Stitt: Next course of action halting elective surgeries, not mask mandate

The Oklahoman By CARMEN FORMAN November 20, 2020


Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday said if COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to climb, his next course of action will likely be to sign an executive order limiting elective procedures at hospitals. He also reiterated that he has no plans to issue a statewide mask mandate, despite evidence that mask ordinances are slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the Oklahoma cities in which they have been adopted. In a discussion with reporters, Stitt said he’s asked the hospitals to come up with their own plans to limit elective or nonessential surgeries.


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