Oklahoma Entering Phase 2 Of Gov. Stitt's Reopening Plan


Friday, May 15th 2020, 6:02 am
By: Katelyn Ogle


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Governor Kevin Stitt said Oklahoma was in great shape to start phase two of his statewide reopening plan. 

The governor said weddings, funerals, and organized sports will start back up again and bars can reopen Friday. However, that doesn’t mean everything will go back to the way they were. 

OKC Mayor David Holt says weddings and funerals can resume if the events only have 50 people or less. 

Organized sports can also start back up, but only if they’re able to maintain social distancing guidelines and proper sanitization. 

Bars can also reopen, but the mayor said they must abide by the same rules for restaurants from phase one. That means tables still have to be 6 feet apart, staff must wear face coverings, and patio seating has to follow these same rules. 

Governor Kevin Stitt said people can start going on non-essential trips again and daycares can open back up. 

The governor also said now is the perfect time to start phase two, because cases are more manageable, more people are getting tested, and the numbers can prove it. 

“In Oklahoma Coutn there are 212 Active cases out of almost 800,000 people,” said The Governor. “That means 99.973% of the population does not have an active case of COVID-19.”