“Public health officials tell me this is the most serious pandemic our community has faced in the last half-century,” said Mayor Holt in a release posted on the city's website. “The loss of life in Oklahoma City would be profound if we did nothing.”
Under the terms of the state of emergency:
- All bars and similar venues without on-premises food (hookah bars, cigar bars and vaping lounges) must close from 5 p.m. today (March 17) through April 12.
- All bars and similar venues with on-premises food, breweries, restaurants and coffee shops may serve only take-out or delivery food, or pre-packaged alcohol authorized for sale under state law, from 12:01 a.m. March 18 through April 12. They must otherwise remain closed to everyone but employees.
- All athletic gyms, exercise facilities, movie theaters and shopping mall food courts must close from 12:01 a.m. March 18 through April 12.
- The Remington Park gaming area must close from 12:01 a.m. March 18 through April 12.
- Staff may still perform maintenance duties at these facilities.
Learn more at covid19.okc.gov.