Community Update

**Newest Announcements at top —- Scroll down for resources for those needing help or wanting to help.

All playgrounds are now closed in Oklahoma City under an expanded state of emergency signed today. That’s includes Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department playgrounds and school playgrounds.
You don’t need special identification or permits in Oklahoma City to prove you’re on your way to get essentials or work at an essential job during the COVID-19 emergency, and there’s also not a curfew.

Oklahoma’s ‘essential’ businesses during coronavirus outbreak (KOKH Fox 25): Find the list here.
Oklahoma ABLE Commission announced that it is allowing the delivery of alcoholic beverages until April 17. KOKH Fox 25’s story here.

Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau has a list of OKC restaurants, shops, services and attractions at https://www.visitokc.com/support-okc/.
Oklahomans for Oklahoma A resource for the citizens of OKC to find local spots to order from and support. Find info at https://okforok.com/.
Edmond Active Magazine’s list of Edmond Businesses/Restaurants with drive thru/curbside pick up. Find info at http://edmondactive.com/around-edmond-3-18-2020-local-businesses-restaurants-with-drive-through-curbside-pick-up/.
Integris healthcare workers in need of medical supply donations amid COVID-19 pandemic: info here.
OBI: Blood donation is safe and critical. Please donate at an Oklahoma Blood Institute donor center to help prevent a blood supply crisis. It is safe to give blood and they are taking extra steps to keep you safe. Call 877-340-8777 or visit obi.org.
Schools to pass out breakfast and lunches for students while the schools are closed: Info here.
Loony Bin Comedy Club OKC has decided to remain closed through April 14.
Oklahoma Tourism Information Centers closed.
Special Olympics Oklahoma All April & May events canceled, including Summer games.
Social Security Offices: Offices are closed to the public for in-person service. Online services remain available at www.socialsecurity.gov.
Lyric Theatre: Distant Thunder will premiere Sept. 23 through Oct. 11. Head Over Hills has been moved to the 2021 Season.
Bricktown Comedy Club closed through March 31.

University of Oklahoma’s annual spring game canceled.
Penn Square Mall will close at 7 p.m. on March 18 and reopen on March 29.
Boys II Men concert at Riverwind Casino been postponed to September 6.
The CARE Center announced Tuesday that it will be closed due to coronavirus (COVID.
Oklahoma State University moving classes online for the remainder of the semester.
University of Oklahoma moving classes online for the remainder of the semester.
Remington Park will close its casino operations and its on-track betting room until further notice. Live racing will continue but without on-site spectators.
Archbishop of Oklahoma City has suspended public Mass in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City through Easter Sunday, April 12.
YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City locations are closed.
The Annual Pancake Breakfast at First Baptist Church of Chickasha on March 28 has been canceled.
Cleveland County Family YMCA has closed facilities, programs and events to the public, through at least March 30.
Gold’s Gym locations will be closed through the end of March 31.
Oklahoma City Riversport has closed programs and facilities through April 18.
Iron Thistle Celtic Festival scheduled for April 24-26 at the Mobile Spencer Farm in Yukon has been canceled.
Oklahoma Orchid Society Show & Sale scheduled for May 2 and 3 at the Will Rogers Garden Center in Oklahoma City has been canceled.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is temporarily closed. Tentatively scheduled to reopen April 1.
Redbud Classic canceled all its activities and events for 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
Foo Fighters have postponed its concert from April 16 to Dec. 1 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Oklahoma Aquarium is now closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
BOK Center announced Alan Jackson’s concert scheduled for March 26th has been postponed. Officials said the show will now take place on June 25.
Rogers State University in Claremore is extending spring break to include March 23-March 27.
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is postponed until October 4, 2020.
Norman Swap Meet event has been canceled. Originally scheduled for March 19-21.
MercyMe has postponed its March 21 concert in Oklahoma City. They have rescheduled for Saturday, October 3.
Carrie Underwood’s March 14 concert at the Choctaw Casino in Durant has been postponed, rescheduled for Sept. 11.
Baby Shark LIVE! at Chesapeake Energy Arena has been postponed. It was originally set to happen April 17. It will be rescheduled.
Sam Noble Museum will be closed until April 5. All programs and events during this time have been canceled or postponed. Program registrants will get an email with more information.
USL (home to Energy FC and Tulsa FC) has suspended its 2020 season for a minimum of 30 days
University of Central Oklahoma has extended Spring Break by one week, and they have canceled or postponed campus events through April 30.
Norman Music Festival has been postponed until August 27-29.
Oklahoma City Dodgers’ season will be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball has already suspended Spring Training and delayed the start of its season. Minor League Baseball will work with MLB to determine a state date in the future.
The Women’s College World Series (WCWS), held in Oklahoma City each year, has been canceled for 2020 as the NCAA canceled all spring sports. This includes the College World Series, held in Omaha each year.
Cher’s concert that had been postponed in Oklahoma City has been rescheduled for Sept. 18.
Glitch Mob has postponed its tour, including an April 29 concert at Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City.
Chickasaw Nation events scheduled March 14-22 have been canceled. This includes The Three Sisters Celebration, National Learn About Butterflies Day and Genealogy Day.
Medieval Fair of Norman, set for April 3-5, has been canceled.
KISS’ show at the BOK Center in Tulsa has been postponed and rescheduled for October 4.
Dan + Shay concert, set for March 20 at BOK Center, has been postponed and rescheduled for July 30.
Michael Bublé show at Chesapeake Energy Arena, scheduled for April 3, has been postponed. There is no reschedule date available yet.

