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Here is a rundown of issues, developments, and perspectives related to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as it affects real estate in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Show postponed

The OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show, scheduled for March 27-29 at the OKC Fairgrounds, is postponed until October.

Gardening School

A featured out-of-state speaker for the annual Oklahoma Gardening School canceled to avoid traveling because of the coronavirus, but otherwise — as of Friday afternoon — the event is still scheduled for March 21, presented by Myriad Botanical Gardens at Oklahoma City University.

"According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), gatherings of 250 or less are fine. As of now, it's still on," Myriad spokeswoman Leslie Spears said.

No Inspiration

The Inspired Home Show in Chicago Saturday-Tuesday was canceled, causing a slight glitch in columnist Marni Jameson's column in Saturday's Real Estate Section. She writes about firm Michael Graves Design and its planned roll-out of a new generation of kitchenware at the show more than the show itself. So rather than pull her column, it ran with an editor's note. Not a huge thing, but one of a zillion things touched by the outbreak.

Appraisers apprised

The Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C., has information at www.appraisalfoundation.org about how the coronavirus is affecting the work of property appraisers. Here's a taste, and it's good advice for anyone who works with people in their homes or on other property:

"First, talk with your clients about the coronavirus to learn if they have any protocols they would like you to follow. Second, let your clients know you will have a conversation with the borrower/owner when scheduling the appointment to identify any risk of infection. This conversation should also provide the borrower/owner with the opportunity to ask you screening questions or to assure them you are not ill. Third, the appointment scheduling call is a good time to let the borrower/owner know if you will be wearing gloves, not shaking hands, etc.

"Screening should be limited to questions about the coronavirus and flu such as: 1) Is anyone in your household currently sick with a fever and/or a cough? 2) Has anyone in your household been exposed to a person who has or is suspected of having the coronavirus?"

Also, "Are there unique issues that the coronavirus presents to the appraisal profession? Just as other real estate professionals, appraisers must be mindful of their obligations under the Fair Housing Act, and be sure not to discriminate against any particular segment of the population. While the coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China, that does not provide a basis for treating Chinese persons or persons of Asian descent differently."

CRE in OKC

Several commercial real estate executives weighed in on the virus and their reactions to it in my story Friday (see it and much more coverage online at Oklahoman.com). Here is some more reaction from Bob Sullivan, CEO of NAI Sullivan Group:

"As a company that does business with the public, we are taking extra precautions in our office to cancel group meetings and training sessions, preferring to use our online conferencing capabilities to provide that as a group. We also encourage separation of team members keeping a safe distance from each other. In our office building, we are taking extra sanitizing precautions wiping down door handles, elevator buttons, restroom door handles and lavatory handles hourly.

"We are encouraging our sales staff to work from home if possible and monitor their health. We have not seen a decrease in showing properties or the overall frequency of inquiries. Since most are by email it does not appear that is affected. We are staying up to date on the changes we see happening hourly and know there are opportunities to lessen the impact on our offices if that is possible."

State Realtors

The Oklahoma Association of Realtors took a rare light approach Thursday in announcing that its offices at 9807 Broadway Extension will be closed until Monday, but that work will go on.

"Fortunately, we’ve had a plan for any such emergency or impact to our community which would require a response. What we didn’t expect is that we would put into action the plan before coronavirus was an issue," CEO Jessica M. Hickock wrote in an email blast. "However, one of us (no names) developed Flu-A and a couple others in our office have been exhibiting the similar symptoms."

She gave "some real and fake examples of how we are preparing to address the coronavirus."

The real ones: Have backup plans for classes and events; review “Coronavirus: A Guide for Realtors," prepared by the National Association of Realtors (read it on their website here); make sure employees have what they need to be able to work at home; and practice safe hygiene.

The fake ones:

"Geoff going to every Walmart in the county to buy every last roll of toilet paper available. Josh & Will using the office hand sanitizer to sell individual-use portions on the black market. Lupe laundry-ing the money — not laundering — actually using detergent and a washing machine to make sure it is germ-free. Kristin & Nabeel working on their TikTok dance moves to ensure they get an uptick in views while people are stuck at home. Allison & Kristen have been hitting the gym, getting ready to try out for the NBA."

You have to laugh to keep from crying sometimes, but I wonder how that was received.

Email Real Estate Editor Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com.

