Gov. Stitt Renews Call To Reduce COVID-19 Spread, Says “We All Have A Role”


Tuesday, September 1st 2020, 5:23 pm
By: Jonathan Cooper


STILLWATER, Okla. -

Governor Stitt is making a renewed effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Stitt was joined by state health officials and state Superintendent Joy Hoffmeister at OSU in Stillwater on Tuesday.

Stitt said we all have a role to play to reduce the spread of COVID-19 - and that we should follow the 3 W's. Those are: wearing a mask, washing your hands and watching your distance.

Numbers statewide are lower than the peak several weeks ago and the Governor said he strongly believes kids should be learning in class but said in order to do that we must all do our part to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases.

The Governor also re-iterated Tuesday that he will not call for a statewide mask mandate because some rural areas in western Oklahoma do not have new cases and do not warrant it.

As part of the state's public health advisory, they are encouraging masks in areas with moderate spread.

The Governor encourages all Oklahomans to come together.

"Each one of us has a reason to do our part to slow the spread,” said Governor Stitt. “Maybe it's to get our kids back to school, maybe it’s to protect yourself or a vulnerable family member. Or maybe it's just to make sure we can watch our favorite football team play this fall. We all have a part to do."

The Governor also said today they're working on a plan to allow visitations at nursing homes and will be sending rapid testing machines to every facility in the state by the end of the week.