Headlines: Public Schools Closed, More Emergency Declarations & Spring Break Canceled

Mar 17, 2020

Local headlines for Tuesday, March 17, 2020:

  • State Board of Education orders school closures until April 6. (Tulsa World)
     
  • President responds to governor’s tweet at a restaurant. (NewsOK)
     
  • State physicians make recommendations in businesses and testing. (NewsOK)
     
  • Norman’s mayor is calling on all bars and restaurants to close for 15 days. (Norman Transcript)
     
  • OKC Mayor calls on businesses to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Journal Record)
     
  • The Oklahoma State Capitol is closing to the public. (NewsOK)
     
  • Possible huge impact on budget coming. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Oklahoma County is declaring a state of emergency. (NewsOK)
     
  • Tulsa City and County both declared states of emergency yesterday. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Court dockets halted in Tulsa. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Companies across the state are taking steps to protect employees. (Journal Record)
     
  • Nonprofits face new territory amid coronavirus. (NewsOK)
     
  • Tribes close casinos amid coronavirus concerns. (Journal Record)
     
  • Oklahoma cruise passengers return home to reenter isolation. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Businesses report little impact from outbreak – for now. (NewsOK)
     
  • OSU professor urges Oklahoma’s business owners not to panic. (Journal Record)
     
  • COVID-19 could impact elections next month. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Oral Roberts University plans online classes after spring break. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival closes. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Coronavirus closes Mayfest. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Family attractions close during spring break. (NewsOK)
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