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Posted on: March 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Stitt orders non-essential business closures

COC COVID-19 Safer At Home-01

Update: Governor Stitt Issues Statewide Executive Order enforcing a Safer at Home order statewide. Under this order, the following enforcements are made: 

  • Elderly and individuals who are immunocompromised or have pre-existing condition are ordered to shelter in their homes, leaving only for essential needs like groceries or prescriptions, until April 30.
  • Non-essential businesses that are in Oklahoma counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19 must close by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. Grady County is included in this closure. 
    • Businesses explicitly listed include: hair salons, gyms, theaters, massage parlors, tattoo parlors, museums, etc. 
    • Restaurants may remain open in these counties but must close their dine-in area, offering instead curbside pickup and delivery.
  • Elective surgeries, minor medical procedures, and non-emergency dental procedures are suspended beginning March 25 for the next two weeks to preserve medical supplies and PPE for COVID-19 response. 
  • Gatherings of 10 or more individuals are prohibited
  • Visitors at nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities are restricted.

The chart below shows industries deemed essential by the CISA. Click here to read the full CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers


Grady County is one of the 19 counties affected by Governor Stitt’s order on Tuesday, March 24. We are awaiting additional information from his office. At this time, here is what we know:

  • All non-essential businesses must close by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, for 21 days. This includes businesses with close contact: hair salons, gyms, theaters, etc.
  • No gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • The order also includes that vulnerable populations must stay athome until April 30, with the exception of essential travel, which includes going to the grocery store or pharmacy. 

This page will be updated with additional information as it is received. 

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