Norman Enables Restrictions On Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, And More

Mayor Breea Clark has issued amended regulations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Norman, under the Proclamation of Local Emergency.

An enhanced restriction on organized community gatherings of no more than 50 people is effective immediately, excepting political subdivisions over which the City has no control. The other amended regulations, which will be effective at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 include:

- A prohibition on dine-in services for restaurants, with no restrictions on drive-through, drive-in, takeout or delivery; and

- The closure of bars, lounges, taverns, private clubs, gyms, health studios, theaters and commercial amusement facilities.

The enhanced regulations were created in accordance with Mayor Clark’s Proclamation of Local Emergency, which was authorized within Section 2-109 of the City Code, in addition to constituting an emergency under the Emergency management Act of 2003 (63 Okla. Stat 683.3). The amended regulations are effective through April 3 unless otherwise extended or rescinded by Mayor Clark. These recommendations are in accordance with the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations on best practices to reduce community spread of the virus and protect public health.

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