ELK CITY, OKLAHOMA – Elk City Mayor Nick Archer issues proclamation declaring state of emergency for the City of Elk City amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Archer issued an emergency declaration for the City of Elk City during an emergency commission meeting held at 6pm on Friday, March 20, 2020. The emergency declaration that will go into effect Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. is encouraging all in-person gatherings of 50 or more people for social , spiritual and recreational purposes including, but not limited to community, civic, public leisure, faith-based, or sporting events; parades, concerts, festivals, conventions, fundraisers and similar activities are strongly discouraged until further notice. Also, all restaurants, bars, theaters, and other privately owned gatherings places are highly encouraged to limit the number of patrons such that at least six (6) feet of space is available to each patron and to significantly increase and enhance facility cleaning regiments. Local gyms, exercise facilities, dance studios and the like are encouraged to discontinue all activities and to significantly increase and enhance facility cleaning regimens.
This state of emergency shall continue until April 14th, 2020 at 12:00p.m. and may be continued for additional period(s) thereafter.
“I am fully aware of the problems this order creates for our residents, business owners, and workers. We are working with local, state and federal resources to help offset economic hardships. We must all work together to stop the spread of the corona virus. Please do your part to protect our community,” said Archer.
“These measures are taken out of an abundance of caution,” City Manager Lee Litterell said. “The spread of COVID-19 is a serious public health emergency and we must be aggressive in our efforts to protect the lives of our community members. We are doing our best to take the necessary actions to prevent the spread of the virus while keeping the public informed and updated.”