COVID - 19 Mayor proclamation



Mayor David Holt signed a new emergency proclamation for Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response that includes required conditions on high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus

The proclamation takes effect May 15. Its provisions will be re-evaluated no later than May 29. The White House and State of Oklahoma guidelines require this phase to last at least two weeks. Based on public health data, it could potentially enter another phase at the conclusion of that two-week period.
General information

Mayor Holt and public health officials encourage Oklahoma City residents and employers to follow best practices recommended by the Oklahoma City-County Health Department occhd.org/reopen

• Continue practicing social distancing when possible, including staying 6 feet away from other people.
• Wear a face mask in public.
• Workplaces should comply with all general and industry-specific distancing and hygiene guidelines.
• Work remotely if possible.
• Limit unnecessary travel.
• Accommodate high-risk employees.
• Minimize face-to-face contact.
• Use flexible work hours or staggered shifts.

Food service and similar
Restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, taverns, shopping mall food courts, food halls, cafeterias, night clubs, hookah bars, cigar bars, vaping lounges and any other food service establishments are required to maintain these standards and others:
• Servers and staff interacting with customers must wear a face mask or covering, unless the staff member is behind a barrier such as Plexiglass.
• Tables must be at least 6 feet apart.

Personal care services
Hair and nail salons, barber shops, cosmetology facilities, esthetician facilities, laser hair removal facilities, spas, massage facilities, tattoo parlors and piercing facilities must follow CDC sanitizing protocols and comply with these standards and others:
• Employees must use face masks or coverings.
• Disposable face masks must be offered to all customers who don’t have their own mask.

Gyms and other athletic facilities
All athletic gyms, recreation centers, exercise facilities, indoor sports facilities, indoor climbing facilities, bowling alleys, skating rinks, trampoline parks, whitewater rafting facilities and similar facilities must maintain strict social distancing, CDC sanitizing protocols and maintain these standards and others:
• Employees that have contact with the public must wear a face mask or covering, unless the staff member is behind a barrier such as Plexiglass.
• Rental and shared equipment must be cleaned and sanitized by the customer or an employee between each use using antimicrobial disinfectants.

Entertainment and places of worship
Movie and live theaters, concert halls, bingo halls, sporting venues, amusement parks, places of worship, wedding venues, funeral homes (and graveside services), and other businesses where people gather for presentation or entertainment must maintain strict social distancing, CDC sanitizing protocols and comply with these standards and others:
• Offer seating in a staggered manner with at least two seats between customer groups in the same row. Every other row must be closed.
• Movable seating must be spaced to accomplish the same spacing.

What’s next?
Mayor Holt will continue evaluating Oklahoma City’s readiness for the next phase by listening to public health officials and staying in touch with Gov. Stitt’s office.