The City of Norman is issuing new COVID-19 restrictions to battle the recent spike in cases, the city said in a news release.
Norman Mayor Breea Clark will sign a proclamation announcing new restrictions which will go into effect on Monday, Nov. 30.
The order will reduce capacity of restaurants, bars and fitness center facilities, limit the size of organized gatherings, and require safety protocol for organized indoor sporting events.
“We are asking our healthcare professionals and first responders to work shift after shift as all of our numbers are skyrocketing. They are emotionally and physically exhausted, and it’s past time to take action and show them they’re not alone in the fight against COVID-19,” Clark said. “The initial Stay at Home Order was issued back in March after we saw one death in our community. We have now seen 70; our friends, our neighbors, our veterans, our educators. The path we are currently on has proven gravely unsuccessful, and it’s time to change course.”
The three-day rolling average of new cases reached its highest point on Nov. 23 with 125 cases per day, and the seven-day rolling average of new cases reached its highest point ever on Nov. 24 with 93.9 cases per day.
The new restrictions include: