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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond City Council issues amended Declaration of Emergency

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EDMOND — The Edmond City Council has adopted an amended Declaration of Emergency related to the community spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Dan O’Neil signed the amended declaration on Wednesday morning.

The city council's action 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 Gov. Kevin Stitt in his “Safer at Home” Executive Order.

Adults older than 65 and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are now instructed to stay in their residence except for working in a critical infrastructure sector or to conduct essential errands, such as obtaining medication, groceries, gasoline and visiting medical providers. The vulnerable population is encouraged to use delivery and/or curbside services whenever available, a news release stated.

The declaration also calls for Edmond residents and medical providers to postpone all elective surgeries, minor medical procedures and non-emergency dental procedures until April 7.

Also, social gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Businesses within a critical infrastructure sector shall take all reasonable steps necessary to comply with this Declaration and protect their employees, workers and patrons.

Effective at 11:59 p.m. March 25, all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector shall close to the public until April 16. However, restaurants and bars may still provide pick-up, curbside and delivery services.

Visitors are prohibited from entering and visiting patients and residents at nursing homes, long-term care facilities and retirement homes, a news release stated.

For more information and updates, go to http://edmondok.com/coronavirus.

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Edmond has updated restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]

Edmond has updated restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]

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