Stitt: Non-essential business to close in 19 counties; includes Logan County

Updated on March 26, 2020 —

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In a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Governor Kevin Stitt announced non-essential businesses in Logan County and 18 other counties must close.

The ordering of non-essential businesses to close will begin at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 for 21 days (April 14). Non-essential businesses are considered to be places of social gatherings, including hair salons, gyms, theaters, massage parlors, tattoo parlors, museums, etc. 

Stitt recommends restaurants to stay open by offering takeout and delivery, but not to dine in.

The State confirmed there are now 109 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including three deaths, in the state. Stitt said he believes there may be more than 500 cases throughout the state and that it could grow into the thousands.

Additional notes:

  • Enforces “Safer at Home” order statewide, requesting elderly and individuals who are immunocompromised or have pre-existing condition to shelter in their homes, leaving only for essential needs like groceries or prescriptions, until April 30.
  • Safer-at-home for all the vulnerable until April 30
  • Suspends elective surgeries, minor medical procedures, and non-emergency dental procedures beginning March 25 for the next two weeks to preserve medical supplies and PPE for COVID-19 response.
  • Restricts visitors at nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities.
  • Activated the Oklahoma National Guard Regional Training Institute where 19 members of the Guard have been mobilized to observe COVID-19 developments and be ready to take any necessary actions requested by the governor to help communities and hospitals. 

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