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All games in the state high school basketball tournament were postponed due to the new coronavirus, at Jim Norick Arena, The Big House, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 12, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

All games in the state high school basketball tournament were postponed due to the new coronavirus, at Jim Norick Arena, The Big House, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 12, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

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[Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6c54c8bafc4216549a5cd4b862a476eb.jpg" alt="Photo - Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-17a7add56a2da799713667c5a1b74713.jpg" alt="Photo - Lane S Karney of Creston, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Lane S Karney of Creston, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Lane S Karney of Creston, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6da3a906d75c2a6a43bfa52c32f26312.jpg" alt="Photo - Paul D. Tierney of Oklahoma City competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Paul D. Tierney of Oklahoma City competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Paul D. Tierney of Oklahoma City competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-efc71c67dc4a2f55ea1b8607d7203edd.jpg" alt="Photo - Jace Melvin of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Jace Melvin of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Jace Melvin of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6d6f0c0ee58391c7d944622867d77723.jpg" alt="Photo - Jordan Ketscher of Squaw Valley, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Jordan Ketscher of Squaw Valley, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Jordan Ketscher of Squaw Valley, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-18bd9aa8bb5895c16ae34b5deadc936c.jpg" alt="Photo - Marcus Theriot of Poplarville, Mississippi, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Marcus Theriot of Poplarville, Mississippi, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Marcus Theriot of Poplarville, Mississippi, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-51aabf77e9b604863ef528babc9047d7.jpg" alt="Photo - Coby Doescher of Webbers Falls, Okla., competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Coby Doescher of Webbers Falls, Okla., competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Coby Doescher of Webbers Falls, Okla., competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-48bb60ff9d88a5d28dedacbb3d2180cf.jpg" alt="Photo - Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1ca3b42925d457885bf55fe24be48796.jpg" alt="Photo - Haven Meged of Miles City, Montana, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Haven Meged of Miles City, Montana, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Haven Meged of Miles City, Montana, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-88adfa0e046efdf6705d7ca5ab0809fd.jpg" alt="Photo - Contestants line up before the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Contestants line up before the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Contestants line up before the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3f34dcef304bad54dcc8cb8193de8910.jpg" alt="Photo - Roger Nonella of Klamath Falls, Oregon, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Roger Nonella of Klamath Falls, Oregon, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Roger Nonella of Klamath Falls, Oregon, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7c813603a07674a878c1886502fc4203.jpg" alt="Photo - KC Jones of Burlington, Wyoming, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="KC Jones of Burlington, Wyoming, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>KC Jones of Burlington, Wyoming, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9e7059b76a6df48f1daa4f1f25972272.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-113c10178a2db6d59e52e2acddb42cc1.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b1917021603d4c46833a860735554905.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7fc8cbffeda2ffde4a039f23ae7a4ae1.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1d521ad6da10e28decd0fe5a7431052b.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Sean McDaniel will join us a Superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, listens to Mayor David Holt's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Dr. Sean McDaniel will join us a Superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, listens to Mayor David Holt's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Dr. Sean McDaniel will join us a Superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, listens to Mayor David Holt's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-79adfbd238dbd05f1219ebfa6662b6ce.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department waits for his turn to speak about the state of emergency declared by Mayor David Holt during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department waits for his turn to speak about the state of emergency declared by Mayor David Holt during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department waits for his turn to speak about the state of emergency declared by Mayor David Holt during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2a69e860764206f61e3dbd66bbdac584.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1aca9c47d2f782da5d3dc1766de88007.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f7985c95fcf10b1256bda1f597ec6b36.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bf4441066cd0aa8d820533f15a5eeb42.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2a208c63c89b23210f6446b7fe335f6b.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0a2dbd9a711071b739aaed03f74eed1e.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4aa721bef10edcd32ee62e003fb6135e.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty shelves in the can food isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Empty shelves in the can food isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Empty shelves in the can food isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8097468ae7198834d5a61ffae592e61a.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a4bfeaa10080e772b32c7879ad2d9511.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c4d5e7e62dcb118762a07cb717eea95d.jpg" alt="Photo - Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cdc0055803d8af07140d17958b5df924.jpg" alt="Photo - Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dfa3a94a65f880f47b7edc8322a82781.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of Harkins Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Exterior of Harkins Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Exterior of Harkins Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-024a31a2d0c9f6188738599c55789041.jpg" alt="Photo - Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b96ffc4cf6311d40d95f9f0c54e1aae3.jpg" alt="Photo - Businesses located in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Businesses located in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Businesses located in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5230a504b40011c78f745d1c734b4cc5.jpg" alt="Photo - Kevin Garcia of Oklahoma City wears a mask as he walks past the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 13, 2020. Garcia had come to the mall to go to the Apple Store, which is closed along with Apple's other retail stores until at least March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Garcia said he started wearing the mask today specifically for his trip to the mall. