COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Governor Stitt Seventh Amended Executive Order 2020-07

Thursday, April 02, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the 719th case of a novel coronavirus ("COVID-19"), was confirmed
in the State of Oklahoma. As noted in a previous Executive Order, the United States Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention has identified the potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 
as "high" both globally and in the United States.  In addition, on March 14, 2020, the President of 
the United States declared a national health emergency in the United States as a result of the 
national spread of COVID-19.

As COVID-l 9's impact continues to evolve, it is important to take measures to protect all 
Oklahomans  against this threat.  Therefore,  I  believe,  after consultation  with numerous health 
experts within my administration, it is now necessary to provide for the rendering of mutual 
assistance among the State and political subdivisions of the State and to cooperate with the  
Federal   government  with  respect  to  carrying  out  emergency  functions   during  the 
continuance of the State emergency pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Emergency Management 
Act of:2003.

Therefore, I, J. Kevin Stitt, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, pursuant to the power vested in me 
by Section 2 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution, hereby declare and order the following:

1.         There is hereby declared an emergency caused by the impending threat of COVID- 19 to  
the  people  of this  State  and  the  public's  peace,  health,  and safety.  The counties 
included in this declaration are:

All 77 Ok/al,oma Counties

2.         The State Emergency  Operations Plan has been activated, and resources of all State  
departments  and  agencies  available  to  meet  this  emergency  are  hereby committed  to  the  
reasonable  extent  necessary  to  prepare  for  and  respond  to COVID-19 and to protect the 
health and safety of the public. These efforts shall be coordinated by the Director of the 
Department of Emergency Management with comparable functions of the federal government and 
political subdivisions of the State.

3.         State  agencies,  in  responding  to  this emergency,  may  make  necessary  emergency 
acquisitions to fulfill the purposes of this declaration. If using a P-Card to make such 
acquisitions, agencies may purchase the necessary acquisitions without regard to the current P-Card 
policy limitation of $5,000.00 purchase limit. Agencies may make the necessary   emergency   
acquisitions   without   the   requirement   to   follow   bidding requirement/limitations  on   
such   emergency   acquisitions,   without   the   need   to purchase  from  State  Use  Vendors,  
or  to  purchase  from  mandatory  State  Wide contracts. Such necessary emergency  purchases shall 
be capped at $250,000.00  per transaction. All such purchases must be readily identifiaole as such, 
as following the conclusions of this threat, all such necessary emergency acquisitions will be 
audited to determine if they were made for emergency purposes.

4.        Effective  immediately,  a  moratorium  is  placed  on all out-of-state  travel  for all 
employees and officers  of agencies that  is paid for, in whole or  in part,  by  the State of 
Oklahoma. This moratorium shall apply to all travel expenses not already incurred  as of the date 
of this Order.  Any  state employee  or officer seeking an exception to this moratorium may submit 
a written request to the Governor, who shall have the sole discretion to approve or deny the 

5.        State agencies, in responding to1hi-s emergency, may employ additional staff without 
regard to the classification requirements of such employment.

6.        State  agencies  shall  continue  to  follow  guidance  for  interaction  with  the  
public provided by the Oklahoma Department of Health.

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