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Judge delays court hearing on bars closing earlier in Oklahoma

Posted at 3:33 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 16:33:15-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma bars can now stay open until 2 a.m. through Jan. 8, 2021.

This comes after an Oklahoma County judge delayed a court hearing about Gov. Kevin Stitt’s executive order to close bars at 11 p.m.

READ MORE: Temporary restraining order issued to prevent Oklahoma bars closing at 11 p.m.

The hearing was originally set to take place Wednesday, Dec. 30, but court records show the hearing was pushed back to Jan. 8.

On Dec. 17, a judge issued a temporary restraining order to prevent bars from closing at 11 p.m.

In November, Gov. Stitt announced new protocols to help limit the spread of COVID-19, which included all bars and restaurants closing at 11 p.m., except for curbside and drive through windows.

READ MORE: Gov. Stitt announces new actions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state

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