Under the declared emergency guidelines currently in effect in the State of Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee delegated to local officials the ability to regulate the wearing of facial coverings in their communities. Accordingly, Rutherford County has had a local face covering mandate in effect since late October 2020.
The recently-announced decision by Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron to lift the local facial covering mandate for Rutherford County on March 15 does not affect the rights of individual businesses or organizations to continue to require face coverings to enter their business or facility.
Therefore, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic will continue to require all persons, aged 2 and above, to wear an appropriate facial covering while in any of its facilities. This includes all staff members, patients, visitors or vendors. This requirement is due to our overwhelming concern for patients who are at greater risk of more severe complications from the virus due to their compromised immune systems or other underlying health risks.
Additionally, we encourage all members of the community to continue to practice social distancing and proper hand hygiene while continuing to wear a facial covering whenever you are around others, and especially while indoors. We also encourage the members of our community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at their first opportunity.