Legislature reconvenes, Capitol will be open to public … sort of

Oklahoma legislators returned to the state Capitol on Monday, the building will be open to the public, with some conditions.

Legislators returned to the building for an unspecified amount of time to pass a state budget for fiscal year 2021 and vote on a handful of legislative priorities.

After being closed to the public since mid-March, the building will reopen to visitors who will be asked to follow some safety precautions. Visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 upon entry by medical professionals from the OU Health Sciences Center, according to a news release from House and Senate leadership. Everyone will be encouraged to wear a mask.

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