City Of Guthrie Amends 'Shelter In Place' Ordinance

Monday, April 27th 2020, 3:43 pm
By: Erica Rankin

GUTHRIE, Oklahoma -

The Guthrie City Council voted to amend its "shelter in place" ordinance.

The meeting was held one hour before a scheduled federal hearing involving the city.

Since the special meeting was held and changes were made, the federal hearing has been postponed until Wednesday.

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As a result of the meeting, the city council decided to amend the ordinance to follow Gov. Kevin Stitt’s recommendations.

Personal care businesses are able to open up immediately and businesses, like gyms, movie theaters and restaurant dining areas, can open up on Friday, May 1.

But, one of the most controversial things in the original was the requirement to wear masks in city limits. Members voted unanimously to keep that along with no gatherings more than 10 people on city property.

“The big thing we put in place was the masks and I think we need to keep that a while longer until we can see what is happening,” said Brian Bothroyd, a Guthrie city council member.