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face mask

Council votes in favor of mask mandate – takes effect immediately

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In a 6-3 vote on Friday, the City Council of Oklahoma City voted to adopt an ordinance requiring the wearing of masks in public indoor spaces.
Withers, McGough, Holt

City Council learns COVID safety from City-County Health Department

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The Board of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department made presentations to the City Council of Oklahoma City in a workshop about the COVID pandemic.
Mayor David Holt

Proposed OKC mask ordinance sets up to $500 fine for noncompliance

A special virtual meeting of the City Council for the City of Oklahoma City is set for Friday at 1:00 p.m. to take up a proposal for a new mask ordinance.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

County Commissioners consider new mask policy for courthouse – annex

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On the same day Oklahoma's governor revealed that he has COVID-19, the Board of County Commissioners considered some precautions for the courthouse.
JoBeth Hamon

Police union criticizes OKC councilwoman on social media during meeting

JoBeth Hamon, OKC Ward 6, found herself on the receiving end of social media criticism from the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 123 (FOP-123).
city council

OKC City Council hears Costco Plans for 500 more jobs

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The City Council for the City of Oklahoma City plowed through over five hours of meeting details and discussion in a virtual meeting.
MAPS 4 passes

MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board swears in members in first meeting

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In a largely symbolic effort, the newly empaneled MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board met for the first time on Thursday. Members were sworn in and rules set.
unemployment

OESC convention center event draws 1,000+ jobless seeking relief

Wednesday over 1,000 came to the a convention center in Midwest City in hopes of moving their unemployment insurance cases along.
activists

Facing charges from street painting incident, activists turn themselves in

Sincere Terry and her mother gave each other a long hug as the 18-year-old reached out to hold the hand of her...
firefighters

OKC firefighters return from quarantine as one goes to hospital for COVID

Some OKC firefighters have returned to duty from quarantine as other continue to sit out their 14 days. But, one of the ten infected is now hospitalized.