OKC Mayor Holt Doubles Down On COVID-19 Proclamation


Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 6:52 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A series of tweets from Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt reiterated his latest COVID-19 restrictions.

The mayor also instructed people to call 911 if they see violations.

“Those restrictions are in place through at least next week. If you see violations of the new restrictions, you can call 9-1-1,” Holt said in a tweet Tuesday.

Holt’s latest proclamation, released July 3, requires all employees of restaurants, bars and “similar establishments,” to wear face coverings while on the premises.

The regulations also require bars to limit capacity to 50%.

Theatre style settings have to return to staggered seating.

Both the mayor’s office and the Oklahoma City Police department declined to interview about the 911 policy Wednesday.

However, the police department did provide data. Officers said at least nine calls have been made regarding possible violations. Six of those calls were about restaurants, but all were in compliance.

The mayor’s proclamation is set to expire July 17.