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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Council Issues Amended Declaration of Emergency

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.

For the latest information on local regulations, building closures, additional cancellations and access to resources from our health partners, please visit http://edmondok.com/coronavirus.


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