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Nashville, Davidson County to Drop Mask Mandate

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The mask mandate for Nashville and Davidson County will expire at 5 a.m. on Friday, May 14.

The Metro Public Health Department in Nashville said earlier Thursday afternoon it didn’t plan to modify its mask requirements due to the low vaccination rates within the county. But hours later, the department walked that statement back.

“The Board of Health made the decision to end the mask mandate at Thursday afternoon’s board meeting,” Nashville Health tweeted.

The statement from MDPH says each individual business retains the right to set its own restrictions regarding the use of masks, and masks are still encouraged — just not required.

“MPHD continues to strongly recommend masks for those who are unvaccinated when in crowds, indoors, and when unable to socially distance, as also recommended by the CDC,” Nashville Health tweeted.

Written by Meg Turner

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  1. Wonder why the change of heart? Clearly the Democrat Party has decided strategically to flip the switch. I’m trying to figure out what the play is exactly, but I suspect it’s as simple as a calculation that the electorate will be happier and the economy better off – and the Dems will keep power – if the pandemic goes away.

    What they’ve underestimated is that their year of brainwashing to take power isn’t so easily eradicated. You can’t tell people that wearing masks, getting immunized and shaming dissent is the path to virtue and civic benevolence for a year and then suddenly tell them it’s not.

    If they’d actually followed the science and been transparent about the data then they could consistently point to that now to persuade, but instead they’ll have a lot of confusion and bleating among their sheep. Meanwhile we’ll have to suffer under the short sighted dogma they opportunistically imposed.

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