News » Metro

Oklahoma City in state of emergency

by

comment
Mayor David Holt - MIGUEL RIOS
  • Miguel Rios
  • Mayor David Holt
March 15, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt announced that he expects to sign a proclamation of a state of emergency for the city today due to COVID-19.

“Limiting close personal contact is our only real tool of mitigation, and on the advice of public health officials, and with the confirmation of local spread, we feel it is now time to do more,” said Mayor Holt. “I do not proclaim this state of emergency casually, and I am fully aware of the gravity of the moment. But this is a time to protect the people of Oklahoma City.”

The proclamation revokes special event permits for events March 16-April 12, suspends events with 50 or more participants at city facilities, stops suspension of water services for customers unable to pay their bills and declares that "all users of public transportation must maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from other users."

Once signed, the proclamation will remain in effect until Holt signs a proclamation to end it.

Visit okc.gov/prepare for updates on COVID-19 in Oklahoma City.

Visit occhd.org/COVID-19 for information from Oklahoma City-County Health Department.

Visit content.govdelivery.com/accounts/OKSDH/bulletins/280df83 for information about COVID-19 testing.

Contact the statewide COVID-19 call center at (877) 215-8335.


UPDATE Mayor David Holt signed the proclamation March 16.

See related PDF Proclamation_of_State_of_Emergency.pdf

Add a comment