The Warren County Coronavirus Task Force has mandated wearing face masks in public.
County Executive Jimmy Haley said the task force met Wednesday and unanimously agreed on the mandate.
“It is the right and the responsible thing to do,” Haley said. “As your county executive, I realize the buck stops here. In my commitment to serve or county, and the people I love, every opinion is important to me.”
Haley said both Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey recommended the decision. Under Executive Order 54, counties mayors have authority to require mask wearing.
“Let the public know, this was not my decision alone, but our leadership’s collective decision,” Haley said.
Haley said the mandate will last until the executive order is lifted.