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All public schools in Oklahoma will close until April 6 in an effort to shield teachers, school staff and more than 700,000 students from the spread of the coronavirus.

The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to approve school closures during an emergency meeting at 4 p.m. Monday.

All instruction, grading and extracurricular activities will cease for every public, charter and virtual charter school. Certain administrative and maintenance duties will be allowed to continue for school districts, but all operations at the school level will stop. Schools are already closed this week for spring break.

State schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said school closures were "a step that needed to be taken."

“This is not a simple decision that we bring this recommendation to you today," Hofmeister said to the board. "It will be challenging for many families. Nothing takes precedence over the health and well-being of our people — nothing.

“Learning is secondary to this, but learning is on our mind, as well."

This decision mirrors closures in 35 other states and several large urban districts. At least a dozen colleges and universities in Oklahoma have suspended in-person classes and moved instruction online.

On Sunday, Gov. Kevin Stitt declared a state of emergency for Oklahoma over the rapid spread of the coronavirus, which has infected at least 10 known patients in the state. The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, a global pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture granted permission for Oklahoma schools to continue meal services during closures. Schools will be allowed to continue serving meals at their sites and could offer “grab-and-go” meals to reduce interaction among participants.

Only schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option or the Summer Food Service Program are eligible to serve meals under the USDA waivers, according to a news release from the state Department of Education. Two more waivers are pending with the USDA to allow schools not in high-need areas and sponsors to provide meals.

Stitt said in a news conference Thursday that the state wouldn’t call for school closures until Oklahoma saw community spread of the coronavirus.

On Sunday, Oklahoma City reported the first case of a person contracting the disease locally. The patient, who became the first known instance of community spread in the state, is in Cleveland County.

The governor voiced his support for school closures before the board meeting Monday.

“This decision is not made lightly, but it is the right thing to do based on current guidance from the CDC,” Stitt said in a statement. “This closure will allow us time to further understand how COVID-19 is affecting Oklahoma and give students and staff a period of time to be protected from further community spread of the virus.”

Hofmeister said the school year could extend into the summer months, depending on how Oklahoma's situation with COVID-19 evolves. In a 10-page guidance sheet for school districts, state education officials said they could propose an exemption for schools to go under the minimum length of a school year, which is 180 days or 1,080 hours.

While speaking with reporters, Hofmeister said school districts have always had local control over their own school calendars, which means some could take a unique approach to make up school days.

Even if classes resume after April 6, the lengthy closure could impact state tests and school accountability. The testing window for schools to administer exams lasts from April 20 through May 15.

Hofmeister said the state would pursue federal waivers to ensure more flexibility with testing. The state board of education could vote on other provisions, as well, such as taking certain measurements of school performance, such as chronic absenteeism, from the first day of the school year through only March 1.

"We are not going to insist on testing if it’s not appropriate, and we have the broad authority to change that," Hofmeister said. "The last thing on the mind of families or school officials needs to be assessment or accountability right now. We want them to feel confident that we’re going to have common sense and reasonable expectations and provisions.”

Tulsa Public Schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools, the two largest school districts in the state, planned their own emergency school board meetings to discuss details of school closures. The Oklahoma City School Board will meet with district officials at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Oklahoma City schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel said the coronavirus presents an "unprecedented health crisis in our community."

"In our response to COVID-19, OKCPS and other districts must depend on the wisdom of our health experts and elected officials and lean on the resolve of our strong community," McDaniel said in a statement after the board's vote. "I am grateful for State Superintendent Hofmeister’s leadership during this crisis and for the State Board of Education’s action today. This will now allow OKCPS and other districts to remain closely aligned as we finalize our response."

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<strong>Oklahoma State Board of Education member Carlisha Williams-Bradley wipes down a table before the start of an emergency meeting in Oklahoma City on Monday to announce the closing of public schools until April 6 to combat the spread of the coronavirus.  [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Oklahoma State Board of Education member Carlisha Williams-Bradley wipes down a table before the start of an emergency meeting in Oklahoma City on Monday to announce the closing of public schools until April 6 to combat the spread of the coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

