Gov. Kevin Stitt has repeatedly stated he needs to be clear with knowledge to permit people to make their very own choices on how greatest to guard themselves and their family members.
The Governor’s Workplace did not reply written questions from the Tulsa World about whether or not Stitt helps chopping off ZIP code and metropolis COVID knowledge or about how Oklahomans are imagined to make knowledgeable choices with out native knowledge.
“The Governor’s place hasn’t modified with regard to full transparency — on COVID or some other concern,” wrote Stitt spokeswoman Carly Atchison.
‘I might like to see it expanded’
Carter stated Sand Springs shall be “a bit of blind” with out knowledge extra granular than county- or state-level. He stated he trusts residents to make good decisions however that he does not assume anybody can achieve this with out info.
His metropolis, a city of about 20,000 individuals, is dwarfed by Tulsa County’s inhabitants.
So what is occurring particularly in Sand Springs will not be noticeable in county knowledge. The identical is true for Damaged Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Catoosa, Sapulpa and different smaller municipalities, he stated.
“If I had my druthers (the state) would flip it again on and they’d add some columns about demographics included with that,” Carter stated. “I might like to see it expanded as a result of I believe lots of people — on all views — I believe there are those who have made the selection that’s good for them.