Oklahoma, like most of the nation and the world, is in the midst of an unprecedented public health event. The situation seems to be changing daily around the globe and here at home. As of Tuesday afternoon, this is what I can tell you.
On Monday each chamber of the Legislature held joint caucus meetings to be briefed by State Health Commissioner of Health, Gary Cox, on the latest info regarding COVID-19. Afterwards, at a joint press conference with Republican and Democratic leaders of the State Legislature, several steps were announced aimed at better protecting the public while ensuring the critical business of the citizens continues at the Capitol.
Our page programs are suspended starting next week. Capitol tours, meetings and events by outside organizations are also on hold for now as we work to limit the possibility of exposure. Elected officials, essential Capitol staff, and credentialed reporters will still be working in the building or remotely as may be necessary.
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