As we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic that is impacting our nation, we will be providing updates, news and resources for the states that The Poultry Federation represents which are: Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. We will update this page on a daily basis to ensure the most current information is available.
We are all in this together!
UPDATES FROM ARKANSAS
Governor Asa Hutchinson, will provide an update to media at 1:30 P.M. CST - Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Watch here.
UPDATES FROM MISSOURI
Governor Mike Parson will hold a live press conference at 3:00 P.M. CST - Tuesday, March 31, 2020. He will be joined by Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten, Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Carol Comer, Missouri Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams
Join Press Conference here
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UPDATES FROM OKLAHOMA
Governor Kevin Stitt to provide an update on COVID-19 in Oklahoma at TBD. Tune in here.
- Members of Oklahoma’s Legislature will not return to the Capitol this week. Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat said he’s not sure when legislators will return to vote on the budget and legislative priorities and conclude the legislative session. Lawmakers are working from home to patch the current year’s state budget, which almost certainly will include a revenue shortfall, and build a budget for next year: https://oklahoman.com/article/5658901/coronavirus-in-oklahoma-lawmakers-unsure-when-they-will-return-to-capitol-finish-session
- Over a quarter of Oklahoma residents are firmly under shelter-in-place orders after Oklahoma City and Tulsa issued decrees Saturday formally restricting residents from leaving their homes for anything but essentials. “Out of the nation’s (largest) 50 cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa are now the 44th and 45th to take this step,” Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said in a Facebook video Saturday.
- Redistricting, recreational marijuana petitions unlikely to make ballot, organizers say: https://oklahoman.com/article/5658899/redistricting-recreational-marijuana-petitions-unlikely-to-make-ballot-organizers-say
- About 45,000 Oklahomans applied for unemployment compensation during the week ending March 28. Source
- Businesses seeking cash assistance and loans could be receiving help within weeks from the city of Oklahoma City's $5.5 million coronavirus relief package.
- Gov. Kevin Stitt announced that anyone coming to Oklahoma from six known "hot spots" — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Louisiana or the state of Washington — must self-quarantine for 14 days.
- Confirmed cases in Oklahoma have reached 481.
- There have been 17 deaths in Oklahoma as result of COVID-19.