TULSA – On Wednesday, Tulsa City Council will begin an extension of the city’s mask mandate that would otherwise expire in late January.
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The city, which was first adopted in July last year, urged all 18-year-olds and older to wear masks unless a medical or mental health condition or physical limitation prevented it.
There were exceptions for diners in restaurants, patients in a medical setting, etc., but it was controversial and not without much discussion.
The Council changed it in September by adding children between the ages of 10 and 17 to the mandate, extending the regulation until January 31 of this year and adding additional exemptions.
District 7 councilor Lori Decter Wright tells KRMG that the masks are likely to be needed for at least a few more months.
The Council will re-examine the situation in April and consider a further extension at that time.