Phase One Of Reopening Plan Begins

More businesses will be allowed to reopen in Oklahoma today as phase one of the state's plan to bring back the economy begins. Restaurants can open up their dining rooms again as long as social distancing measures are in place including spacing out tables, increased cleaning of surfaces, and employees wearing masks. Hair and nail salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, and other services can see customers by appointment only. Movie theaters, places of worship, amusement parks, and similar venues can operate at a limited capacity.

State health officials reported 145 new cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma yesterday. There are now 3,618 confirmed cases of the virus in the state, including 291 patients currently in the hospital and 2.401 who have recovered. The Oklahoma State Department of Health also announced eight additional deaths from the virus yesterday, bringing the death toll up to 222.

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