COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
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
- Edmond City Limits Case Numbers (Determined through address data provided to public safety agencies.)
Adopted Actions by City Council
- March 23, 2021 - Declaration of Emergency
- February 22, 2021 - Declaration of Emergency
- January 26, 2021 - Declaration of Emergency
- November 23, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- October 7, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- August 25, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- July 28, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- July 14, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- June 15, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- June 1, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- May 11, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- April 27, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- April 6, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- March 30, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- March 25, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
- March 18, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency
Edmond Face Covering Ordinance Allowed to Expire; Declaration of Emergency Extended
The Edmond City Council has allowed the face covering ordinance within the city limits to expire. Beginning at midnight on Tuesday, March 23rd, the ordinance that required all people age eleven and over to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces, will no longer be in effect. However, all residents are still highly encouraged to follow CDC safety guidelines that include washing hands, social distancing and wearing of masks.
Businesses and establishments are not required to post a mask policy for their location. However, if a business or establishment does post that they require masks in their facility, all residents are asked to comply.
Additionally, the City Council voted to extend the current Declaration of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic through Tuesday, April 27th. The extended Declaration of Emergency removes several previous requirements and aligns closely with Governor Kevin Stitt's Declaration of Emergency. The updated information will be available on Tuesday, March 23rd, at https://edmondok.com/coronavirus.
City of Edmond Offices Returning to Restricted Access
In response to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Edmond and Oklahoma County, the City of Edmond is returning to restricted public access at most city offices on Monday, July 13th. This change is being made for the safety of city employees and the citizens that interact with them.
“We continue to be mindful of current trends and this decision helps encourage safe social distancing in our offices,” said City Manager Larry Stevens. “I am confident that our employees will still provide a high level of service to citizens as they did when we restricted building access during the Spring months.”
Citizens are encouraged to call the department that they need assistance from before making a trip to the office. Arrangements will then be made based upon the needs of the caller. To find contact information for specific departments, please visit http://edmondok.com or there will also be contact numbers placed on the individual doors of city office buildings for those without access to the website.
For those that are given access to enter a city building, masks will be required and provided if needed. The mask requirement does include golfers when entering the clubhouse at Kickingbird Golf Club.
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.
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.
- 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 informationfrom the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD)
- Statewide informationfrom the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)
- National informationfrom the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Global information from the World Health Organization (WHO)