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Oklahoma City Council delays vote on lifting mask mandate


March 31, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to delay for two weeks a vote on whether to lift a mask mandate imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the state's largest city.

The mandate, which requires face coverings to be worn in buildings open to the public, was established in July and is set to expire on April 30.

Two council members have proposed ending the mandate early, despite recommendations from city health officials that it remain in place.

"Masks have worked throughout the pandemic and are still working," Dr. Patrick McGough, executive director of t...

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