Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Ordinance No. 1359, effective November 27, 2020

Ordinance No. 1359, effective November 27, 2020, was passed by a unanimous vote of the City Council on November 23, 2020.
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Current City of Sand Springs Status as of May 15th, 2020

The City of Sand Springs is following Governor Stitt's OURS Plan and observing the phased approach to activities in our community.  We are currently in Phase 2 of the plan, and the City has no additional requirements above that presented by Governor Stitt.  We still encourage our community to practice social distancing, wear a mask when in group settings, wash your hands frequently and disinfect work spaces or areas that you and your family frequently touch.  Sand Springs has not needed to have additional measures beyond that asked of by the Governor due to the cooperative spirit of our community and for that, we thank you.  The tradition of Sand Springs has been a strong community who bonds together in times of crisis, and this has been no exception to that.  Please see below the status of businesses and a link to Governor Stitt's OURS plan.

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Sand Springs Business Status - COVID-19 Emergency

Oklahoma Open Up and Recover Safely Plan

Oklahoma Department of Commerce - Oklahoma Essential Business Guidance

The Governor of Oklahoma has issued Oklahoma Executive Order 2020-07 which requires all non-essential businesses in the state of Oklahoma to close effective 11:59 PM, March 25, 2020. 

For information and guidance on whether your business is considered essential or not please see the Oklahoma Department of Commerce Website and COVID-19 Page.

https://www.okcommerce.gov/covid19/

The following page can be found at the ODOC Page.

List of Oklahoma Essential Industries List

Revised Mayoral Proclamation (3/25/2020)

Please Click on the following Mayoral Proclamation that was executed on 3/25/2020. This Proclamation is in response to the Governors Executive Order as updated an executed on 3/24/2020. 

http://www.sandspringsok.org/DocumentCenter/View/3912/Mayoral-Proclamation--03-25-2020

Governors Press Release (3/24/2020)

OKLAHOMA CITY (MARCH 24, 2020) – Governor Kevin Stitt today held a press conference to provide an update on the State’s response to COVID-19 and announce amendments to Executive Order 2020-07.

“We remain committed to making decisions based on reliable data, emerging science and the advice of experts from my Governor’s Solution Task Force, the State Department of Health and the CDC on how to best slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Gov. Stitt. These new action items will allow us to ensure we remain proactive in our response to this on-going crisis. We will continue to take the necessary precautions and steps in order to prioritize the health and safety of all 4 million Oklahomans.”

The amended Executive Order provides for the following statewide measures:

Issues a statewide “Safer at Home” order for adults over the age of 65 and vulnerable individuals with serious underlying medical conditions.

Limits gatherings to no more than 10 people.

Prohibits visitations to nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Postpones all elective surgeries, minor medical procedures and non-emergency dental procedures until April 7, 2020.

The amended Executive Order provides for the following measures in counties with community spread:

Requires restaurants in Oklahoma counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases to provide take-out and delivery options only and closes all bars in those counties.

Closes all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector, such as gyms, salons, massage parlors and movie theaters, where counties have community spread effective March 25 at 11:59PM through April 15. Federal guidance on the essential critical infrastructure workforce can be found here: www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce . Additions may be added by Executive Order or memorandum.

During the press conference, the governor also announced the State of Oklahoma is working on a plan to designate hospitals in Oklahoma and Tulsa County to treat all COVID-19 patients. This will occur through attrition.

Press Release

Sand Springs City Council Passes Emergency Proclamation Related to COVID-19 (03/20/2020)

On 03/20/2020, the City of Sand Springs City Council passed a mayoral proclamation relating to the regulation of businesses in light of the COVID-19 issue. Please see the proclamation that accompanied this release.

