Gov. Stitt Withdraws COVID-19 State Of Emergency Declaration

Monday, May 3rd 2021, 6:01 pm
By: News On 6


Governor Kevin Stitt has withdrawn Oklahoma's COVID-19 State of Emergency, effective Tuesday. Stitt signed the Executive Order Monday to rescind the state of emergency.

Stitt released a video explaining the decision, and cited Oklahoma's downward trend of hospitalizations and seven-day average of new cases.

“Because Oklahomans used personal responsibility to protect themselves, their families and our most vulnerable, the data shows COVID-19 is no longer an emergency,” said Gov. Stitt. “We were the first state to reopen our economy on June 1, and we are continuing to lead the nation now. More people are getting the vaccine every day, our kids are safely back in school, our businesses are open and thriving and our unemployment rate is better than the national average.”

You can watch his full video here.

The COVID-19 State of Emergency was first declared in Oklahoma on March 15, 2020.