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Jenks City Council to vote on possible mask ordinance

Posted at 3:27 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 10:38:08-05

TULSA, Okla. — Jenks City Council is set to vote on a possible mask ordinance on Tuesday.

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After reaching out to all of the city councilors for Jenks, only Craig Murray and Dawn Dyke responded.

Murray wasn't available to speak, but Ward Four Councilor Dyke tells 2 Works for You, she supports the mask ordinance and believes it will slow the spread of COVID-19 in the City of Jenks.

If passed, the ordinance would mandate the wearing of face coverings in places of public accommodation. Public accommodation means any place offering items, goods, or services for purchase or rent, like retail businesses, spas, entertainment venues, and more.

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It would also go into effect for public service areas. Public service areas are where employees interact with the public in the normal course of business, a public setting, or in any educational institution, which is any facility used for academic or athletic purposes.

Councilor Dyke said she knows many are against wearing masks, while others are for it, but she believes it's what's best for the city.

“Cases are up, the highest they have ever been," Dyke said. "Actually, this last time that Mayor Bynum put out a request that the suburbs consider a mask mandate since Tulsa is doing this on their own. It made sense to try to bring this up and forward to city council for the protection of our people.”

The ordinance also states that face coverings would be mandated under certain circumstances. For example, a person would not have to wear a face covering if they have a medical, mental or health condition or under ten years old.

CLICK HERE to read the full proposed ordinance for the city of Jenks.

The Jenks City Council meeting is schedule for Tuesday, November 10th at 6 p.m. at Jenks City Hall.

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