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Oklahoma governor announces reopening plan, with conditions

Oklahoma governor announces reopening plan, with conditions

By KEN MILLER Associated Press
Updated Apr 22, 2020

(AP) — Some businesses that were closed in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus will be allowed to reopen this week and others can reopen within 10 days, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday.

The governor's plan was met with immediate resistance from the Oklahoma State Medical Association and Democrats in the state House of Representatives.

Stitt's plan begins Friday, when barbershops, hair and nail salons, pet groomers and spas can reopen. The move is contingent on businesses practicing social distancing, and employees and customers must wear masks if they are within six feet of each other.

“Personal care businesses can reopen for appointments only if they adhere to strict sanitation protocols and are in communities that do not have more restrictions in place,” Stitt said.

Restaurants, movie theaters, gyms and places of worship can reopen May 1. Nurseries tied to places of worship will remain closed.

State Medical Association President Dr. George Monks said the governor is moving too fast... FULL ARTICLE

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