Communications & Public Affairs
Aug. 13, 2021

Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus

Dem Leader Reacts to Governor’s Statement on Mask Policies

OKLAHOMA CITY — House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, released the following statement in response to Governor Kevin Stitt showing appreciation toward the announced mask policies of Oklahoma City Public Schools and Sante Fe Charter Public Schools.

“I am encouraged to see the Governor step out of the way of administrators attempting to protect their students and staff.

“House Democrats continue to believe these decisions are best made by elected school board members. However, the Governor’s statement today should be a signal to superintendents across the state that they are able to implement mask policies for their districts.”