The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Unemployment system strains to keep up with record crush of applicants

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) has experienced a record number of people filing for unemployment, mirroring national trends.
Governor Kevin Stitt

Oklahoma Gov Stitt still won’t order shelter in place even after cities have

Governor Kevin Stitt referred to the concept of shelter in place as "bunker in place" several times Wednesday afternoon rejecting the idea for the state.
City of Oklahoma City Hall

OKC City Council votes $5.5M aid to City small businesses

In spite of technical issues of the first teleconference, the council voted a $5.5 million stimulus for local businesses and discussed parking issues.

City of OKC to hold Council and other meetings by teleconference

The City of Oklahoma City will hold its City Council meetings and other city meetings by teleconference starting Tuesday morning.
shelter in place order

Oklahoma City Mayor Holt issues “shelter in place” order effective Sat night

Saturday morning, both Mayor David Holt of Oklahoma City and Mayor G.T. Bynum of Tulsa issued clear, simultaneous "shelter in place" orders.

What Governor Stitt’s “safer at home” order for COVID-19 means for us

Tuesday, Governor Stitt declared that all non-essential businesses would be closed in counties with community spread of Covid-19, including Oklahoma County.
Board of County Commissioners

Oklahoma County Commissioners meet in situation strained by COVID-19

The Board of County Commissioners discussed procedures for tax payments, the state of emergency, the Sheriff’s Office move, and a literal logjam.
Board of County Commissioners

County Commissioners seek new ways to govern during COVID-19 crisis

The Oklahoma County Budget Board and Board of County Commissioners discussed regular business and the irregular business of Covid-19 responses Thursday.
EMARK streetcar

New situation for EMBARK buses, streetcars under state of emergency

EMBARK is still running normal routes even though a state of emergency has been declared for Oklahoma City, closing many business and limiting hours.
Oklahoma City Council

City Council denies event permits, considers COVID-19 impact

In a quick meeting of the City Council on Tuesday normal business was handled under less-than-normal circumstances with the COVID-19.