Has your business been deemed "non-essential” during the COVID-19 shutdown? Or are you uncertain whether your business is considered “essential” or not by state and local government officials and what the penalties for violating these new rules might be?

For many Oklahomans, their small business is their only way to provide financial security and put food on the table for themselves and their family.

We are compiling resources below to help Oklahoma small business owners navigate some of these turbulent waters and to help Oklahomans understand that any small business can be “essential” to the families that depend on it to make ends meet. 

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