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Sand Springs Mayoral Proclamation

PROCLAMATION DECLARING STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, a proclamation declaring a state of emergency was issued by the Mayor of the City of Sand Springs on March 17, 2020, by virtue of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic; and

WHEREAS, since the emergency declaration, the disease has continued to spread in multiple locations throughout the United States and the State of Oklahoma, resulting in additional protective measures imposed by Federal, State and local governments;

WHEREAS, the state declared emergency for the State of Oklahoma is continuing;

WHEREAS, the City of Tulsa and other municipalities have imposed executive orders with mandatory limits for certain businesses in an attempt to limit social contact;

WHEREAS, neither the United States government nor the State of Oklahoma have imposed mandatory closing orders for local businesses within Sand Springs;

WHEREAS, additional direction to local residents and businesses will assist all in having an appropriate response to the continuing threat;

WHEREAS, the City of Sand Springs municipal government will rely on each individual business owner to make important health threat decisions for their employees and customers, and while the City will offer direction that it believes will provide greater public protection, each individual business owner and patron should make an informed decision about their activities;

WHEREAS, practicing methods such as social distancing is believed to slow the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the spread of COVID-19 is a disaster affecting life, health, and safety of Sand Springs residents and non-residents alike; and

WHEREAS, the pandemic conditions constitute a threat to the safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Sand Springs, and create an emergency situation within the meaning of Section 683.3 of the Oklahoma Emergency Act of 2003, as amended;

NOW, THEREFORE, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CITY CHARTER AND STATE LAW, I, JAMES O. SPOON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SAND SPRINGS, OKLAHOMA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM AND DECLARE:

SECTION ONE: The previously declared state of emergency is continuing pursuant to the original proclamation.

SECTION TWO: All in person gatherings 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 the expiration of this emergency declaration.

SECTION THREE: Restaurants, bars, and other privately owned gathering places are highly encouraged to limit the number of patrons such that at least six (6) feet of space is available to each patron. Such facilities are encouraged to transition to “take-out” or delivery options.

SECTION FOUR: Local gyms and exercise facilities, entertainment venues, churches and schools are encouraged to discontinue all group activities and to significantly increase and enhance facility cleaning regimens.

SECTION FIVE: To the extent possible during this emergency, the City of Sand Springs shall devote resources, as available, to assist not only local residents but the business community to react and adjust to the continuing threat, including but not limited to assistance with continuing business operations as appropriate.

SECTION SIX: This proclamation shall become effective 12:01 NOON Thursday, March 19, 2020.

SECTION SEVEN: This state of emergency shall continue until 12:01 AM May 11, 2020, or terminated earlier by further proclamation.

PROCLAIMED THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH, 2020.

James O. Spoon - Mayor

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City of Sand Springs Press Release

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Mayoral Declaration Declaring State of Emergency

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to be a global pandemic; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States of America has declared an infectious disease National Emergency Declaration to combat COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Oklahoma has declared a State of Emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma; and

WHEREAS, health professional and researchers have determined COVID-19 is spread by human contact and interaction; and

WHEREAS, practicing methods such as social distancing is believed to stop the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the spread of COVID-19 is a disaster affecting life, health, and safety of Sand Springs residents and non-residents alike; and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned conditions constitute a threat to the safety and welfare of Sand Springs, and create an emergency situation within the meaning of Section 683.3, Oklahoma Emergency Act of 2003, as amended;

NOW, THEREFORE, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CITY CHARTER AND STATE LAW, I, JAMES 0. SPOON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SAND SPRINGS, OKLAHOMA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM AND DECLARE: 

SECTION ONE: A state of emergency exists within the corporate limits of the City of Sand Springs, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

SECTION TWO: This proclamation shall become effective 12:01 AM Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

SECTION THREE: This state of emergency shall continue until12:01 AM May 11, 2020, or terminated earlier by further proclamation.

PROCLAIMED THIS 17TH DAY OF MARCH, 2020.

James O. Spoon - Mayor

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City of Sand Springs Revised Operations

Sand Springs, OK - The City of Sand Springs announces revised operations in response to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Tulsa Health Department and other agency advisories regarding the spread of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 virus. These revisions will take place immediately within the City’s operations.

To monitor real-time changes to the City’s plans, please follow any of the City’s Facebook pages including: City of Sand Springs; Sand Springs Police Department; Sand Springs Fire Department; Sand Springs Parks; Keystone Ancient Forest; Sand Springs Animal Welfare; Sand Springs Herbal Affair, Sand Springs Pogue Airport and the Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum.

