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Governor Kevin Stitt closes nonessential businesses

Updated: Jun 21

In counties with COVID-19 cases, such as Custer County, all nonessential businesses are ordered to close. Gatherings of more than 10 people are also prohibited.



Governor Kevin Stitt. Photo provided.


By Johannes Becht

News Reporter


Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has taken several precaution measures in order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in the Sooner State. In counties with confirmed cases, all nonessential businesses have to close.


"To protect the health & safety of all Oklahomans, all nonessential businesses & non critical infrastructures will be closed in counties with community spread," Stitt announced.


This will also affect businesses in Weatherford. Custer County has 3 confirmed cases of the coronavirus so far. The governor's orders will go into effect on Wednesday, March 25, at 11.59 p.m.


Restaurants and bars are limited to take-out and delivery only.


Furthermore, gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited and "vulnerable population" such as older citizens are ordered to stay at home.


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