Tulsa Leaders Expected To Vote On Proposed Mask Ordinance

Wednesday, July 15th 2020, 7:19 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

Tulsa residents could soon be required to wear masks in public.

Mayor G.T. Bynum presented the city council with his mask ordinance proposal yesterday and another meeting is scheduled for July 15.

The proposed ordinance said people must wear a mask in any indoor or outdoor public space where it's not possible to physically distance. The ordinance has exceptions for include people under the age of 18, those attending church, medical disabilities, if you're eating or drinking, exercising outside, driving, swimming, voting, giving a speech, or working where a mask could be a hazard.

Violations will receive a misdemeanor and a fine of up to $100 after a first warning.

The city council is expected to take up the issue at a meeting July 15.