Oklahoma Coronavirus Emergency: Governor Stitt further clarifies the elusive meaning of being an “essential” business

As I mentioned earlier, yesterday, as the number of Covid-19 cases in Oklahoma continues to grow in the Coronavirus emergency (164 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases as of now), on March 24, 2020, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued his Fourth Amended Executive Order 2020-07.  

Section 20. of the Amended Executive Order provides that all business that are not essential must close by 11:59 PM at March 25, 2020.

Then late this afternoon, Governor Stitt further clarified what it means to be an “essential” business through another Order which you can find below:



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On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Shawn J. Roberts, P.C. in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with my wife Amy and my two children, Sam (19) and David (11). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."