Oklahoma City mask ordinance to remain in effect through April 30

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As health officials continue to work to get as many people vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible, city leaders in Oklahoma City say the current mask mandate will stay in place.

Under the current mask ordinance, most citizens in Oklahoma City are required to wear a mask while inside public buildings, with a few exceptions.

The ordinance went into effect immediately in July and was originally set to last until Sept. 8, but the council voted to extend the ordinance several times.

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For months, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt has stressed the importance of wearing a mask in public.

Once the ordinance went into effect, Holt said that the ordinance was causing the city’s COVID-19 cases to drop.

As attention turns to the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, city leaders began looking at the possibility of ending the mask mandate early.

In this illustration dated February 26, 2020, protective N-95 face masks lie on a table at an office in Washington, DC. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH/AFP via Getty Images)
In this illustration dated February 26, 2020, protective N-95 face masks lie on a table at an office in Washington, DC. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH/AFP via Getty Images)

However, the Oklahoma City Council declined to vote on ending the mandate early during Tuesday’s council meeting.

As a result, the ordinance remains in effect until April 30.

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