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Tulsa bar goers concerned about second shutdown

Posted at 9:35 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 23:11:51-04

The latest report by the White House Coronavirus Task Force lists the state of Oklahoma in the "Red Zone".

In the report they suggest closing bars, gyms, and implementing a statewide mask mandate.

The Max Retropub in downtown Tulsa requires patrons to wear a mask upon entry, have your temperature checked before you can order a drink, and before you can play games.

One Tulsa bar goer, Robbie Nichols, tells us, "I feel absolutely safe coming in here. No different than going to your favorite restaurant. Feels about the same.”

In the report by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, it lists 19 other "Red Zone" states alongside Oklahoma.

In March an executive order issued by Mayor G.T. Bynum was issued, and The Max Retropub cautiously waited until June to reopen.

Majda Al-Amoudi, owner of The Max Retropub and Blue Dome District Vice-President, believes another bar shutdown is inevitable.

The Max Retropub is one of many bars downtown that are heeding the words by the Coronavirus Task Force.

Some bars are not taking as many precautions downtown, Al-Amoudi tells us, "it's unfortunate for the bars doing the best they can to make everyone feel safer."

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