Oklahoma is now eighth in the nation in COVID-19 positive rates, according to the CDC.
House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, is calling on Gov. Kevin Stitt to implement a bipartisan, expert-led task force to help lead Oklahoma to an end of the pandemic.
“It is past time to get serious about our state’s response to COVID,” Virgin said. “Our caucus wants the governor to put together a task force, led by Oklahomans, that can provide the leadership necessary to end this pandemic in Oklahoma. COVID does not have to be Oklahoma’s ‘new normal.’”
Stitt has said his approach is sufficient, where local leaders are utilizing a COVID-19 alert system created by the Oklahoma State Department of Health to inform local leaders about decisions regarding the pandemic.