TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa City Council held a meeting Tuesday afternoon to go over new guidelines for the city’s ongoing COVID-19 response.
Councilors passed all three guidelines which were approved by Mayor G.T. Bynum on Wednesday morning.
The first new guideline would require that restaurants, bars, and “Places of Public Accommodation serving, selling, or permitting on premises consumption of food and/or beverages” in the city will have to make sure that tables are separated by at least six feet. This will be required unless a table or booth or bartop is separated by sanitized glass or plexiglass.
In addition, all events or gatherings of 150 people or more without a COVID-19 safety plan for approval by the Tulsa Health Department a minimum of 14 calendar days before it happens.
The second guideline passed deals with the enforcement of the city’s mask mandate.
The ordinance targets offenders -- mostly businesses -- who are not following the city’s ordinances who would be subject to enforcement by the Tulsa Health Department.
The third guideline is a resolution merely supporting and encouraging the Tulsa Health Department to investigate potential health violations.
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