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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s chief of staff is planning to step down at the end of the month to pursue opportunities closer to his family in Tulsa, the governor announced Thursday.

Chief of Staff Michael Junk’s last day on the job will be July 31.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Capitol will reopen to the public on a limited basis this week as the Legislature prepares to return and residents began returning to businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

State Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat and House Speaker Charles McCall said the public can enter the building starting 10 a.m. Monday after being screened and under social distancing and health safety protocols. 

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Governor Kevin Stitt's plans to begin opening businesses like salons and restaurants does not include any direction for when to reopen the Oklahoma State Capitol.

The Capitol has been closed to the public since mid-March, when a legislative staffer tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.