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[Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign announces the postponement of the state high school basketball tournament 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]"><figcaption>A sign announces the postponement of the state high school basketball tournament 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]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a60246650fce62557f77164d61b33487.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign announces the postponement of the state high school basketball tournament due to the new coronavirus, at Jim Norick Arena, The Big House, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 12, 2020. 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[Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3b2b22158762b1e8dcfe51b34555b5be.jpg" alt="Photo - Students are silhouetted after school outside of Northwest Classen High School n Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Oklahoma City Pubic Schools will be closed Friday, March 13, due to the new coronavirus before starting spring break the following week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Students are silhouetted after school outside of Northwest Classen High School n Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Oklahoma City Pubic Schools will be closed Friday, March 13, due to the new coronavirus before starting spring break the following week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Students are silhouetted after school outside of Northwest Classen High School n Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 12, 2020. 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[Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A school bus arrive at Del City High School in Del City, Okla. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell who tested positive for the coronavirus had a workout session at the school on Tuesday evening. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d8e55215d44f81b5fb046fadeac25cd8.jpg" alt="Photo - A student leaves Del City High School in Del City, Okla. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell who tested positive for the coronavirus had a workout session at the school on Tuesday evening. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="A student leaves Del City High School in Del City, Okla. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell who tested positive for the coronavirus had a workout session at the school on Tuesday evening. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A student leaves Del City High School in Del City, Okla. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell who tested positive for the coronavirus had a workout session at the school on Tuesday evening. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c85823bd14cc0b58a8bebd57660e5ed7.jpg" alt="Photo - A school bus passes Del City High School in Del City, Okla. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell who tested positive for the coronavirus had a workout session at the school on Tuesday evening. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="A school bus passes Del City High School in Del City, Okla. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell who tested positive for the coronavirus had a workout session at the school on Tuesday evening. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A school bus passes Del City High School in Del City, Okla. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell who tested positive for the coronavirus had a workout session at the school on Tuesday evening. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c95aeac67f91518ca6a9a483ad97a1e2.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs hang on the door at Yukon High School announcing the cancelation of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association state basketball playoff games at the school in Yukon, Okla. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Signs hang on the door at Yukon High School announcing the cancelation of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association state basketball playoff games at the school in Yukon, Okla. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. 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[Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9d418adae90d880cd87db1377b3dbdec.jpg" alt="Photo - From right, Cecilia Robinson-Woods, OSSAA board president and Millwood superintendent, speaks next to David Jackson, OSSAA executive director, and Mike Simpson, OSSAA board vice president and Guthrie superintendent, during a press conference at the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association office announcing the postponement of OSSAA events, including the state basketball tournament, due to the new coronavirus, in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 12, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="From right, Cecilia Robinson-Woods, OSSAA board president and Millwood superintendent, speaks next to David Jackson, OSSAA executive director, and Mike Simpson, OSSAA board vice president and Guthrie superintendent, during a press conference at the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association office announcing the postponement of OSSAA events, including the state basketball tournament, due to the new coronavirus, in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 12, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>From right, Cecilia Robinson-Woods, OSSAA board president and Millwood superintendent, speaks next to David Jackson, OSSAA executive director, and Mike Simpson, OSSAA board vice president and Guthrie superintendent, during a press conference at the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association office announcing the postponement of OSSAA events, including the state basketball tournament, due to the new coronavirus, in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 12, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7980382f9be763f01e04585001740ddd.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-af44f98b5e5e8f1cf629522d049bb7a4.jpg" alt="Photo - #4" title="#4"><figcaption>#4</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3183cce61377f367474153ff19aba573.jpg" alt="Photo - Clay Smith of Broken Bow, Okla., competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Thursday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Clay Smith of Broken Bow, Okla., competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Thursday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Clay Smith of Broken Bow, Okla., competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Thursday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4a8cf0a01e6c0388155390e0506f11d5.jpg" alt="Photo - Paul D. Tierney of Oklahoma City competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Thursday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Paul D. Tierney of Oklahoma City competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Thursday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Paul D. Tierney of Oklahoma City competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Thursday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-58cbcac63def4276f463aa6ccde48e13.jpg" alt="Photo - Jess Tierney of Hermosa, 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="Jess Tierney of Hermosa, 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>Jess Tierney of Hermosa, 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-d9704f8e4d2e6eede431f6feb87f5f14.jpg" alt="Photo - Kyle Lockett of Visalia, California, 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="Kyle Lockett of Visalia, California, 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>Kyle Lockett of Visalia, California, 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/r960-6c54c8bafc4216549a5cd4b862a476eb.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>
Nuria Martinez-Keel

Nuria Martinez-Keel joined The Oklahoman in 2019. She found a home at the newspaper while interning in summer 2016 and 2017. Nuria returned to The Oklahoman for a third time after working a year and a half at the Sedalia Democrat in Sedalia,... Read more ›

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