Tennessee doctors group turns to lawmakers for mask mandate

 Tennessee doctors group turns to lawmakers for mask mandate

A group of Tennessee doctors pushing Governor Bill Lee for a statewide mask mandate is turning its attention to the state legislature.

On Tuesday’s first day of the 2021 legislative session, doctors asked lawmakers for a mask mandate, saying it’s needed to fight the state’s severe coronavirus outbreak.

More than 7,800 people in Tennessee have died from COVID-19.