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By Ray Carter
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs 

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.”


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