Tulsa Health Leaders Encourage County-Wide Mask Mandate

Friday, August 28th 2020, 7:30 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa County -

Tulsa health leaders are encouraging a county wide mask mandate to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Tulsa has a mask order in place for most people but most of the other cities in the county do not, and that’s why health leaders are encouraging masks countywide.

Dr. Bruce Dart with the Tulsa Health Department said a county-wide mask mandate could help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Dr. Dart referenced a recent White House report that recommends a mask mandate for the entire state of Oklahoma.

He said it’s not unique to just the Sooner state but to all states in the “red zone.” 

Dr. Dart said there’s already evidence of a county-wide mandate working in other parts of the country, like Arizona. 

“Together as a county we can all do this. We need all of our municipalities here in Tulsa county in unison to agree to do this as well to keep their communities safe,” Dr. Dart said.

Dr. Dart said the city may discuss limiting large gatherings if the Health Department sees a surge in cases.