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Tulsa mayor says no to mask mandate, calls for vaccinations


August 8, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said Friday that he would not re-issue a mask mandate, despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, and he called for the unvaccinated to get inoculated.

"We are not going to mask our way out of this surge," Bynum said. "This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. ... it is unvaccinated people who are getting the virus."

The Tulsa Health Department reported 2,337 new COVID-19 cases for the seven-day period that ended Wednesday, which was up from 361 just a month ago.

The state Department of Health reported 2,303 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including 965 tha...

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