COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
Call (877) 215-8336 (se habla español) for the statewide COVID-19 call center.
The City of Edmond’s primary partner in preparing for and responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus) is the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). OCCHD works closely with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Edmond residents help fund OCCHD through your annual county property tax bill.)
- OKC metro information from OCCHD
- Statewide information from OSDH
- Household preparation guide from the CDC
City of Edmond Moves to Phase III of Reopening on Monday, June 1
During their meeting on Monday, June 1st, The City of Edmond City Council approved advancing to Phase III of reopening under the State of Oklahoma’s Three-Phase Open Up & Recover Safely (OURS) Plan. As part of Phase III reopening, the following are in effect:
- Citizens should minimize time spent in crowded environments and continue following guidelines regarding social distancing.
- Summer camps can open.
- Businesses can resume unrestricted staffing at their work sites with proper social distancing measures and disinfecting practices.
- Limited visitation to hospitals can be reinstated.
- Visitation at nursing homes and long-term facilities remain prohibited.
- City-approved special events are suspended through June 30.
- Utility disconnections are suspended through June 30.
For additional information on the OURS Plan and how it impacts businesses and more, please visit https://www.okcommerce.gov/covid19/ours-plan. The page is updated regularly, so please check back as more specific information is made available by the state for the opening of different types of businesses.
As a reminder, all Edmond citizens are encouraged to take extra measures to put a physical distance of six feet between yourself and other people, wash your hands regularly and to consider wearing a cloth facial covering when in a public setting as recommended by the CDC to further reduce virus risk. The City of Edmond will continue to follow the guidance of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control.
Declaration of Emergency Versions
- June 15 - Declaration of Emergency
- June 1 - Declaration of Emergency
- May 11 - Declaration of Emergency
- April 27 - Declaration of Emergency
- April 6 - Declaration of Emergency
- March 30 - Declaration of Emergency
- March 25 - Declaration of Emergency
- March 18 - Declaration of Emergency
Temporary Business Signage Permits Suspended
Due to the current restrictions on dining establishments, the City has indefinitely suspended requiring permits for temporary business promotion signs. Signs need to stay where the business is located, away from the street, and behind the sidewalk. All size and quantity regulations still apply. Contact Community Image at 405-359-4793 for more information.
Preparation and prevention
- Here’s a guide from the CDC about preparing your household.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home and avoid contact with others when you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Try singing "Happy Birthday" twice, because that’s about how long it takes. It’s especially important to wash your hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Other states and countries with significant outbreaks have taken steps like closing schools for weeks at a time, and encouraging businesses to close. Make a plan for how you and your family or business would need to adapt to a similar situation if it becomes necessary.
- Be prepared, not scared. Find more information on how to make a plan and build an emergency kit for any emergency at home here. Find information specifically for COVID-19 on how to prepare your household here, or prepare your business or school system here.
Symptoms and treatment
- Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath.
- If you have these symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of the illness, follow these guidelines from the CDC.
- If you are in close contact with a household member or intimate partner who has or is suspected to have COVID-19, or are a caregiver for one in a nonhealthcare setting, follow these guidelines from the CDC.
- Local information from the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD)
- Statewide information from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)
- National information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Global information from the World Health Organization (WHO)