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Kevin Garcia of Oklahoma City wears a mask as he walks past the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 13, 2020. Garcia had come to the mall to go to the Apple Store, which is closed along with Apple's other retail stores until at least March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Garcia said he started wearing the mask today specifically for his trip to the mall. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Kevin Garcia of Oklahoma City wears a mask as he walks past the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 13, 2020. Garcia had come to the mall to go to the Apple Store, which is closed along with Apple's other retail stores until at least March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Garcia said he started wearing the mask today specifically for his trip to the mall. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-05283f1e01f8c599dc4ef7c68f17fcdc.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f1fe1795a9e360fbf4b94fc1b387f63e.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-689ade0f2785770b3d1c81706399a196.jpg" alt="Photo - An exterior of the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="An exterior of the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>An exterior of the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2cdfd5420ff381687339046ffcb33b7b.jpg" alt="Photo - An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-491505a6b51ca26d61a4a5721a7fe737.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about the store's temporary closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about the store's temporary closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about the store's temporary closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5d8086e505f307240c8d93099f04eba7.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about its closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about its closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about its closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-40c5fd69a42c013adcb66f31eb465d84.jpg" alt="Photo - An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9bbad3b98d1990b1279e7230caa8a516.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on the exterior of the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall gives information about its temporary closure, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. Apple has closed its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on the exterior of the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall gives information about its temporary closure, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. Apple has closed its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on the exterior of the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall gives information about its temporary closure, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. Apple has closed its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ef5f9b5613d314be5f7a9684efe81de.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7b83ef9f8863f53de20a4abc53bf463e.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7827a370a622e9e9c51cac4c392567be.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ca20839cd4d393eaa6a358af8c8ad04.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-94e19372ca5c72717b26dc1600709a28.jpg" alt="Photo - Gates to the Oklahoma City Zoo are closed in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to tentatively reopen on March 23. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Gates to the Oklahoma City Zoo are closed in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to tentatively reopen on March 23. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Gates to the Oklahoma City Zoo are closed in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to tentatively reopen on March 23. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0aba352b5e57f367a99a9cd5a5b6d057.jpg" alt="Photo - An exterior of Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The museum is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and tentatively plans to reopen on April 1. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="An exterior of Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The museum is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and tentatively plans to reopen on April 1. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>An exterior of Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The museum is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and tentatively plans to reopen on April 1. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-672f09c93de664c9bbcdce12fe310d9d.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior of the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior of the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1adc1de46b2792893dff90fb4c95383a.jpg" alt="Photo - House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, Speaker Charles McCall, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, Speaker Charles McCall, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, Speaker Charles McCall, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c02c980b451510ba99f2940c1bd6cc1e.jpg" alt="Photo - Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and other leaders announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and other leaders announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and other leaders announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ac39fc6e9f4a0e849a8db36e3b90d89.jpg" alt="Photo - House Speaker Charles McCall listens to Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat as they announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="House Speaker Charles McCall listens to Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat as they announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>House Speaker Charles McCall listens to Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat as they announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6987f59a77f7b604dd02afb5d1943e80.jpg" alt="Photo - The House has set up a large television so people can watch the session Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="The House has set up a large television so people can watch the session Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The House has set up a large television so people can watch the session Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-879e03ad8075d514a0fc2ae579c5bcb4.jpg" alt="Photo - 50 person limit to rooms at the Capitol Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="50 person limit to rooms at the Capitol Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>50 person limit to rooms at the Capitol Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f0e02b771a0fd526b2e4a21c6149b73b.jpg" alt="Photo - House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6b36a4504a6c94d33427fb802c609c47.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ca10ef6b1e777b65ab47a14c244196a9.