READ THE PLAN: Stitt announces plan to reopen Oklahoma

Quick Facts:

  • Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday a three-phase approach to reopening the state economy.
  • State officials said the plan is based on “scientific modeling from public health experts.”
  • They said the plan is meant to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 resurgence and protect the most vulnerable people.
  • In order to begin the plan, state officials said Oklahoma must ensure safe and efficient testing, provide guidance to employers to protect health and safety of workers, advise citizens on protocols for social distancing and face coverings and monitor conditions to limit any rebounds or outbreaks.
  • This is a developing story. We are working through the plan now to learn more.
  • You can read the full Open Up and Recover Safely Plan here.

Phase 1

“If hospital & incident rates remain at a manageable level for 14 days, we move to Phase 1.”

April 24, 2020, the following businesses can reopen:

  • Personal care businesses, such as hair salons, barbershops, spas, nail salons, and pet groomers can reopen for appointments only, must adhere to sanitation protocols, and follow guidelines posted on the Oklahoma Department of Commerce website regarding social distancing between customers and visitors at personal care businesses.
  • State parks and outdoor recreation should be reopened
  • Grocery stores should continue to maintain hours for vulnerable populations

May 1, 2020, the following businesses can reopen:

  • Dining, entertainment, movie theatres and sporting venues can operate using CDC recommended social distancing and sanitation protocols.
  • Gyms can reopen if they adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing and sanitation protocols.
  • Places of worship can reopen for in-person meetings or worship if they leave every other row or pew open and adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing and sanitation protocols, plus the recommended guidelines from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
  • Bars should remain closed.
  • Tattoo Parlors can reopen for appointments only and must adhere to sanitation protocols and social distancing protocols for distancing between customers and visitors.'

Read about phases 2 & 3 in the full plan.