OKC Mayor Issues New COVID-19 Related Proclamation Effective May 15

Thursday, May 14th 2020, 3:25 pm

By: News 9


Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt announced provisions Thursday in response to the city's effort to combat COVID-19. The provisions will go into effect Friday, May 15.

City of Oklahoma City Senior Health and Wellness Centers will remained closed to residents who are over the age of 65 and have serious medical conditions.

Each business or facility affected by this proclamation must adhere to the same employee guidelines for daily temperature checks, disinfecting items used by customers and maintain strict social distancing.

Food, beverage and leisure venues with servers interacting with customers must wear a mask or face covering. Menus and condiment bottles must be single use or capable of being sanitized. Employees can only provide service at buffets or salad bars. Holt said 50 percent of standing room only patio space is allowed to be used.

Athletic gyms, recreation centers and other indoor sporting facilities venues must maintain social distancing requirements.

Venues such as movie theaters, places of worship, wedding venues or sporting venues are required to offer staggered seating. At least two seats between customer groups in the same row and the end of each row are permissible. Holt said venues affected by staggered seating include but are not limited to: Civic Center Music Hall, Chesapeake Arena, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Zoo Amphitheater and the OKC Fairgrounds.

Personal care businesses may continue to operate by appointment only and offer disposable masks to customers who may not have their own.

Health guidelines for every business in Oklahoma City can be found on the Oklahoma City-County Health Department's website.

According to Holt, the provisions will be reevaluated no later than May 29.


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