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c4cfedda339729300798102c1e1d7cf2.jpg" alt="Photo - People practice social distancing outside of the Oklahoma Senate at the Capitol, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="People practice social distancing outside of the Oklahoma Senate at the Capitol, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People practice social distancing outside of the Oklahoma Senate at the Capitol, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2b0e48196357c505c8ef16311c39c713.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ed75caff2cf0fb9b4629564a32e90b6b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7cb49eb82bc0952801e1069f712e241e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5202a9885f358d118009b1cf12409601.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-889dd022e8052b41b041b98026d41349.jpg" alt="Photo - Paperwork presented to members of the State Board of Education during Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Paperwork presented to members of the State Board of Education during Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Paperwork presented to members of the State Board of Education during Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e4c8de5c5a5c79f041de100cf7188d7f.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs that are posted about the Coronavirus on the doors of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister announced the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Signs that are posted about the Coronavirus on the doors of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister announced the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Signs that are posted about the Coronavirus on the doors of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister announced the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b01927de3e9a6f2033925b558e2e552d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma State Department of Education board member Carlisha Williams Bradley wipes down the desk before the start of Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma State Department of Education board member Carlisha Williams Bradley wipes down the desk before the start of Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma State Department of Education board member Carlisha Williams Bradley wipes down the desk before the start of Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-82f9c456182611027eae1452f09ede26.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior view of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior view of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior view of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2e297f707e4b1adf170c69b9ff543703.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-63173741ab10720b50c224e0a8f4efbe.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5dc77380432d8c562f1c3e7ec761ea34.jpg" alt="Photo - Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman" title="Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2902a0f5bfa9b17ea6bdcb3292f991bd.jpg" alt="Photo - Gasoline for $1.24.9 at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman" title="Gasoline for $1.24.9 at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Gasoline for $1.24.9 at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-eac653a36c9669b167637a0f50f46438.jpg" alt="Photo - Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman" title="Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a9760c07ae773e7a5219c6218036019f.jpg" alt="Photo - OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris." title="OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris."><figcaption>OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-364502ea7ee8a6a26e42a36e4e1409e8.jpg" alt="Photo - OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris." title="OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris."><figcaption>OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5e31703928d99cf0774ff908fb7517c6.jpg" alt="Photo - OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris." title="OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris."><figcaption>OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f1a53b0eaa795cfec23093743a52b241.jpg" alt="Photo - OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris." title="OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris."><figcaption>OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-451a637f6d5d6f08c944cce58b05446b.jpg" alt="Photo - A man leaves the Downtown YMCA. The YMCA announced today they would be closing because of the COVID-19 outbreak. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="A man leaves the Downtown YMCA. The YMCA announced today they would be closing because of the COVID-19 outbreak. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A man leaves the Downtown YMCA. The YMCA announced today they would be closing because of the COVID-19 outbreak. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-454273143eda0a73ff3970bb9e1ab419.jpg" alt="Photo - Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-411eb61a35674de0fb0ec84d4ad07724.jpg" alt="Photo - Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e274ce5c16665c4b6cdbf2d6899964b7.jpg" alt="Photo - Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-76380940218705bdcf460341c22f7091.jpg" alt="Photo - A shopper covers her face as she returns a shopping cart at Costco in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="A shopper covers her face as she returns a shopping cart at Costco in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A shopper covers her face as she returns a shopping cart at Costco in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8d42332d428256b95d487de2957fbad5.jpg" alt="Photo - The exterior of a Dollar General as customer walks into the store in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="The exterior of a Dollar General as customer walks into the store in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>The exterior of a Dollar General as customer walks into the store in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-826d355fc7b990fba355e8fcf9370c11.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs are pictured on the doors of the Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Signs are pictured on the doors of the Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Signs are pictured on the doors of the Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d7b093c7ac4cc7214126d779d55db00f.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-eafc8b2583a8533b774f8b55b4aab16a.