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A mask “…that’s a personal preference,” Okla. Gov. Kevin Stitt says

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, center, walks with Dillard’s Vice President, Bill Dillard III, left, and Dillard’s CEO, Bill Dillard II, right, during a tour of Dillard’s at Penn Square Mall Friday, May 8, 2020, in Oklahoma City, the fourth day the store has been open since temporarily closing due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


Published 05/23/2020 | Reading Time 1 min 0 sec 

OKLAHOMA (AP) — “If you can remain social distanced, we don’t think you necessarily need to have a mask, but that’s a personal preference,” Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said during a Wednesday news conference.

Stitt, who was not wearing a mask, also was unmasked during a May 4 visit by Arkansas-based Dillard’s Department store executives Bill Dillard II and Bill Dillard III to mark the reopening of the store in Oklahoma City.

Both Dillards starting out wearing masks but eventually removed them.

The visit came days after malls, restaurants and other stores were allowed to reopen.

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