COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
Call (877) 215-8336 (se habla español) for the statewide COVID-19 call center.
The City of Edmond’s primary partner in preparing for and responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus) is the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). OCCHD works closely with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Edmond residents help fund OCCHD through your annual county property tax bill.)
- OKC metro information from OCCHD
- Statewide information from OSDH
- Household preparation guide from the CDC
City Council Issues Amended Declaration of Emergency (March 25, 2020)
The Edmond City Council adopted an amended Declaration of Emergency related to community spread of COVID-19 that has been signed into effect by Mayor Dan O’Neil. This amended Declaration of Emergency is subject to further change by the City Council at future scheduled, special or emergency meetings.
The Declaration of Emergency institutes new community measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Edmond. The changes are the result of new restrictions placed upon counties with positive cases of COVID-19 by Governor Kevin Stitt in his “Safer at Home” Executive Order.
Upon signing of the amended Declaration of Emergency:
- Adults over the age of sixty-five (65) and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, collectively referred to as "vulnerable individuals", shall stay in their home or place of residence except for working in a critical infrastructure sector, as more particularly described herein, and the conduct of essential errands. Essential errands shall mean those errands which are critical to everyday life and includes obtaining medication, groceries, gasoline, and visiting medical providers. The vulnerable population is encouraged to use delivery and/or curbside services whenever available.
- Residents of Edmond and medical providers in Edmond shall postpone all elective surgeries, minor medical procedures, and non-emergency dental procedures until April 7, 2020.
- Social gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. Businesses within a critical infrastructure sector, as more particularly described herein, shall take all reasonable steps necessary to comply with this Declaration and protect their employees, workers and patrons.
- Effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2020, all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and located in the City of Edmond, Oklahoma County, as county which is experiencing community spread of COVID-19, as identified by OSDH on its website, shall close. Additional sectors may be designated by Executive Order or Memorandum from the Governor. Nothing in this provision shall prevent restaurants and bars from providing pick-up, curbside, and delivery. This shall be effective until April 16, 2020.
- Visitors are prohibited from entering and visiting patients and residents at nursing homes, long term care facilities, and retirement homes.
- Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Memorandum (Executive Department Executive Memorandum 2020-01) of March 24, 2020 which provides that in addition to those critical infrastructure sectors identified by USDHS at https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce, the following are added: https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/executive/1921.pdf
- The City Manager is directed to not discontinue water and utility services for customers unable to pay their bills for a period of 30 days from March 18, 2020.
- All users of Citylink must maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from other users when possible.
It is anticipated that Edmond residents will voluntarily comply with the regulations that have been put into place. In the event that there is concern of non-compliance in Edmond, please contact the City of Edmond Community Image Department at 359-4793.
City Facility Impacts
Public Access is limited at all city office buildings:
• Please call ahead before visiting any city department in person. Most buildings are locked at this time to protect residents and employees both. All city department contact information can be found on the tab at the top of this page called "City Services".
• Anybody wishing to make a utility payment can find alternative options to in-person payment here: Payment Options
Edmond Parks and Recreation Department has implemented the following closings and changes due to Covid-19:
• All programs, classes, reservations and events at the Edmond Senior Center and Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) have been canceled through April 19.
• All park pavilion reservations (including Arcadia Lake) have been canceled through April 19.
• All park restrooms are closed to the public through April 19.
• Edmond Soccer Association and Edmond All Sports Incorporated leagues are following the Edmond Public Schools calendar at this time. When Edmond Public Schools resumes classes, those leagues will resume practices and/or games. Associations will be communicating with their respective participants.
• Funerals and burials will continue at Gracelawn Cemetery but we are asking those attending to follow current CDC gathering guidelines.
• Arcadia Lake lake access, trails and campgrounds are still open at this time. We will be asking those participants to follow current CDC gathering guidelines.
• Kickingbird Tennis Center is still open for outdoor public play, leagues and lessons but we will be following current CDC gathering guidelines. The indoor courts are closed through April 19th.
• Beginning Thursday, March 19th through April 19th, the KickingBird Grill will be offering TO-GO orders only. The inside seating areas will be closed and our hours of operation in the restaurant will be 8:00am-4:00pm.
• KickingBird Golf Course Precautions:
1. We are asking that golfers please leave the flagstick in when putting. We have a pool noodle at the bottom of the pin that will allow access to your ball without touching the flagstick.
2. On the golf carts, we have removed the sand bottles and are sanitizing the seats, steering wheels, cubbies and cart keys.
3. On the Driving Range we are providing wipes to sanitize the pin code screen and baskets. The brushes have been removed from club cleaning buckets.
4. Water jugs have been removed from the golf course through April 19th. Customers will be allowed to bring their own water but please no other outside beverages.
5. All League Play has been suspended through April 19th.
6. Group gatherings and group lessons have been suspended through April 19th.
7. Demo Day, which was originally scheduled for April 18th, will be rescheduled.
Temporary Business Signage Permits Suspended
Due to the current restrictions on dining establishments, the City has indefinitely suspended requiring permits for temporary business promotion signs. Signs need to stay where the business is located, away from the street, and behind the sidewalk. All size and quantity regulations still apply. Contact Community Image at 405-359-4793 for more information.
Information and recommendations from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH):
- COVID-19 is in Oklahoma, and more cases are expected.
- Public health officials advise against all cruise travel.
- Older adults and people with chronic illness should avoid all non-essential air travel. They are at a higher risk for a more severe infection.
- Take social distancing precautions like teleworking and avoiding large gatherings.
- Oklahoma response information
- Oklahoma resources information
Preparation and prevention
- Here’s a guide from the CDC about preparing your household.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home and avoid contact with others when you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Try singing "Happy Birthday" twice, because that’s about how long it takes. It’s especially important to wash your hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Healthy people don’t need a face mask for protection from any respiratory disease, including COVID-19. Masks are for people showing COVID-19 symptoms to prevent spreading it to others, and for health workers or others taking care of a sick person in a close setting like a home or health care facility.
- Other states and countries with significant outbreaks have taken steps like closing schools for weeks at a time, and encouraging businesses to close. Make a plan for how you and your family or business would need to adapt to a similar situation if it becomes necessary.
- Be prepared, not scared. Find more information on how to make a plan and build an emergency kit for any emergency at home here. Find information specifically for COVID-19 on how to prepare your household here, or prepare your business or school system here.
Symptoms and treatment
- Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath.
- If you have these symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of the illness, follow these guidelines from the CDC.
- If you are in close contact with a household member or intimate partner who has or is suspected to have COVID-19, or are a caregiver for one in a nonhealthcare setting, follow these guidelines from the CDC.
- Local information from the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD)
- Statewide information from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)
- National information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Global information from the World Health Organization (WHO)