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Gov. Stitt, health leaders urge Oklahomans to take COVID-19 precautions

Posted at 2:19 PM, Dec 10, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Governor Kevin Stitt, along with Oklahoma health leaders provided a COVID-19 update Thursday.

Stitt is adding to recent executive orders to help 'step up the fight' against COVID-19. This comes after the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 2,460 new cases and 35 additional deaths on Thursday.

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The new executive orders are aimed at limiting crowds at youth sporting events and public gatherings.

  • attendance at your sporting events are limited to four people per participant OR 50%-- whichever number is lower.
  • Public gatherings are limited to 50% unless the county health department gives an exception. This does NOT include churches.

Stitt also announced he is extending the previous executive orders that required bars and restaurants to space out tables, and close at 11 p.m. as well as the order requiring state employees and visitors to state buildings to wear a mask.

On Tuesday, Stitt visited Tulsa's Saint Francis Health System amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stitt posted on Facebook honoring the health professionals working "tirelessly to fight COVID-19 and save the lives of Oklahomans."

READ MORE: Gov. Stitt visits Saint Francis Health Systems amid pandemic

While taking questions Gov. Stitt did say that if advised by his doctor he WILL take the vaccine.


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