TULSA, Okla. — Starting May 1, the City of Tulsa's mask mandate will no longer be in effect.
Once the mandate expires on Saturday, it will end the requirement for masks in public spaces and the spacing requirements for restaurants and bars, as well as the mask requirement for restaurant and bar employees.
Any Tulsa business, venue, or restaurant can still choose to require masks at their establishment. People who refuse to wear a mask at such a place will be subject to trespassing violations.
There are several City of Tulsa services that will also still require a mask even as the mandate expires. All Tulsa Transit riders will still be required to wear a mask on buses. The Tulsa International Airport will also keep its mask mandate in accordance with federal government guidelines.
Those who visit any public-facing City facilities are required to still wear a mask indoors. Tulsa Parks will also continue to require masks inside all Tulsa Parks community centers.
Mayor G.T. Bynum has mandated any event being held in Tulsa must submit a COVID-19 safety plan for gatherings of 500 people or more and follow the State of Oklahoma's OURS Plan for the time being.
Tulsa's larger attractions have all agreed to continue current mask requirements and social distancing for all indoor spaces through the month of May. The following attractions include:
- Philbrook Museum of Art
- Tulsa Zoo
- ahha Tulsa
- Discovery Lab
- The Gathering Place
- Gilcrease Museum
- Oklahoma Aquarium
- Sherwin Miller Muesum of Jewish Art
- Tulsa Ballet
- Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park
- Tulsa Historical Society and Museum
- Tulsa Performing Arts Center
- Tulsa Symphony
- Woodie Guthrie Center
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