Stitt opposes school restrictions amid Democrat outcry
August 1, 2021
Oklahoma Democratic lawmakers have called on Gov. Kevin Stitt to declare a health emergency following a recent uptick in Covid cases, saying schools should be allowed to mandate mass quarantine of students who may have been exposed.
But Stitt has already said he does not support a repeat of the draconian actions that harmed economic activity and student learning in 2020 and, in some school districts, into 2021.
At a recent press conference, Stitt said he was “not planning on declaring an emergency.”
“This is about personal responsibility,” Stitt said. “This is about freedoms.”