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Oklahoma joins the US states planning to
reopen: Colorado, Georgia, Tennessee,
South Carolina and Texas all prepare to lift
coronavirus lockdown restrictions

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Posted By: Imright, 4/22/2020 10:43:39 PM

Oklahoma is the latest state to start easing lockdown restrictions in a bid to kick start the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday the state will begin to reopen Friday with barbershops, hair and nail salons, pet groomers and spas back in business.Others, including restaurants and movie theaters, can reopen within 10 days, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday.Oklahoma joins Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas in restarting their economies. It comes after President Donald Trump last week gave the nation's governors his road map for how the US can reopen businesses and schools shut down by the coronavirus.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TulsaTowner 4/22/2020 10:50:12 PM (No. 388278)
Hurrah! It's about time!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: vhs68 4/22/2020 10:53:45 PM (No. 388279)
I wonder if Gov. Stitt has cleared this with Okc Mayor Neidermeyer? Asking for a friend.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MissGrits 4/22/2020 10:59:17 PM (No. 388281)
I don’t think this is a hurrah at all. We were unnecessarily and unconstitutionally stripped of liberties and livelihoods, and now they act as though they are going to do us a favor by giving us back those things ... piece by piece, halfway or less! The govt needs to get the heck out of our lives
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LadyHen 4/22/2020 11:05:34 PM (No. 388286)
The Governor of Tennessee can only open up counties who are under the Tennessee Dept of Health, that is counties without their own municipal health departments. Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga will all make their own decisions regarding how quickly they will open back up. The "experts" are already blaming Gov. Lee for opening up too soon *the Vanderbilt "experts" with huge paychecks from endowments and no worries want to keep us all locked up until Spring of next year!) but some counties in Tennessee still have ZERO cases, ZERO! Why should they be destroyed because the cities have more cases? Even inside of states themselves, one size does not fit all.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Vesicant 4/22/2020 11:13:54 PM (No. 388287)
I went to the hospital today for a presurgery workup, and to my surprise (sarcasm) there were no lines of COVID patients out the door and around the block and no corpses piled up in the corridors. I'm beginning to think this whole thing is a fake -- a two month experiment in totalitarianism to see what we peons would do.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hoopsfan 4/22/2020 11:27:00 PM (No. 388293)
So Red states will be the first back to work? What a surprise.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen 4/23/2020 12:04:41 AM (No. 388302)
I was out and about in our small rural town (northern Cal) this afternoon. The first time TK has let me do the town run since March 8. It seemed like every store on main street was open, except clothing and the nail salon. Lots of people at the Safeway, about one third were wearing masks and a few also wore gloves. Gee, I forgot my mask at home. (/s) The funniest thing I saw was at the nursery/garden supply. They only have nine parking spaces and they placed big pallets of bagged soil in every other space. They were social distancing the cars! All five spaces were full so I passed on stopping and picking up the liquid fertilizer for my flower garden. I'll wait for saner times.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JediJerry 4/23/2020 12:41:26 AM (No. 388317)
I am sure CA and NY have cut a deal to not re-open anything until late June or mid-July so they can use it as an election issue against Trump. If they don't re-open before July 4th this country will be burning from sea to shining sea and the democrats will suffer the biggest election loss in US history. Bring it suckahs.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/23/2020 12:45:36 AM (No. 388318)
I would like to know how many have become ill from Wally World, the liquor stores, Lowes and other 'essential' stores. Few had on masks when I went out today.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: LadyHen 4/23/2020 1:15:17 AM (No. 388333)
#9 Conservative Treehouse has an article about just that. Grocery stores have the highest foot traffic of any US business and that has increased by 40% during this virus. And yet, other than supply chain shortages the ability of grocery stores to function, keep the stores open, serve customers hasn't been impacted by the virus. Outside of healthcare professionals, grocery check out clerks are the most in peril since they come in contact with a huge numbers of people everyday and they should be dropping like flies if our expert overlords are right and yet again, they aren't. Some interesting thoughts about how necessary this lock down is for most of the country.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: doctorfixit 4/23/2020 1:16:04 AM (No. 388334)
Let Free States be free. Let coastal marxist enclaves remain locked down indefinitely.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 4/23/2020 1:21:26 AM (No. 388338)
Good news.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Tusker 4/23/2020 1:44:53 AM (No. 388351)
The reality is this: The ChiComs unleashed this germ warfare engineered plague on the world targeting specifically America. This ChiCom engineered disease attacks the cardiovascular (heart) respiratory, circulatory (creating blood clots) and gastrointestinal systems simultaneously. This ain’t no common freaking cold. It’s a weapon. And it has not been beat down and there IS GOING TO BE BLOWBACK as the population re-engages indiscriminately, Bill of Rights or not. Count on it. Now, there ain’t no N95 ‘s for all us pilgrims. Why is that! Guess who’s got the vaccine? We’ll it ain’t us. And Hydroxy? “They” don’t want a resolution, We are at war with the ChiComs, “we” are too stupid to realize same. Get ready for the next crisis following the previous crisis following the previous crisis. Get N99 masks Kemo Sabe, you are going to need them as the buffalo go over the cliff. Vaporize the ChiComs. MAGA? One can only hope, sucking air through that N95.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/23/2020 2:35:08 AM (No. 388369)
With regard to #8, I'm sure those commie demonrat governors will keep their states locked down as an excuse for a Goobermint bailout. Piglousi and Chuckie are already working on it. I heard it will be a $5 trillion bailout bill.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Catherine 4/23/2020 3:34:49 AM (No. 388382)
I live in OK and for the first three weeks or so, everyone sort of stayed home. Streets were eerily empty. Then folks just gave up on quarantine. Streets slowly started filling up again, parking lots at Walmart, Walgreens, other national supermarkets, Target, Lowe's, etc., were filled to normal. I do see more people with masks but wonder if they understand it only helps others if they are sick. It doesn't save them from anything. Anyway, it's past time to reopen this stuff. I don't like the governor, at all, but so far I approve of his handling this situation.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 4/23/2020 6:40:01 AM (No. 388436)
I suppose Trump will disagree with this as well?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 4/23/2020 6:55:55 AM (No. 388446)
And here in Middle Georgia, life goes on, regardless of the lock down... The one nice thing about the lock down, is most of the stores are open between 7 and 8 am daily for those 60 and over.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: laurenc 4/23/2020 8:10:49 AM (No. 388535)
Went to Home Depot yesterday near Orlando. They were so crowded - 5 deep at the paint counter, etc. - there were no available shopping carts. An employee got on the intercom and announced "any associates not helping a customer, go out to the parking lot and start bringing carts back into the store." I've never heard that before in ANY store.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 4/23/2020 8:13:57 PM (No. 389419)
Maybe I should go on a 10-day roadtrip in Texas.
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