APRIL 22, 2020: City of Chickasha Update on COVID-19 Closures and Guidance
Looking toward recovery from COVID-19, the City of Chickasha has announced the limited reopening of city-owned properties to the public, pursuant to Governor Kevin Stitt’s three-phased Open Up and Recover Safely plan.
- Chickasha Lake will reopen Friday, April 24. Individuals are asked to wear facial coverings while at Chickasha Lake and those found not wearing a facial covering will be asked to put one on.
- City Hall and the Chickasha Public Library will reopen on Monday, April 27. Individuals will be required to wear face coverings to enter these facilities.
- The Chickasha Sports Complex remains closed until further notice.
- The City of Chickasha’s facial covering mandate continues.
Please click here for additional information.
Click here to view the full details of Governor Stitt’s Open Up and Recover Safely Plan.
April 10: City Mandates Use of Face Coverings in Public
Beginning April 10 at midnight, within the city limits of the City of Chickasha all individuals are mandated to wear a cloth face covering when making a public outing for essential activities and upon entering businesses. Individuals may use a commercially available mask or face covering, or a homemade mask or face covering.
- Grady County Fairgrounds Hosts Drive-Thru Testing Clinic on April 7
- CDC Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings
- Bulk Waste Collection Suspended April 6-30
- Update on Patio and On-Premise Outdoor Dining
- The only official, vetted communication sources for the City of Chickasha are as follows: chickasha.org, facebok.com/ChickashaOK, twitter.com/ChickashaOK and instagram.com/ChickashaOK.
If you need to call 9-1-1 for assistance and believe you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please tell the dispatcher so our first responders can take appropriate safety measures. Please do not go to the Fire Station or Police Department if you believe you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; instead, call to request help. The safety of our community remains our first responders’ top priority.
The City of Chickasha is committed to doing all we can to help our customers, employees and community at large navigate this uncertain time. We encourage citizens to remain calm and take precautions including frequently washing your hands for 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, clean frequently touched surfaces, and stay home if you feel unwell. Citizens are encouraged to follow CDC guidance on how to help protect themselves from COVID-19.
Mayor Chris Mosley and Chairman of the Grady County Commissioners Board Ralph Beard issue joint letter to citizens
On behalf of the City of Chickasha and the Grady County Commissioners, we would like to take a moment today to provide encouragement and guidance as we walk through the coronavirus pandemic together.
First, we must note how proud we are of our county’s first responders. Chickasha Police, Chickasha Fire, the Grady County Fire Department and the Grady County Sheriff’s office are working diligently to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our communities. We would be remiss if we did not mention the doctors, nurses and others in the medical field who live and work in our area. The sacrifices these professionals make for our community can put their own safety at risk, and we would like to express our sincere appreciation for their commitment, especially during this time.
Due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Grady County, Chickasha is included in both the statewide measures and the measures requiring restaurants to provide take-out and delivery options only, the closure of all bars, and the closure of all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector.
As a reminder, the City of Chickasha falls under the direction of Governor Kevin Stitt’s Executive Order 2020-07. As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., all non-essential businesses must close their doors for 21 days.
It is the City of Chickasha’s obligation to enforce Executive Order 2020-07. We hope to do so with as minimal contact as possible. We ask that you read the order and follow it. While the City of Chickasha will be looking for voluntarily compliance, the Chickasha Police Department is authorized to use the full force of the law to enforce Governor Stitt’s Executive Order.
Read Executive Order 2020-07: https://bit.ly/3dpWEBv
We realize that some employees, such as defense contractors, may have a letter from their employer stating that they are considered essential personnel. We encourage you to keep any letters from official government sources, as well as employee IDs for health workers and others in critical infrastructure businesses, with you, so that if you are detained, we can verify the validity and allow you to move on to your destination.
If you believe that a business is operating outside of the Executive Order, do not call 9-1-1. Instead, you may call the non-emergency number at (405) 222-6050.
Gatherings of 10 or more people in any public space, including parks, will be asked to disperse if found. The Executive Order does not prohibit individuals from taking care of necessary tasks, such as shopping for essentials, picking up medication and exercising.
- We’re asking Businesses, Restaurants and Individuals to help #FlattenTheCurve.
- What is community spread and how can we prevent it? Click here for information in English and click here for information in Spanish.
- COVID-19 Guidance for Oklahoma Childcare Facilities