Face Masks Now Required In Tulsa After Mayor Signs Mask Ordinance

Thursday, July 16th 2020, 1:04 pm
By: News On 6

A city-wide mask ordinance is now effect in Tulsa.

This ordinance is effective immediately in the City of Tulsa, but not all of Tulsa County.

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum signed it Thursday morning with this statement: "We do this at the request of our hospitals, our doctors and nurses, our school leaders, and so many more who want to protect the ability of local health care systems to serve Tulsans in need."

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It requires people to wear face masks in just about any public setting where physical distancing isn't possible.

That includes businesses, churches, schools, but it does not apply to anyone under 18.

It does apply to outdoor spaces--including sidewalks--where physical distancing isn't possible.

The City council approved the measure Wednesday night after hours of discussion, and despite a noisy protest outside city hall against the mandatory mask order.

Tulsa is joining Stillwater, Stilwell, and Norman in requiring masks, and Oklahoma City will consider an order tomorrow.