Oklahoma Legislature closes, coronavirus increases in state
March 20, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Capitol will be nearly vacant next week after the state House and Senate announced Friday that the Legislature will be shut down due to the spread of the coronavirus.
"Senators and our staff remain in constant contact with the governor and other executive branch officials in health care and education, our federal delegation and various leaders from key private sector industries as we work to address this serious health care crisis," Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat said in a statement.
House staff will work from home, and representatives will return to...