Yesterday, Gov. Kevin Stitt unveiled the state’s reopening plan at a press conference. Here’s an update on the phases, as well as updated numbers on the state’s cases:
- Many businesses previously deemed “nonessential” will be allowed to reopen on May 1 so long as they adhere to social distancing and sanitation recommendations. https://oklahoman.com/article/5660730/many-shuttered-oklahoma-businesses-can-reopen-may-1-gov-kevin-stitt-says
- Personal care businesses, such as hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons and pet groomers statewide can open starting Friday.
- Oklahoma City and Norman will not ease closures before April 30 and May 1, respectively. https://oklahoman.com/article/5660712/coronavirus-in-oklahoma-norman-wont-ease-order-before-may-1
- The entire plan to reopen the state including phase details and dates can be accessed here: https://www.okcommerce.gov/wp-content/uploads/Open-Up-and-Recover-Safely-Plan.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2s95NyqE7gnE-7C46VZLW683o7YzslfD5U48dM-W0hS2eHTEzEYPzDOB0
- The capitol building will remain closed to the public.
- A three-tiered approach to reopening businesses statewide aims to have Oklahoma back to business as usual by mid-June, as long as the state can manage the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. https://oklahoman.com/article/5660742/stitt-plan-focuses-mainly-on-manageable-hospitalizations
- Confirmed cases in Oklahoma have reached 2,894.
- There have been 170 deaths in Oklahoma as result of COVID-19.
Information regarding essential status for businesses can be found here:
Here is a link to the OK Dept. of Health’s website that is updated daily with current information on COVID-19: