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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 14, 2020.

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Description of Program and Relief

Guidance on Reopening of Certain Businesses: Open Up & Recover Safely (OURS) Plan

Oklahoma is implementing a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up. Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-13, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce announced guidance for personal care businesses, administrative and professional offices, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, bowling alleys, gyms, indoor playgrounds, other businesses, museums, state parks/outdoor recreation spaces, places of worship, festivals/fairs, , outdoor gatherings, and summer camps that wish to resume in-person operations. Information can be found here: https://www.okcommerce.gov/covid19/ours-plan/. Businesses should check for any additional city or county restrictions. If there are no countervailing city or county restrictions:

  • Beginning May 1, 2020, museums, dining, entertainment, movie theaters, bowling alleys, sporting venues, gyms, outdoor concerts, and places of worship can reopen and must adhere to social distancing and sanitation protocols. Tattoo parlors can also reopen for appointments only and must adhere to social distancing and sanitation protocols.

  • Beginning May 15, 2020, bars, nightclubs, other drinking establishments, indoor playgrounds and similar entertainment venues for children, festivals/fairs, and outdoor gatherings may reopen and must adhere to reduced capacity, social distancing, and sanitation protocols.

  • Beginning June 1, 2020, summer camps can open. Businesses can resume unrestricted staffing by observing proper social distancing and sanitation protocols. Businesses operating on an appointment-only basis can resume walk-in services at their discretion.

Government or Lead Agency

Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Dates Available

Beginning April 24, 2020, May 1, 2020, May 15, 2020, and June 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Phase 1 applies to personal care businesses, such as hair salons, barbershops, spas, nail salons, and pet groomers; state parks and outdoor recreation spaces; dining, entertainment, movie theaters, and sporting venues; gyms; places of worship; and tattoo parlors.

Phase 2 applies to bars, nightclubs, other drinking establishments, indoor playgrounds and similar entertainment venues for children, festivals/fairs, and outdoor gatherings.

Phase 3 applies to summer camps.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

Questions can be submitted through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce website.

List of Additional Information

For more information, please visit https://www.okcommerce.gov/covid19/ours-plan/.


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