Covid-19 Updates & Resources
Below is a brief partial overview of the changes immediately in effect as of the 23rd of March, 2020. A full signed copy of the Bixby City Ordinance 2304 is at the bottom of the page for viewing.
Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Bixby, Oklahoma:
- Sales of exposed open foods which are not prepackaged or made fresh behind a counter by an employee of the facility is prohibited. Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other places of public accommodation offering food and beverage are to close dine-in or on-premises consumption. Such establishments are encouraged to provide and utilize curbside, drive-thru, takeout and delivery services. This section 1 excludes institutional or in-house food cafeterias that serve residents, employees, and clients of businesses, child care facilities, hospitals, and long term care facilities.
- The following commercial establishments and places of public accommodation are hereby closed:
a. Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
b. Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for on premises consumption.
c. Theaters, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and museums.
d. Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas. Amusement facilities and amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
3. Hair and nail salons and barber shops may be open if by appointment only, with no walkins, and minimum of fifteen (15) minutes between appointments to sanitize customer area.
4. Public gatherings of more than ten (10) persons is prohibited.
5. All City Bixby or Bixby Public Works Authority owned or operated parks are limited to no more than ten (10) person gatherings. The trail system will remain open, but park facilities such as restrooms and playground equipment will be closed.
6. This ordinance does not prohibit an employee, contractor, vendor, or supplier of a place of public accommodation from entering, exiting, using, or occupying that place of public accommodation in their professional capacity.
7. Bixby City Hall and Dawes Building will have restricted access for the general public. Water billings and Court fines should be made at the window or drop box on the west side of City Hall. Persons needing entry to drop off items or visit with a City employee should call to set up an appointment for such delivery or meeting.
8. When technology is in place, pursuant to recent authorization by the Oklahoma Legislature, meetings of the City Council, Planning Commission and/or Board of Adjustment may be held by teleconferencing means. The Mayor may cancel Planning Commission and/or Board of Adjustment meetings when there is no pressing business for action.
9. The restrictions imposed by this ordinance do not apply to any of the following:
a. Places of public accommodation that offer food and beverage not for on-premises consumption, including grocery stores, markets, convenience stores, pharmacies, drug stores, and food pantries, other than those portions of the place of public accommodation subject to the requirements of this section;
b. Health care facilities, child care facilities, residential care facilities, and congregate care facilities; and
c. Crisis shelters, soup kitchens, or similar institutions;
However, owners, operators, and managers of such are strongly encouraged to implement CDC recommendations, to include social distancing and sanitation guidelines, in their place of business, until these guidelines are terminated.
10. For purposes of this ordinance, "place of public accommodation" means a business, or an educational, refreshment, entertainment, or recreation facility, or an institution of any kind, whether licensed or not, whose goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations are extended, offered, sold, or otherwise made available to the public.
11. All other businesses not mentioned herein are strongly encouraged to implement CDC recommendations, to include social distancing and sanitation guidelines in their place of business.
12. This ordinance does not alter any of the obligations under law of an employer affected by this ordinance to it’s employees or to the employees of another employee.
13. The prohibitions in this ordinance shall be effective at 10:00 pm on March 24, 2020. The restrictions stated herein shall be effective so long as this emergency is declared to exist in the City of Bixby or until it is repealed by another ordinance of the City of Bixby.
14. Penalty: persons found in willful violation of this Ordinance may be subject to a fine of up to $100.00 per day, plus Court costs, with each day of such violation being a separate offence
That a new section 4-7-1 is hereby added to Chapter 4 "Health and Sanitation", in the interest of public health, safety and welfare, and pursuant to 11 O.S. § 22-120, Said Section to Read as Follows;
The Mayor is hereby authorized in the event of increased spread of COVID-19 in Tulsa County, or other contagious disease, to issue Emergency Proclamations and orders further limiting or closing the businesses covered by this Ordinance.
Approved 13th Day of March, 2020
Since the immediate operation of the provisions of the Ordinance is necessary for the preservation of public health, welfare and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the City Council and the second reading of said Ordinance is hereby waived.
Official Signed Copy for Viewing
Bixby Police Change in Operations
Dated March 13, 2020
What is Temporarily Changing
In order to provide additional safeguards for both Citizens and Officers, the Bixby Police Department is implementing the following reporting practices for certain non-emergency report calls.
- Walk-in Reporting will be temporarily suspended until further notice.
- Fingerprinting services will be temporarily suspended ended until further notice.
Non-emergency Reports and Calls for Service
For non-emergency report calls officers will handle taking a report in the following way:
- Citizens will call into dispatch as normal.
- An officer will call back and take the necessary information.
- The Officer will give the citizen a Bixby Police Report Number prior to the ending of the call.
- The officer will direct the citizen to use the online reporting form at the following link on the Bixby police Department website.
- Go to the Bixby Police Website and go to File the Online Report.
- The citizen will submit their written statement and any evidence they can electronically by this means.
Please be assured:
✔ Officers will continue responding to all emergency calls for service.
✔ Officers will continue responding to all alarm calls.
✔ Officers will continue responding to all accidents.
We hope to resume operations as normal as soon as possible.
Resolution 2020-7 Declaring State of Emergency
Below is a brief partial overview of the changes immediately in effect as of the 19th of March, 2020. A full signed copy of the Bixby City Resolution 2020-7 is at the bottom of the page for viewing.
Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the City Council of the City of Bixby Oklahoma, As Follows:
Section One: A state of emergency exists within the corporate limits of the City of Bixby, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
Section Two: This resolution shall become effective 12:01 AM, March 19, 2020.
Section Three: The following City of Bixby facilities will remain open for individual access, however all public and private gatherings exceeding 25 persons, meetings a~d events are . hereby postponed and/or cancelled and no permits for gatherings, meetings and events at said locations shall be issued until the expiration of this emergency declaration: ·
All City of Bixby Parks
Section Four: The City Manager shall revoke any pending permit and not issue any new permit for any public or private event, exceeding 25 persons, on any City street, sidewalk, facility, park, or property until the expiration of this emergency declaration.
Section Five: Meetings of all City of Bixby authorities, boards, commissions, committees, and trusts are hereby postponed and/or cancelled until the expiration of this emergency declaration. All Meetings of the Bixby City Council, Bixby Public Works Authority, Planning Commission, and Board of Adjustment are exempt from this cancellation requirement. These meetings will remain open to the public but steps will be taken to ensure
Section Six: All Bixby Municipal Court dockets are cancelled. Cases scheduled for arraignment, hearing, and trial will be rescheduled. This includes all juvenile dockets. The Municipal Judge shall issue an order rescheduling cases and the Municipal Court Clerk shall issue written notification of new court dates.
Section Seven: 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 Eight: 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 further encouraged to transition to "take-out" or "delivery" options.
Section Nine: Local gyms and exercise facilities are encouraged to discontinue all group activities and to significantly increase and enhance facility cleaning regiments.
Section Ten: This state of emergency shall continue until 12:01 AM on the 27 day of April, 2020, or terminate earlier by further action of the Bixby City Council.
City of Bixby, Oklahoma