Over the past week, the coronavirus has spread in many U.S. cities and states, including reported cases in Oklahoma. Beyond the health implications of what world health officials are now calling a pandemic, coronavirus has sent stocks tumbling, especially in the energy sector, a critical Oklahoma industry.

But it has also put a squeeze on the service industry, members of which may lose employment if events are canceled, tourism declines and public consumption habits begin to change.

This week Listen Frontier host Ben Felder interviews Frontier reporter Kassie McClung about her recent coverage of the coronavirus in Oklahoma, as well as Courtney Cullison of OKPolicy about the vulnerable workforce that could be impacted.

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