Tulsa mayor announces drafting of mask mandate

Collaborator: City of Tulsa
Published: 07/10/2020, 4:15 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum made the following announcement on Friday: “Today, Dr. Bruce Dart of the Tulsa Health Department notified my office that continued trend data indicates the need for an ordinance requiring face covering in public places. This is necessary to slow the current rate of viral spread that will endanger our health care system’s ability to treat those in need if it is not addressed. I have said if and when Dr. Dart recommends a mask requirement, based on trend data, I would proceed to put one in place. Today he made that recommendation and today I have directed the City Legal Department to draft an ordinance for consideration by the Tulsa City Council at their meeting next Wednesday. The legal teams at both the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Health Department believe an order of this nature should be made via ordinance, so that is the way we will proceed. Attorneys will have that draft ordinance completed by Monday, and Dr. Dart plans to meet with city councilors early next week in advance of their meeting on Wednesday. I will share that draft ordinance as soon as it is available.”


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