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty playground equipment is pictured at Hafer Park is pictured in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Empty playground equipment is pictured at Hafer Park is pictured in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Empty playground equipment is pictured at Hafer Park is pictured in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-166b547eee7d6e841c0b666a72694264.jpg" alt="Photo - Pizzeria Gusto's 'to go only' sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Many restaurants have gone to pick up or carry out only in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Pizzeria Gusto's 'to go only' sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Many restaurants have gone to pick up or carry out only in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Pizzeria Gusto's 'to go only' sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Many restaurants have gone to pick up or carry out only in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e9526911897e680c68cc82bfb34dd609.jpg" alt="Photo - People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-57152cb9751222d409edd57dd2974e3b.jpg" alt="Photo - The exterior of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="The exterior of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The exterior of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bb2042dfc164d737c8f827c9a77947c5.jpg" alt="Photo - A cyclist wears a mask and googles while riding north on a sidewalk along Jenkins Ave. on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A cyclist wears a mask and googles while riding north on a sidewalk along Jenkins Ave. on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A cyclist wears a mask and googles while riding north on a sidewalk along Jenkins Ave. on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fa7e3800f2ca6c2f59449510a1ddcff0.jpg" alt="Photo - People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2f7d5b1e3aab578ee35040cf7ab46b80.jpg" alt="Photo - Marles Bradley wears a mask as she waits for a takeout order of green eggs and ham outside of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Bradley said she put on the mask thinking she would have to go inside the restaurant but would not have worn it if she had known the order would be brought outside to her. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Marles Bradley wears a mask as she waits for a takeout order of green eggs and ham outside of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Bradley said she put on the mask thinking she would have to go inside the restaurant but would not have worn it if she had known the order would be brought outside to her. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Marles Bradley wears a mask as she waits for a takeout order of green eggs and ham outside of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Bradley said she put on the mask thinking she would have to go inside the restaurant but would not have worn it if she had known the order would be brought outside to her. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-356bfc7181a17ece706e8d2a9bd9aca3.jpg" alt="Photo - People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d9319ec9fc5a5524a5ebe1450846c53e.jpg" alt="Photo - Michelle Ridgway sanitizes a booth after customers left O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Michelle Ridgway sanitizes a booth after customers left O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Michelle Ridgway sanitizes a booth after customers left O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-77d77c9da910a4b7bc09d7f0b79c34c2.jpg" alt="Photo - The sign letting customers know that Packard's New American Kitchen restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. made the decision to close in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The restaurant [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="The sign letting customers know that Packard's New American Kitchen restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. made the decision to close in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The restaurant [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>The sign letting customers know that Packard's New American Kitchen restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. made the decision to close in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The restaurant [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e2b665e7f387e9b2ebcde966110a9fe4.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3c28d948193b2157362fe8027de511e8.jpg" alt="Photo - Sauced on Paseo's to go only sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Sauced on Paseo's to go only sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Sauced on Paseo's to go only sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3c95ff4118bc10f24901dd5e57c739a0.jpg" alt="Photo - Stores at Bryant Square Shopping Center are pictured Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Stores at Bryant Square Shopping Center are pictured Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Stores at Bryant Square Shopping Center are pictured Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2d6d7feeca82183b0d0f2d51814a3738.jpg" alt="Photo - Debi Norris sits at the bar at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Debi Norris sits at the bar at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Debi Norris sits at the bar at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a65679d7885bae81ec4b8dcde9dd7bbf.jpg" alt="Photo - A green beer sits on the bar next to a customer at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A green beer sits on the bar next to a customer at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A green beer sits on the bar next to a customer at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-41867fdab729ed5714241ba9978451dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Alley's End, a mix of apartments and retail, is set for conditional desigation development for Urban Renewal property at NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. " title=" Alley's End, a mix of apartments and retail, is set for conditional desigation development for Urban Renewal property at NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. "><figcaption> Alley's End, a mix of apartments and retail, is set for conditional desigation development for Urban Renewal property at NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-177c830c3be9b55ebd820c17a0d1a93a.jpg" alt="Photo - The Rose Rock “Alley’s End” proposal includes 71% of its apartments — 198 units — to be rented as affordable housing while 80 units would be rented as market rate housing. Rendering by FSB. " title=" The Rose Rock “Alley’s End” proposal includes 71% of its apartments — 198 units — to be rented as affordable housing while 80 units would be rented as market rate housing. Rendering by FSB. "><figcaption> The Rose Rock “Alley’s End” proposal includes 71% of its apartments — 198 units — to be rented as affordable housing while 80 units would be rented as market rate housing. Rendering by FSB. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e0443f9c49327baeeadf50e38c056c07.jpg" alt="Photo - Commercial alleyways are designed through the heart of the proposed Alley's End development planned for NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. " title=" Commercial alleyways are designed through the heart of the proposed Alley's End development planned for NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. "><figcaption> Commercial alleyways are designed through the heart of the proposed Alley's End development planned for NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f6b77bbd4c4a130329babecf8991e050.jpg" alt="Photo - The Alley's End development includes public performance and gathering spaces. Rendering by FSB. " title=" The Alley's End development includes public performance and gathering spaces. Rendering by FSB. "><figcaption> The Alley's End development includes public performance and gathering spaces. Rendering by FSB. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aa1a15527b399c045a7a52b57a28cf74.jpg" alt="Photo - Floor plan for Alley's End. [Provided by FSB]" title="Floor plan for Alley's End. [Provided by FSB]"><figcaption>Floor plan for Alley's End. [Provided by FSB]</figcaption></figure>
Richard Mize

Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked... Read more ›

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