ANOTHER ONE: Oklahoma becomes 11th state to reopen economy from COVID-19 pandemic

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On Wednesday, Governor Kevin Stitt would announce that Oklahoma would begin reopening their economy, and allowing businesses such as spas and salons to get back to work as well. The reopening began on Friday.

During a press conference, Stitt would announce that businesses such as barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, spas and pet groomers could begin to reopen for appointments.

The Republican governor stated that Oklahoma's plan to reopen the economy is based on science with testing and tracing, and that the state has three phases of reopening. Phase one launched on Friday.

According to KOCO 5 News, citizens of Oklahoma will continue with the guidelines of the "safer-at-home" orders, specifically for the elderly and vulnerable. The order still recommends for people to continue social-distancing and avoid public social gatherings, and it also suggests minimizing nonessential travel as much as possible.

Oklahoma becomes the 11th state to reopen their doors, joining Texas, Minnesota, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Connecticut.