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White House task force: Statewide mask mandate unnecessary


September 9, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The White House task force on the coronavirus is no longer recommending a statewide mask mandate in Oklahoma, according to the report released Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The report, dated Sunday, instead recommends a mask mandate in urban areas and in counties where students and teachers in public schools have tested positive for the virus.

The White House task force had recommended a statewide mask mandate in each weekly report since early August.

The report said there were 146 new virus cases per 100,000 population in the last week, compa...

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