Muskogee County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency in the county and have issued a COVID advisory.
Masks are now required by everyone in county buildings, and CDC guidelines are “strongly recommended” everywhere else, according to County Commissioner Ken Doke.
“The basis for this action is increased infections and hospitalizations in comparison with the shrinking availability of healthcare resources,” Doke said.
The city will tonight take up a sixth motion for a mask mandate. The previous five have failed to pass.