Officials extend COVID-19 related measures

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 01/14/2021, 9:14 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) On Wednesday, the Tulsa City Council voted 9-0 to amend the city’s mask ordinance, extending the expiration date from January 31 to midnight on April 30. Officials said the 90-day extension gives time needed for people to get vaccinated. The Tulsa Health Department said the mandate should continue until the end of the summer. On the state level, Governor Kevin Stitt issued Ninth Amended Executive Order 2020-20 the same day, extending the State of Emergency related to COVID-19 that has been in place since March 15, 2020. The amended order removed the requirement for bars and restaurants to close in person service at 11 p.m. Bars and restaurants will still be required to space groups six feet apart or separate tables with properly sanitized glass or plexiglass. "As we continue to adapt to the ever-changing environment of COVID-19, we are maintaining our State of Emergency to ensure the State and our frontline health care workers can continue to effectively respond to the pandemic while also allowing our businesses to remain open safely," said Stitt. "The Oklahoma State Department of Health continues to lead the way in vaccine distribution as we are now ranked No. 7 among all states by the CDC in vaccines administered per capita. We have made great strides in the right direction and I continue to ask all Oklahomans to help slow the spread of the virus by taking proper safety precautions, including wearing a mask and social distancing." Read the full executive order here:


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