Tulsa City Council approves a citywide mask ordinance

TULSA, Okla – The Tulsa City Council approves a citywide mask ordinance with a 7 to 2 vote.

The ordinance now requires a signature from Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum before it will go into effect.

Bynum is expected to sign the ordinance sometime this morning.

The ordinance requires anyone over the age of 18 to wear a mask when in a public place where proper social distancing guidelines cannot be followed within the city limits of Tulsa; These places include but are not limited to grocery stores, retail stores, and areas where social distancing cannot be effectively practiced.

There is currently no specific penalty for not wearing a mask, but people who violate the ordinance will be subject to prosecution for criminal trespass, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, or any other similiar offenses.

The ordinance is set to expire on November 30th of 2020, or if the Mayor repeals or modifies the ordinance.