The City of Claremore has implemented the following measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic:
March 23, 2020
7:00 pm- The City of Claremore approved an amended Emergency Management Ordinance in response to the COVID-19 virus and subsequently issued the following Emergency Management Order to reduce the potential of community spread and transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This order is effective March 24, 2020 at 9 p.m. and will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on April 17, 2020 unless revised, rescinded or amended. These closures and adjustments are in addition to the previously announced suspended services.
Places offering food and beverage for on-site public consumption, such as restaurants, food courts, coffeehouses, are restricted to curbside, drive-thru, take-out and delivery services. This excludes institutional cafeterias such as hospitals, childcare facilities and crisis shelters.
Commercial establishments and places of public accommodation that offer recreational and entertainment services will close. These include:
-Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption
-Theaters, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and museums.
-Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and similar facilities.
-Amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
-Tattoo shops, massage therapist, barber shops, haircut and styling shops, spas, and nail salons may operate only under the following conditions: by-appointment-only with no walk-in customers; appointments may not be scheduled and held within 15 minutes of the preceding appointment; clients may not bring any other person, including children, into the facility during an appointment; and workstations must have a minimum of six feet of space from adjoining workstations to promote social distancing.
The public and businesses should follow the Centers for Disease Control, White House and Oklahoma State Department of Health guidelines for social distancing and limiting gatherings of more than 10 people.
Places of public accommodation, such as grocery stories, pharmacies, health care facilities and food pantries shall remain open. Additionally, employees, contractors, vendors and suppliers are not prohibited from entering, exiting, using or occupying the commercial establishment or public accommodation in their professional capacity.
We appreciate the community’s commitment to stopping the spread of this virus. We recognize and regret the impact to small business and we encourage citizens to continue to shop local. Businesses affected by closures may seek relief through the Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19