Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Stitt reportedly has no regrets about not mandating masks for his state’s nearly four million residents. (Daily News)
Stitt, a Republican ally of President Trump, reportedly chaired an official meeting Tuesday with a mask hanging around his neck and pointedly did not wear a mask when he attended the president’s poorly attended rally in Tulsa last month.
“Not thinking about a mask mandate at all,” Stitt told a journalist.
— Wayne Stafford (@WayneStaffordTV) July 15, 2020
Stitt, who found out about his positive test Tuesday night, said he was suffering from fairly mild flu-like symptoms. His wife and children have tested negative.
Oklahoma was initially spared by the pandemic but has been hit hard in the past month as the virus marches through the heartland.