Claremore City Council Votes To Extend Mask Mandate

Monday, February 1st 2021, 7:30 pm
By: Cal Day

The Claremore City Council narrowly passed an extension to a mask ordinance at Monday’s meeting. An emergency order to make the ordinance effective immediately failed.

The decision to extend the mandate was passed in a 5-4 vote. The ordinance was set to expire at the end of February but will now resume March 2 with an expiration date of June 30.

The mandate can be repealed, modified or extended by the council. An emergency clause to make the ordinance effective immediately did not pass because it did not receive a supermajority approval.

The ordinance requires everyone in Claremore over the age of 10 to wear a mask when in public. It also calls for people to maintain a distance of six feet from each other if they do not live in the same household.

For more information, visit the Claremore City website.