Despite the data from the state department of health failing to show a clear, sustained, downward trend in overall active cases, new cases or deaths, Governor Stitt announced yesterday that he plans to move forward with Phase 2 of reopening. We are calling on him to delay this reopening phase.
More than 2,000 Oklahomans from nearly 200 cities and towns across the state sign letter calling on Governor Stitt to extend and expand executive orders to protect Oklahomans.
Models show that, if Stitt continues to delay action, up to 250,000 Oklahomans (if not more) could be hospitalized within the next 8-12 weeks because of COVID-19 and thousands could lose their lives.
If the state continues with its current loose “social distancing” measures up to 70 percent of all Oklahomans are at risk for infection, hospitals would be overrun within a month and tens of thousands could lose their lives by summer.