Phase 2 Of Normans Reopening Plan To Begin Friday

Friday, May 29th 2020, 7:12 am
By: Caleb Califano

Norman -

A new round of Norman businesses and events are getting back to business Friday, under phase 2 of the city's slower-paced reopening plan.

Places like bars, certain gyms, and events like summer camps can officially reopen.

All of them have to follow strict sanitation rules which include employees wearing masks, and limited capacities.

Retail stores can increase the amount of people on the inside Friday to 75 percent of maximum capacity. 

Community Pools can reopen as well. The Westwood Family Aquatic Center says they plan to open Friday, however only season pass holders will able to come starting a noon. The pool says they too will be following strict rules.

Phase 2 initially included many other businesses like tattoo shops, massage parlors and bowling alleys. But many of them have already reopened, either because they were lumped in with other businesses, or because a judge's lawsuit decision earlier this month allowed personal care businesses to reopen a few weeks ago.

Mayor Breea Clark's team is still advising people to wear face masks and keep social distancing a top priority.

She says if everything stays on track, phase three is scheduled to begin on June 12th.