OKC’s New COVID-19 Proclamation Now In Effect


Friday, July 3rd 2020, 7:28 am
By: Caleb Califano


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Some Oklahoma City businesses will have to start following new COVID-19 requirements beginning Friday. The proclamation was laid out Wednesday by OKC Mayor David Holt.

The new proclamation will continue through July 17. The proclamation mostly impacts restaurants and bars.

All bars, restaurants and similar businesses now require workers to wear face masks at all times.

Similar businesses include breweries, mall food courts, wineries and cafeterias.

Additionally, all bars must limit their crowds to 50 percent occupancy. The maximum number is determined by the fire marshal.

Any business that is labeled a Type 1 facility under the ABLE Commission falls into this category.  

"We believe we see some simple interventions that could help bring the numbers back down," Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said.

The venues with theater-style seating, such as movie theaters, wedding venues and places of worship, will have to return to staggered seating.

A violation of the mayor's proclamation would be considered a Class B misdemeanor which could see an up to $750 fine or possibly some jail time.