Broken Arrow City Council Votes Against Mask Resolution

Monday, November 23rd 2020, 7:54 pm
By: News On 6

Broken Arrow -

Broken Arrow city officials are asking residents to do their part in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 after a mask resolution was struck down by the city council on Monday.

In a one to four vote, the Broken Arrow City Council voted against a resolution that only recommended people wear masks. The resolution was not a mandate and suggested businesses and churches put together their own mask policy.

Similar to surrounding cities, the resolution would have allowed the police department to back up a business in the event someone refused to wear a mask despite the mandate.

Most people in the city spoke out against the resolution.

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City officials are now encouraging everyone to follow the steps outlined by the CDC to help prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus.