Governor Kevin Stitt closes nonessential businesses

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Governor Kevin Stitt.

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.