City of Enid Mask Mandate Passes, Goes into Affect Wednesday Morning

(Enid, OK) After two previous attempts, the city of Enid’s meeting Tuesday night saw the city passing a mask mandate.

The Enid City Commission’s vote on Tuesday night was near-unanimous, with Ward 6 Commissioner David Mason the sole “no” vote.

Under the mandate, that went into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday, all people in Enid must wear a face covering consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines in indoor locations. The mask requirement does not apply to Vance Air Force Base, Garfield County Court House, school buildings, religious institutions, hospitals and other medical residential facilities. A list of individual exceptions is available online. The mask mandate expires before midnight on Feb. 28th, 2021.

Two draft declarations were up for consideration during the commission meeting, one from Ward 3 Commissioner Ben Ezzell and another from Mayor George Pankonin.

Commissioners voted to approve Mayor Pankonin’s proposed ordinance, which consisted of less-strict enforcement. Rather than being cited for not wearing a mask, people could be ticketed for offenses such as trespassing, disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct.

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