State shortage of PPE; 67 COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — There are now 67 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Oklahoma.

During a press conference Sunday, Gov. Stitt said his administration is getting a count of person protective equipment (PPE) left in hospitals to see how much they will need.

He says there is only about nine days worth of PPE remaining statewide.

Gov. Stitt insists the National Guard is not in the state to impose martial law but is just here to help where they are needed.

He says as long as people follow CDC recommendations, they don’t have a reason to shut the state down.

That wasn’t all, the Governor also announced over the weekend, Stiit said four testing stations will be set up in the state this week.

The stations will be set up where there is the most need; Oklahoma City, Tulsa, McAlester and Kay County.

The wait for unemployment will be waived for Oklahomans who are currently out of work.

According to Stitt, no grocery stores will be effected so people do not need to hoard essential items.

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