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Stillwater's COVID-19 Actions & Updates

Released:Dec 16, 2020

About COVID-19 

According to the CDCCOVID-19 seems to spread easily and sustainably in the communities, including Stillwater. Therefore, federal, state and local health officials consider the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic and have set guidelines to control its spread.

Residents should take all precautions to limit the spread of the disease as identified by CDC Guidelines and regularly check for local, state, and federal updates to stay informed. 

Stillwater operates under the State Governor's guidelines, with some extra specifications and restrictions signed into effect by the Mayor. 

Current Local Proclamations & Ordinances 

Guidelines for Business detailed in Mayor's Proclamation dated Nov. 30

The procedures and regulations listed below are mandatory and are the minimum standards that such businesses must follow during this declared emergency. These supersede state-mandated and industry rules and regulations unless the state-mandated or industry rule or regulation imposes a stricter standard of care or practice.

Businesses are required to post signage at all entrances stating that face coverings are required. Download "Face Covering Required" flyer for businesses (.pdf)  

The City asks that once the procedures and regulations are in place for the business to post copies of the checklist in plain view near each public entrance of the business. It is not necessary to submit anything back to the City or any other governmental entity. (See also Oklahoma State Department of Health: Resources & Recommendations.)

General Information detailed in Mayor's Proclamation dated Nov. 30

  • Learn more about Ordinance 3452 and face-covering requirements.

  • Persons are discouraged from gathering in large groups wherein social and physical distancing cannot be maintained. Gatherings are no longer prohibited, but this does not affect occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements established for businesses or other activities.

  • Shelter in Place recommended but not required for residents age 65 years or older and those with compromised immune systems.

  • Residents are encouraged to conduct city business online or by phone 405.372.0024 if possible.  

  • The Stillwater Community Center and Stillwater Armory open to the public. Limitations apply for meeting rooms and maximum capacity is 50 people. 

  • The Stillwater Senior Center will remain closed until further notice. Project Heart will continue delivery and drive-through services until further notice.

  • The Stillwater Community Center and Armory Gym are open and each facility is limited to 50 people at a time. 

  • The Stillwater Public Library is open, with the meeting wing and the main library being limited to 50 people at a time for each wing.

  • Visitors to city facilities are required to wear face coverings while on the premises and are asked to follow CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and hand-washing during their visit.  

  • Park facilities will not be sanitized, so residents are cautioned to use them at their own risk.

Content last reviewed 12.19. 2020

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