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 Council Issues Amended Fourth Declaration of Emergency (April 7, 2020)
The Edmond City Council has amended its Declaration of Emergency related to community spread of COVID-19 that has previously been in place. This amended Declaration of Emergency is subject to further change by the City Council at future scheduled, special or emergency meetings.
The Declaration of Emergency builds upon previous community measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Edmond. The previous Declaration of Emergency of March 30, 2020 remains in effect with the following changes:
• All closures and regulations are now extended to April 30 to mirror Governor Kevin Stitt’s “Safer at Home” Executive Order.
• Expansion of the closure of public playgrounds to include all playgrounds within Edmond city limits.
City Council Amends Declaration of Emergency to include Shelter in Place (March 30, 2020)
The Edmond City Council has amended its Declaration of Emergency related to community spread of COVID-19 that has previously been in place to include Shelter in Place. This amended Declaration of Emergency is subject to further change by the City Council at future scheduled, special or emergency meetings.
The Declaration of Emergency institutes new community measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Edmond. The changes build upon restrictions placed by Governor Kevin Stitt’s “Safer at Home” Executive Order and urge all Edmond citizens to stay at home as much as possible.
Effective 11:59 pm, March 30, 2020 through April 16, 2020, all residents living within the corporate limits of the City of Edmond are required to shelter in place at their place of residence as provided herein:
a. Persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities as defined herein or operate Essential Businesses.
b. For purposes of this Declaration “Essential Activities” shall include:
• To engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family, household members, or pets (for example, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, obtaining supplies needed to work from home, or perform property maintenance)
• To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves, family, household members, or pets or to deliver those services or supplies to others (for example, food and beverage, pet supply, and any other household consumer products, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
• To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals, except household members, follow social distancing guidelines issued by the CDC (for example, walking, biking, hiking, or running)
• To perform work at an Essential Business
• To care for or transport a family member or pet in another household
• To move to another residence either in or outside the limits of the City of Edmond
• To otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this Declaration
c. For purposes of this Declaration “Essential Businesses” shall mean those businesses identified by the Governor of the State of Oklahoma, or his designee, as critical infrastructure sectors by the Governor’s Fourth Amended Executive Order 2020-07 dated March 24, 2020, and amendments thereto, and the Governor’s Executive Memorandum 2020-01 and amendments thereto, including critical government workers as defined by the governmental employer.
The previously issued Declarations of Emergency of March 18, 2020 and March 25, 2020 shall remain in full force and effect to the extent that said Declarations do not contradict this Declaration and hereby extended until the expiration of this Revised Declaration of Emergency.
City-owned or operated sports courts, basketball courts, golf course, tennis center, sports fields, dog park, fitness courts, playgrounds and disc golf facilities are closed to the public and all persons except personnel necessary for maintenance of the facility and grounds, through April 16, 2020.
Effective 11:59 pm, March 30, 2020 through April 16, 2020, all businesses operating within the limits of the City of Edmond, Oklahoma, except Essential Businesses, identified by the Governor of the State of Oklahoma, are required to close all facilities located within the City and all persons, except as provided in subsection a. below, are restricted from such places.
a. Provided that any business may continue to perform essential functions with employees or contractors as necessary to maintain the value of the business’ inventory, preserve the condition of the business’ physical plant and equipment, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits and related functions.
b. For clarity, non-essential businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities remotely (i.e. working from home).
c. For Essential Businesses continuing to operate, to the extent possible all businesses shall practice social distancing which may include but is not limited to maintaining six (6) feet between both employees and the general public, off-setting shifts and/or days, and requiring employees to conduct work remotely.
d. Any business owner keeping a non-essential business open in violation of this Declaration shall be subject the applicable provisions of the Edmond Municipal Code.
All Edmond citizens should take extra measures to put a physical distance of six (6) feet between yourself and other people to further reduce your risk to being exposed to COVID-19, and should avail themselves of the resources and information through the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD), the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC).
