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    News Release: 3/25/2020

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    March 25, 2020

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    On March 24, 2020, the Governor, Kevin Stitt, issued a Forth Amended Executive Order (“Order”) directing all Oklahoma businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs ”vulnerable individuals” to stay in their homes unless they're a part of the critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in certain outdoor activities, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store. The Order applies to the City of Sapulpa tonight and is effective at 11:59 p.m. March 25, 2020. The full text of the Order, and the Executive Memorandum 2020-01 clarifying the Order, are provided at links at the end of this message.
    • Enforces "Safer at Home" order statewide, requiring elderly and individuals who are immunocompromised or have pre-existing conditions, to shelter in their homes, leaving only for essential needs like groceries or prescriptions, until April 30, unless the individual works in a critical infrastructure sector.
    • Closes all businesses not in a critical infrastructure sector in all Oklahoma counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19 until April 21:
    • Businesses required to close include: bars, taverns, hair salons, gyms, theaters, massage parlors, tattoo parlors, spas, museums, etc.
    • Restaurants must close dine-in areas but may remain open to offer curbside, pickup and/or delivery options.
    • Suspends elective surgeries, minor medical procedures, and non-emergency dental procedures to preserve medical supplies and PPE for COVID-19 response.
    • Prohibits congregate gatherings of 10 or more individuals for social, spiritual, and recreational purposes, including but not limited to community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, or sporting events; parades, concerts, festivals, conventions, fundraisers and similar activities until the expiration of this emergency declaration.
    • Restricts visitors at nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities
    As good representation of the effects of these restrictions on outdoor activities is reflected in the following chart found at https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/
    In addition, while the Order remains effective, the City has implemented the following:
    • suspended issuing any permits for garage/yard sales
    • removed all credit card convenience fees from any online payments
    • frozen all pre-Order penalties from utility accounts and suspended all post-Order late fees and penalties from such accounts.
    Please be assured that the City of Sapulpa has been, and continues to be, working hard on the issues raised by changes required by the Order. As we obtain further clarification we will continue to update you regularly via social media, so please check the City webpage regularly and continue to follow us on Facebook for updates.
    Joan Riley
    Sapulpa City Manager