Nashville, TN - Just days after Mayor John Cooper announced Metro officials would begin enforcing the mandatory mask order, the city has reported that officers issued 170 verbal warnings and zero citations on its first day of patrols.
"We hope these numbers show just how seriously Nashville is taking this order," said a spokesperson for the city. "It's simple. If you don't wear a mask, there will be consequences."
One of those consequences is being asked to read a mask education document.
Inquisitor Nashville spoke to a couple from Vermont who were stopped for not wearing masks. "It was intense. This officer stopped us out of nowhere and gave us a pamphlet to read. Nashville isn't messing around."
Metro officials say Mask Enforcement Officers will continue to patrol Broadway daily from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. until further notice.
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