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Knoxville will require people to wear masks inside city-owned buildings

“Everyone should be wearing a mask inside all public buildings and in places where physical distancing is difficult. It is just common courtesy."

Starting July 1, the city of Knoxville will require everyone to wear masks inside city-owned buildings.

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon signed an executive order Monday mandating the usage of masks inside city buildings after a week of significant increases in COVID-19 positive tests locally.

"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."

So which buildings would this apply to? Below is a list of a few that will require people to wear masks starting July 1:

  • 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 will also need to wear one inside the City County Building for all city-related business.