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COVID-19 UPDATES

Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership continues to closely monitor the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the OKC-County Health Department (OCCHD) recommendations on prevention and spread of the virus. The safety of our community is our number one priority.

Our community health depends on working together, and our small businesses are the lifeblood of the Downtown Oklahoma City economy. We want to make sure they continue to stay successful while maintaining appropriate public health safety measures. We will continue to update the site with relevant news and links to provide resources to our community, stakeholders and businesses.

OKLAHOMA CITY UPDATES

Mayor Holt signed a new emergency proclamation for Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response that includes recommendations for high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus. It aligns with Phase 3 of the White House and State of Oklahoma guidelines.

This proclamation follows Mayor Holt’s announced intention to largely align this new phase of Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response with the State of Oklahoma’s OURS Plan.

The proclamation went into effect June 1. Its provisions will be re-evaluated no later than June 15. White House and State of Oklahoma guidelines require this phase to last at least two weeks. Based on public health data, the state of emergency could potentially end at the conclusion of that two-week period.

Read more here

OKLAHOMA STATE UPDATES

Governor Kevin Stitt has announced Oklahoma will begin implementing a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up starting April 24, 2020. Visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov for information from the state government.

During this time of change in social events, work schedules, and travel, we encourage you to remember our many small businesses in downtown and throughout our community and to continue supporting them even if you cannot visit them physically.

HOW CAN YOU CONTINUE TO SUPPORT LOCAL?

Shop online or via phone.
Buy gift cards to spend later.
Order take out or delivery and tip the same amount as you would dining in.
Review your favorite local businesses on Yelp, Google or Facebook.

DOKC UPDATES
Last updated June 1, 2020

Check below for updates on our scheduled events, programming and public spaces. We will continue to talk with the City of Oklahoma City and will follow all guidelines issued by OCCHD.

DOKC Events
Kerr Park Bocce League –  Postponed
Midtown Walkabout, April 18 –  Rescheduled for Saturdays in July
Starlight Supper, April 30Canceled
Dean A. McGee Awards, Originally scheduled for June 3 – Rescheduled to August 31

Public Spaces Managed by DOKC
Underground – Open Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm
Midtown BocceOpen 24hrs – Community bocce ball equipment has been removed. Public can bring their own equipment, but please be mindful of social distancing recommendations.
Downtown Community Basketball Court Reopened on June 1 –  Please adhere to State and local guidance as well as CDC guidance.
Bricktown Parklet – Open 24hrs
Bricktown Beach – Closed for 2020

Our nation’s small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses. In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

On April 24, 2020 President Trump  approved an additional $310 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020. 

Get the latest local COVID-19 updates at covid19.okc.gov.

City Council meetings will be conducted by teleconference. Other City boards, trusts, commissions and committees may also begin meeting by teleconference thereafter. Read more here or get details on each individual meeting agenda for how to listen or sign up to speak. Get meeting agendas at okc.gov/agenda. See canceled public meetings at okc.gov/clerk.

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is closely monitoring updates and guidance from our federal and state partners related to COVID-19.

Information posted here is updated regularly as new guidance and resources become available for individuals, businesses, and non-profits experiencing health and economic impacts related to COVID-19.

The Oklahoma public health system has activated the Incident Command System and stands ready with a multitude of statewide and national partners to treat and minimize further spread. Public health officials will continue to work with health care providers and medical facilities to ensure proper assessment, testing and treatment protocols. Gov. Kevin Stitt declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Call Center 877-215-8336

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) Emergency Preparedness Program has emergency preparedness plans in place if needed to respond to any activity related to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides extensive information and updates on how to prevent community spread. Below is specific guidance for community organizations, businesses, and event planners. 

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.

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