Stitt forms Coronavirus task force, no plans to close businesses

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Sunday he will expand a gubernatorial task force to enhance the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stitt’s announcement came as some elected officials and business leaders are calling on the governor to take stronger actions to curb the spread of coronavirus as 67 Oklahomans already have tested positive for the illness and two have died.

The Governor’s Solution Task Force, comprising members of Stitt’s staff, his cabinet, interim State Epidemiologist Aaron Wendelboe and Brigadier General Tommy Mancino, Assistant Adjutant General of the Oklahoma National Guard, will come up with comprehensive solutions to help the state respond to COVID-19, Stitt said.

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