It is anticipated that Edmond residents will voluntarily comply with the regulations that have been put into place. In the event that there is concern of non-compliance in Edmond, please contact the City of Edmond Community Image Department at 359-4793.
City Council Issues Amended Declaration of Emergency (March 25, 2020)
The Edmond City Council adopted an amended Declaration of Emergency related to community spread of COVID-19 that has been signed into effect by Mayor Dan O’Neil. This amended Declaration of Emergency is subject to further change by the City Council at future scheduled, special or emergency meetings.
The Declaration of Emergency institutes new community measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Edmond. The changes are the result of new restrictions placed upon counties with positive cases of COVID-19 by Governor Kevin Stitt in his “Safer at Home” Executive Order.
Upon signing of the amended Declaration of Emergency:
- Adults over the age of sixty-five (65) and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, collectively referred to as "vulnerable individuals", shall stay in their home or place of residence except for working in a critical infrastructure sector, as more particularly described herein, and the conduct of essential errands. Essential errands shall mean those errands which are critical to everyday life and includes obtaining medication, groceries, gasoline, and visiting medical providers. The vulnerable population is encouraged to use delivery and/or curbside services whenever available.
- Residents of Edmond and medical providers in Edmond shall postpone all elective surgeries, minor medical procedures, and non-emergency dental procedures until April 7, 2020.
- Social gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. Businesses within a critical infrastructure sector, as more particularly described herein, shall take all reasonable steps necessary to comply with this Declaration and protect their employees, workers and patrons.
- Effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2020, all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and located in the City of Edmond, Oklahoma County, as county which is experiencing community spread of COVID-19, as identified by OSDH on its website, shall close. Additional sectors may be designated by Executive Order or Memorandum from the Governor. Nothing in this provision shall prevent restaurants and bars from providing pick-up, curbside, and delivery. This shall be effective until April 16, 2020.
- Visitors are prohibited from entering and visiting patients and residents at nursing homes, long term care facilities, and retirement homes.
- Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Memorandum (Executive Department Executive Memorandum 2020-01) of March 24, 2020 which provides that in addition to those critical infrastructure sectors identified by USDHS at https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce, the following are added: https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/executive/1921.pdf
- The City Manager is directed to not discontinue water and utility services for customers unable to pay their bills for a period of 30 days from March 18, 2020.
- All users of Citylink must maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from other users when possible.
City Facility Impacts
Public Access is limited at all city office buildings:
• Please call ahead before visiting any city department in person. Most buildings are locked at this time to protect residents and employees both. All city department contact information can be found on the tab at the top of this page called "City Services".
• Anybody wishing to make a utility payment can find alternative options to in-person payment here: Payment Options
Edmond Parks and Recreation Department has implemented the following closings and changes due to Covid-19:
• All programs, classes, reservations and events at the Edmond Senior Center and Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) have been canceled through April 30.
• All park pavilion reservations (including Arcadia Lake) have been canceled through April 30.
• All park restrooms, playgrounds, public basketball and tennis courts, disc golf courses, sports fields, fitness facilities and the dog park are closed to the public through April 30.
• Edmond Soccer Association and Edmond All Sports Incorporated leagues are following the Edmond Public Schools calendar at this time. When Edmond Public Schools resumes classes, those leagues will resume practices and/or games. Associations will be communicating with their respective participants.
• Funerals and burials will continue at Gracelawn Cemetery but we are asking those attending to follow current CDC gathering guidelines.
• Arcadia Lake lake access, trails and campgrounds are still open at this time. We will be asking those participants to follow current CDC gathering guidelines.
• KickingBird Golf Course & Kickingbird Grill are closed through April 30th.
• Kickingbird Tennis Center is closed through April 30th.
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.
- Healthy people don’t need a face mask for protection from any respiratory disease, including COVID-19. Masks are for people showing COVID-19 symptoms to prevent spreading it to others, and for health workers or others taking care of a sick person in a close setting like a home or health care facility.
- 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)