Governor announces plan to send PPE to schools

He cited a study from the American Academy of Pediatrics that says kids are less likely to be symptomatic

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt held a news conference Thursday afternoon to outline his plan for opening schools this year.

Governor Stitt says he earmarked $10 million in federal CARES ACT funding to buy personal protective gear for schools across the state.

Stitt says not returning to school would do more harm than good for kids who rely on the school for daily meals.

“It is critical that every effort be made for our kids and teachers to return to school, and the evidence is clear that face masks – along with face shields, gloves and gowns – are crucial for that to happen,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister.

Many Green Country schools have decided on a reentry plan that includes in class and virtual options.

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