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Oklahoma City police response to mask policy

Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]
Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]


Statement issued by Oklahoma City police regarding mask ordinance:

"Officers will not be proactively stopping people for mask violations.

"Please do not call 911 to report mask only violations.

"Currently, officers are only responding to mask violations if another criminal violation is also being committed.  For example, trespassing or disorderly conduct.

"If officers are faced with a mask only violation, they will encourage voluntary compliance and complete a report if necessary."


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