Bars closed, other businesses to close doors at midnight by order of the mayor

Collaborator: City of Tulsa
Published: 03/17/2020, 1:39 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum ordered all bars in Tulsa to close immediately Tuesday, and other businesses to close their doors at midnight to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other places of public accommodation offering food and beverage are closed for dine-in customers and guests and for on-premises consumption, are restricted and limited to curbside, drive-thru, takeout and delivery services, excluding 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 ordered to close: Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for on premises consumption. Theaters, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and museums. Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas. Amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities. Bynum said the order does not include: grocery stores, pharmacies, food pantries, daycares, crisis shelters, soup kitchens, etc. “This order is in place until we receive guidance from the Centers For Disease control that it is safe to return to normal operations,” Bynum said. The full list of impacted establishments can be viewed here: “With this order in place, we want to do all we can at the City to facilitate ease of take-out and delivery options,” Bynum said. Restaurants that would like to reserve the parking spaces in front of their establishment to offer curbside service, can fill out this form: Additionally, businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic event are encouraged to register at, which will help the state qualify for SBA disaster assistance. “I want to thank those Tulsa business leaders who have already taken these actions on their own,” Bynum said. “You have placed the lives and safety of Tulsans ahead of everything else, and the city government must always do the same.”


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