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Officials in Stillwater, Okla., on Friday walked back a requirement that people wear face masks inside reopened stores and restaurants, citing threats of violence and physical abuse directed at employees.
Mayor Will Joyce, an independent, amended his emergency declaration on the same day it took effect in response to concerns voiced by business proprietors and citizens, according to a news release. The anger directed toward store employees started in the first three hours businesses were open and included a threat of gun violence.
State and local governments have included a requirement that people wear masks in at least some circumstances as part of their reopening plans.
In Stillwater, many people objecting to the mask requirement cited their belief that the rule is unconstitutional,