Members of the Jenks Chamber:
Yesterday, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt issued a statewide emergency order to close all nonessential businesses in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19. This includes Tulsa County. The order closes businesses for 21 days and can be viewed here.
Businesses not considered “essential” will have to come in compliance by 11:59 p.m. today. Businesses explicitly listed as non-essential include salons, theaters, massage and tattoo parlors, and museums.
The governor’s office will provide additional clarification today on their website.
Right now, the governor’s office is following recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security. That guidance can be viewed here.
His order also prohibits gatherings of 10 or more people and has a statewide “Safer at Home” provision which requests elderly and immuno-compromised individuals and those with pre-existing conditions shelter in their homes until April 30, and only leave for essential needs like groceries and prescriptions.
The Jenks Chamber will continue to update its COVID-19 resources page here. We encourage businesses to fill out our form for business hours and services so we can continue to update our restaurants and business pages.
In order to comply with the governor’s order, the Jenks Chamber offices will close at 5 p.m. today. Staff will continue to work remotely in order to provide information, educational opportunities and service to our businesses.
If you have any questions, please reach out to any of us:
Josh Driskell, President – firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie Rains, Director of Business Development – email@example.com
Lane Castleberry, Director of Communications – firstname.lastname@example.org
Zach Thomas, Director of Economic Development – email@example.com