Some rare good COVID-19 news out of Tennessee this week:
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed the state's COVID-19 omnibus bill Friday, ensuring government entities cannot force private businesses to institute COVID-19 mandates and private businesses cannot take action against unvaccinated employees nor compel an employee or visitor to show proof of vaccination.
The 21-page bill provides an opt-out for music venues to allow for proof of vaccination instead of a negative COVID-19 test for admission.
The bill prevents government entities from requiring masks. Schools would need to go through an intricate process to require masks and only on a school-by-school basis, not district-wide.
Yuuuup. That's how it's done.
Seriously: Bill Lee is showing other Republican governors how to do it. The COVID vaccine mandates—whether coming from government or private sources—remain deeply unpopular and pose a significant threat to core freedoms. There's no reason for any governor to sit on his thumbs and do nothing about them.
Lead the way, Tennessee.