Communications & Public Affairs
Nov. 9, 2020

Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus

MEDIA ADVISORY: Virgin, House Democrats to Call for Special Session, Mask Mandate Tuesday

OKLAHOMA CITY – House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, is scheduled to host a press conference Tuesday to call on the Legislature to enter into a special session and renew the exemption for in-person public meetings during the pandemic and to once again call on Gov. Kevin Stitt to implement a statewide mask mandate.

“Earlier this year, the Legislature felt it prudent to have legislation to protect public bodies and ensure they could continue to operate without fear of spreading COVID-19,” Virgin said. “As this pandemic continues to grow in Oklahoma, it is common sense that we would extend this exemption and protect the lives of Oklahomans. At this juncture, we need to increase our defenses not put them down.”

WHEN: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

WHERE: Oklahoma State Capitol, outside near the South entrance