Oklahoma Governor to put new restrictions on bars, restaurants amid surge

Map Of Oklahoma With Covid 19 Simulation

OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt plans to impose new restrictions on bars and restaurants – and require masks in state buildings. The move comes as officials try to control the surging number of coronavirus infections.

Stitt announced today, Nov. 16, 2020, plans to require bars and restaurants statewide to have all tables spaced six feet apart and to close in-person service at 11:00 p.m. His plan would be in effect starting Nov. 19, 2020. (Watch the press conference above)

He also wants all public schools in Oklahoma to return to in-person learning after Christmas break.

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers reported by the state of Oklahoma on Nov. 16:

  • As of this advisory, there are 156,857 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are 10 additional deaths identified to report. No deaths were identified in the past 24 hours.
    • One in Caddo County, one male in the 65 and older age group.
    • One in Comanche County, one female in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Delaware County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Kiowa County, one female in the 50-64 age group.
    • One in Lincoln County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • One in Oklahoma County, one female in the 50-64 age group.
    • One in Osage County, one male in the 65 or older age group.
    • Three in Tulsa County, two females in the 65 or older age group, and one male in the 50-64 age group.
  • There are 1,538 total deaths in the state.
  • For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.