Like Michael Scott starting a sentence, sometimes it looks like Governor Stitt starts a policy and doesn’t even know where it’s going. Back in April, Stitt and his government implemented the “Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) Plan,” which was supposed to look like this:
However, if his plan actually matched up with the state’s actions, the four intentions would really be:
- Based on presidential modeling and ignoring public health experts.
- Intended to ignore the fact of resurgence.
- Intended to sacrifice Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens for the benefit of the economy.
- Intended for the Governor to use to pretend like he’s actually doing his job.
The plan implemented a phased system of reopening the state for commerce and gatherings. Being that we are officially six months into the OURS Plan, we thought it would be a great idea to look back and reflect on how the state faired in each of the three phases. Let’s start with Phase 1…