Oklahoma Governor implements 3-phase plan to reopen the state

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announces the state’s three-phase reopening plan titled “Open up and Recover Safely.”

Phase one asks people in vulnerable communities to continue to stay home as much as possible.  It also asks citizens to continue the practice of social distancing.

Starting Friday, April 24th, businesses like salons, barbershops, spas, and pet groomers can reopen as long as they follow strict sanitation protocols. State park will also reopen Friday.

On May 1st, dining rooms, movie theatres, sporting venues, gyms, and places of worship will reopen as long as they follow CDC guidelines.  Tattoo parlors will reopen for appointments, but bars will stay closed.

Phase two is set for May 15th, but it could be delayed.  This phase would reopen nonessential travel, organized sports, funerals and weddings if proper social distancing guidelines are followed and sanitation protocols are in place.  Bars will be allowed to reopen as well.

Phase three is initially slated for June 1st and would allow employers to resume unrestricting staffing at worksites.  Summer camps would also be reopened.

Phase three will be updated during phase two

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