Knoxville increases face-covering requirements for non-uniformed city employees


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The City of Knoxville is tightening face mask requirements for non-uniformed city employees.

The city now requires that all non-uniformed employees wear a face-covering whenever interacting with the public or in employee locations (like elevators, restrooms, and kitchens) where social distancing is impractical.

The city will provide department directors with dust masks to give to staff who may not have their own masks. Employees must return a soiled or damaged dusk mask in order to be provided a new one.

The CDC currently recommends the use of cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult. Any cloth mask should be washed daily. 

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