Generally, and unless previously arranged, all general business operations of the City of Sand Springs will be conducted via phone and/or email to the greatest extent possible. Walk-in visits by vendors or the public will not be seen without an appointment. A detailed listing of operational revisions by department can be found further below.

Perhaps two of the most popular activities and sites to be impacted include the Case Community Center and the Sand Springs Herbal Affair. The Case Community Center will close to the public for general use, including rentals and meetings. The City’s Parks Department is prepared to work with existing rentals and uses, providing several options moving forward. For questions, please call the Parks Department at (918) 246-2561.

The Sand Springs Herbal Affair & Festival is cancelled. For the first time in 31 years this outdoor gathering, which attracts more than 25,000 visitors to downtown Sand Springs, will not be held. City staff are working with vendors to accommodate their plans to attend in 2021.

The regular meeting of the Sand Springs City Council and Sand Springs Municipal Trust Authority is still planned to occur on March 23, 2020 at the Billie A. Hall Public Safety Complex.

Below is a more detailed listing of impacts on the various City Departments and their operations:

Fire Department 
  • People with emergency situations should call 911 and an officer will respond. People with non-emergency situations should call (918) 245-8777 and an officer will call them back to take a report over the phone.
Municipal Court
  • Public court hearings are temporarily postponed pursuant to an order, which will be issued by the Municipal Court Judge. Mailings will be sent out to those on the docket. Court fines and payments should be made online or by phone.
Parks
  • Sand Springs Parks playgrounds, sports courts, skate park and Keystone Ancient forest are CLOSED at this time. 
  • Case Center will be closed to the public.
  • Museum will be closed to the public.
  • Youth sports programming is cancelled at this time.
  • Public park (green space) and trails are open, please use social distancing and avoid gatherings of 10 people or more. The restrooms WILL BE CLOSED at this time.
  • Senior Citizens operations are closed, however meal provider Sodexo will continue to operate from the facility and offer carry-out and drive-thru meal options to their clients.
  • Long-range planning events like the “Movie in the Park” and fireworks display will be addressed later.
Customer Service
  • Payments to the City should be made online; via the payment kiosk located on the South side of the Sand Springs Municipal Building (100 E. Broadway) or at the night drop box also located on the South side of the building. 
  • Requests for new utility services may be established using instructions listed on the City’s website.
  • Water service disconnects will be temporarily suspended for late payment.
Community Development/Planning/Neighborhood Services
  • All applications for permits or licenses should be sent using forms found on the City’s website and delivered via email and can be discussed by phone. 
  • Payments can be made by mail or phone.
  • Plan sets may be dropped off at the Community Development/Planning Department located at 110 E. Broadway.
  • No approval of Special Events utilizing public property will be approved at this time.
Human Resources
  • All interviews for City positions will be held via phone with no vendor appointments at this time.
Animal Welfare
  • No public adoption events, with animal viewing by appointment only. Please call (918) 246-2543 for assistance.

Other City of Sand Springs Announcements

Sand Springs Pogue Airport Revised Airport Operations 

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic Prompts City, Citizen Preparedness (City of Sand Springs Fire Chief Announcement)

City of Sand Springs Social Media Accounts

City of Sand Springs Facebook Page

City of Sand Springs - Fire Department Facebook Page

City of Sand Springs - Police Department Facebook Page

City of Sand Springs - Parks Department Facebook Page

Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum Facebook Page

Sand Springs Keystone Ancient Forest Facebook Page

Sand Springs Pogue Airport Facebook Page

Sand Springs Herbal Affair & Festival Facebook Page

City of Sand Springs Animal Welfare Facebook Page

COVID-19 information

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is spreading from person to person in parts of the United States. The risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19.

The virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

The City and local and state officials will be working together to ensure accurate information is being presented.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health

Below are a few important things to help you limit your risk of contracting COVID-19. These same steps are also good ways to limit your risk of contracting the flu.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick or are showing symptoms.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • If you have cough, fever, or other symptoms, call your regular doctor first. Do not go to the emergency room if your situation is not life threatening.
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