Mayor Breea Clark today signed Proclamation 2021-11, triggering a return to 100 percent capacity for Norman restaurants bars and fitness center facilities effective May 1. Organized indoor gatherings and indoor sporting events may also return to 100 percent capacity.
While the capacity restrictions are being eased, all of the protocols that relate to face coverings, social distancing, and cleaning measures are being maintained through June 1, and people and businesses are urged to continue adhering to those health and safety procedures.
“It is encouraging to see the number of daily COVID cases in our city declining and the number of vaccinated residents steadily rise. We are ready to start moving out of this pandemic while also not losing the progress we’ve made to reduce the spread,” said Mayor Breea Clark. “Please continue to wear face coverings in public and when around other people outside of your households, maintain social distancing, and keep washing your hands and cleaning surfaces. Norman has made tremendous strides to combat this pandemic, and we don’t want to lose the progress that we’ve made”
Protocols that remain in effect through June 1 include:
- Facial coverings are required in public spaces around people not from your household
- Restaurant dining areas shall be arranged to promote social distancing to the maximum extent possible between seated groups of patrons
- Bars and bar areas within restaurants are limited to available seats only, arranged to promote social distancing between groups of patrons
- Standing room only areas (not including the entryway) must be closed to patrons
- Frequent and visible cleaning of the space, including chair levers, tables, door handles, etc. occurs using cleaners that have been shown to be effective at eliminating or killing COVID-19
- Alternative floor plans are used to provide social distancing where possible
- Any audio-visual equipment is disinfected after each use