. Help communicate to all Tennesseans that it is out of respect for others, respect for humanity, respect for our great country, respect for our businesses, and respect for the American

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