Mayor Indya Kincannon signed an executive order yesterday mandating masks be worn inside all City-owned buildings.
The order comes following a week of significant increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Knox County.
“Wearing a mask is one thing we know will help mitigate the spread of this virus,” Kincannon said. “Everyone should be wearing a mask inside all public buildings and in places where physical distancing is difficult. It is just common courtesy.
“It is my responsibility to do everything I can to keep the people of Knoxville safe and that includes City employees and anyone doing business inside a City facility. I want to lead by example and I will continue to urge other leaders to take similar measures.”
The order will go into effect Wednesday, July 1st at all City-owned facilities. That list includes, but is not limited to:
- The Public Works Service Center
- The Safety Building
- The Convention Center
- The Sunsphere
- The World’s Fair Park Exhibition Center
- Civic Coliseum and Auditorium
- The Jacob Building
- The Muse
- Indoor spaces at Zoo Knoxville
- The Knoxville Station Transit Center
- The Administrative Building for Parks & Rec
Visitors coming to the City-County Building will also be asked to wear a mask for all City-related business.
To read the executive order in its entirety, go to knoxvilletn.gov/COVID19.