Mayor G.T. Bynum has said he isn’t able to support a mask mandate for the city of Tulsa without encouragement from the medical community.
During a Monday press conference, St. Francis Health System CEO Dr. Cliff Robertson spoke in favor of masks for everyone.
“I would just reiterate as a physician we know that one of the issues with this virus is that such a great percentage of folks with this virus can carry it and be asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic. That’s where the value of the masks really comes to play.”
Robertson stopped short of saying he supported the actual passing of a mandate, but in a follow-up a spokeswoman for the system said, “yes, Saint Francis is in support of a mask mandate as one of several tactics to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus. This is in addition to vaccinations, hand washing and social distancing.”