The Tulsa City Council could vote to extend the mask mandate for another 90 days at Wednesday’s meeting. The current mandate is set to expire at the end of January.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum is hopeful the council will vote to extend the mandate until the end of April. The mandate was first put in place in July and was extended in October to apply to everyone in the city over the age of 10.
Mayor Bynum has been vocal on mask requirements and has called on surrounding cities to implement their own. He said there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine rolling out but acknowledged records are still being set when it comes to hospitalizations because of COVID-19.
“Wearing a mask is proven without question unless you want to go to some rinky-dink conspiracy website, it is proven as one of the most effective means of slowing the spread of the virus,” said Mayor Bynum.
The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Wednesday night.