Broken Arrow city officials are asking residents to do their part in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 after a mask resolution was struck down by the city council on Monday.
In a one to four vote, the Broken Arrow City Council voted against a resolution that only recommended people wear masks. The resolution was not a mandate and suggested businesses and churches put together their own mask policy.
Similar to surrounding cities, the resolution would have allowed the police department to back up a business in the event someone refused to wear a mask despite the mandate.
Most people in the city spoke out against the resolution.
City officials are now encouraging everyone to follow the steps outlined by the CDC to help prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus.