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Posted on: July 14, 2020

City Council Issues Amended Declaration of Emergency; Business Signs Required

The Edmond City Council has amended its Declaration of Emergency related to community spread of COVID-19 that has previously been in place since June 15. 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 builds upon previous community measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Edmond. The previous Declaration of Emergency of June 15, 2020 remains in effect with the following changes that last through at least August 3, 2020:

  • All businesses open to the public are required to post conspicuous signs by July 20, 2020 at all entrances to inform all customers, users, and visitors of the business’ policies and practices regarding face coverings/masks for their employees, as well as any requirements for customers, users, and visitors. A simple template is available at http://edmondok.com/coronavirus or businesses can use a custom design. Businesses are also encouraged to work with disabled and special needs customers as needed related to communicating your safety measures.
  • All on-premise staff in restaurants, breweries, wineries, taverns, shopping mall food courts, food halls, cafeterias, bars, night clubs, and any other food service are strongly encouraged to wear facial masks or coverings while on duty.
  • All breweries, wineries, bars, including taverns, night clubs, and other similar drinking establishments shall offer indoor seating in a staggered manner so that customer groups are socially distanced, and to avoid standing.
  • Businesses with theater-style seating where persons gather for presentation or entertainment shall offer seating in a staggered manner so that customer groups are socially distanced. These businesses include, but are not limited to, movie and live theaters, concert halls, sporting venues, amusement parks, places of worship, wedding venues, event venues, and funeral homes.

All Edmond citizens should continue taking extra measures to put a physical distance of six (6) feet between yourself and other people, wash hands regularly, and stay updated on the resources and information available through the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD), the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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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