Mask Mandates, Vaccine Requirements Come to a Halt in Oklahoma


After issuing this directive, Governor Stitt put out a statement. The Oklahoma governor explained that state residents have suffered the impacts of COVID mandates for more than one year. Stitt then expressed that a return to normal is long overdue.

This means permitting Oklahoma residents access to government services regardless of their vaccination status or whether they wear a mask.

Systemically phasing out COVID mandates

COVID mandates are being gradually phased out. Governor Stitt is one of several Republican governors to issue orders blocking government agencies from requiring masks or vaccines. Other GOP governors have moved to stop schools from requiring face coverings also.

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Earlier this week, Georgia joined the growing list of red states to take action against vaccine passports. Just yesterday, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz introduced the No Vaccine Passports Act to bar the implementation of federal vaccine passports. Cruz furthermore aims to ensure that Americans will not lose their jobs for choosing not to receive the COVID vaccine.