On Tuesday night the Broken Arrow City Council had 2 mask proposals on the agenda, and a huge auditorium of citizens with strong opinions. The council could make it a crime to fail to have a mask on in most public areas where police would be enforcing the ordinance. Citations would be pricey and very murky details about how any exceptions would be handled without a stack of personal medical history being divulged to police, prosecutors, and everyone who attends a public court proceeding.
Local television said opponents overwhelmed the public comment speaking roster. By 10pm the citizens still were waiting for a motion & vote. When the request for a motion was finally asked, not one member of the council would own the idea, and it unceremoniously died for lack of a motion.
Two weeks ago, The governor's legal team told a state district court in Oklahoma City that Google Analytics presented evidence to the state agencies & governor's office that mandating masks has no effect in slowing the spread of Covid-19.
Even the Oklahoma Health Dept's Dec. 6th weekly report showed that Oklahoma municipalities with a mask mandate for 3 weeks saw their spread rates going higher than municipalities without a mandate in place. The Health Dept then quit providing the weekly summaries.