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
The emergency public safety ordinance was set to expire Sept. 8, but Tuesday’s action moved the expiration date to Oct. 20. The Council has discretion to revisit the expiration date at future meetings.
Public health officials say face coverings are key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Cases have declined in the metro since Oklahoma City’s emergency mask order was first put in place July 17. There have been no other changes to local or statewide coronavirus response efforts since then that can be linked to the decline of cases in the metro.
Evidence shows there’s a high risk of infected people spreading the virus with their breath if they don’t use a face covering. Evidence also shows infected people can spread the virus even if they don’t have symptoms.
Read more here.
OKLAHOMA STATE UPDATES
Governor Kevin Stitt began implementing a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up on 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.
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.
Public Spaces Managed by DOKC
Underground – Open Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm
Midtown Bocce – Open 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