COVID-19: REOPENING


President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. Please visit whitehouse.gov/openingamerica for more information.

OCCHD PODCAST SERIES


OKLAHOMA COUNTY:

5.29.20: Mayor David Holt will sign a new emergency proclamation for Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response that includes recommendations for high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

This proclamation follows Mayor Holt’s announced intention to largely align this new phase of Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response with the State of Oklahoma’s OURS Plan.

The proclamation takes effect June 1. Its provisions will be re-evaluated no later than June 15. White House and State of Oklahoma guidelines require this phase to last at least two weeks. Based on public health data, the state of emergency could potentially end at the conclusion of that two-week period. View more here.


5.15.20: The CDC released their Community Mitigation Guidance. Community mitigation activities are actions that people and communities can take to slow the spread of infectious diseases. Community mitigation is especially important before a vaccine or drug becomes widely available. To find guidance for communities, schools, workplaces, and events click here.


5.15.20: Mayor David Holt signed a new emergency proclamation for Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response that includes required conditions on high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

This proclamation follows Mayor Holt’s announced intention to largely align this new phase of Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response with the State of Oklahoma’s OURS Plan.

The proclamation takes effect May 15. Its provisions will be re-evaluated no later than May 29. White House and State of Oklahoma guidelines require this phase to last at least two weeks. Based on public health data, it could potentially enter another phase at the conclusion of that two-week period.

To view the full proclamation, click here.


4.29.20: Mayor David Holt signed a new emergency proclamation for Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response that includes required conditions on high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus. To view the full proclamation, click here.


Oklahoma City is moving into Phase 3.

Public health data shows Oklahoma City meets White House criteria indicating it’s possible to continue a phased re-opening of business activity.

Beginning June 1

Following U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, employers in Oklahoma City should allow employees who choose to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) because of potential hazards on the job to do so, if it doesn’t interfere with essential job functions. Enforcement will be through mechanisms provided by OSHA.

The following businesses are encouraged to consult and follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols and Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) guidelines, which are available at occhd.org/reopen:

  • Restaurants, breweries, wineries, taverns, shopping mall food courts, food halls, cafeterias, bars, night clubs, hookah bars, cigar bars and vaping lounges
  • Athletic gyms, recreation centers, exercise facilities, indoor sports facilities, indoor climbing facilities, bowling alleys, skating rinks, trampoline parks, whitewater rafting facilities and similar recreational facilities
  • Businesses where people gather for presentation or entertainment, like movie and live theaters, concert halls, bingo halls, sporting venues, amusement parks, places of worship, wedding venues, event venues and funeral homes
  • Personal care businesses including salons (hair and nail), barber shops, cosmetology facilities, esthetician facilities, laser hair removal facilities, spas, massage facilities, tattoo parlors and piercing facilities. View more here.


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Please be advised that this is a living document and will continue to be updated.