Governor Kevin Stitt announced new restrictions to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oklahoma are coming as we near Christmas.
Stitt emphasized it’s not just up to the state, but the individual to keep making a difference.
“You know it’s not about magic words, it’s about Oklahomans doing their part to slow the spread of the virus,” Stitt said. “It’s not the end of our challenges but the end is coming, we are going to get through this together.”
Governor Stitt hopes the updated executive order will help ease an overburdened healthcare system, but a glimmer of hope is a round of vaccines that he said will get here as early as next week.
"It's just heartbreaking. And I'm telling you our nurses, our doctors, they're exhausted,” Stitt said. “They have been fighting since March. They need our help more than ever right now."
Stitt acknowledges that it’s not easy, and said these decisions were not made lightly.
"Another push so that we can get to the light at the end of the tunnel."
Stitt said that light is a vaccine coming just around the corner.
"COVID-19 vaccinations are on their way to Oklahoma next week. We expect 166,000 doses to hit the state of Oklahoma in the next three weeks,” Stitt said.
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