OKC City Zoo: Effective, Saturday, March 14, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will be closed. The Zoo tentatively plans to reopen to the public on Monday, March 23. Get the latest: https://www.okczoo.org/

Metropolitan Libraries: All library locations will temporarily close effective 6pm on Sunday, March 15 and will stay closed for at least two weeks. Get the latest: https://www.metrolibrary.org/
Myriad Botanical Gardens: The Crystal Bridge Conservatory and Visitor Center will be closed March 16 through March 23 and there will be some programs and events canceled. All areas of the gardens and grounds will remain open at Myriad Bontanical Gardens and Scissortail Park. Get the latest: https://oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com/
Science Museum Oklahoma: Temporarily closed to the public beginning on Sunday, March 15 and are tentatively planned to reopen to the public on April 1. Get the latest: https://www.sciencemuseumok.org/
OKC Museum of Art: Will be temporarily closed to the public and they plan on resuming operations on April 1. Events and film screenings have been postponed. Get the latest: https://www.okcmoa.com/
Frontier City: The park has temporarily suspended operations until the end of March, at which time they will re-evaluate the situation. Get the latest: https://sixflags.com/frontiercity
Factory Obscura: The Mix-Tape experience will be closed until further notice. Get the latest: https://www.factoryobscura.com/
All Chickasaw Nation Casinos: Closing tonight at midnight until March 31. They will post updates to the casino websites based upon the best available information and through social media as they occur.
All Cherokee Nation Casinos: Closing tonight at midnight until March 31. They will post updates to the casino websites based upon the best available information and through social media as they occur.
Choctaw Nation Casinos: The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma decided to temporarily suspend all Choctaw Casinos & Resorts operations effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2020, until further notice.
Muscogee Creek Nation Casinos: Closed through at least March 31.
WinStar World Casino & Resort: Temporarily closed until March 31.
Tonkawa Casinos: Temporarily closed until April 1 at 10 a.m.

Updates from cities. See what is canceled, what is postponed and what is still taking place. Get the latest: Oklahoma City, Edmond, Moore, Norman, Midwest City, BethanyGuthrie, Yukon, El Reno, Tuttle, Piedmont, Nicholls Hills, The Village, Shawnee, Stillwater and Warr Acres

Continually updated list from our news partner, KOKH FOX25, with closures, postponements and cancelations: https://okcfox.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-cancellations-and-closings-in-oklahoma

Many restaurants are going to carry-out, curbside, drive-thru or delivery only. You might call, check their website or social before leaving the house. KOKH Fox 25 news story: https://okcfox.com/news/local/metro-restaurants-move-to-take-out-only-because-of-coronavirus
How to help artists, musicians, servers / bartenders and small businesses: https://onmilwaukee.com/raisemke/articles/how-to-help-everyone.html  

Some stores are closing, adjusting hours or doing online business only. You might call, check their website or social before leaving the house. Here is a story about national chains closing: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stores-closing-coronavirus-list-apple-nike-walmart/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6j&linkId=84451911&fbclid=IwAR2Khovy25sUgsFAZ4WHN5tkQ90fU_OYxJ–BatsndaedWlIS5nTWpCybLY

Nursing homes, hospitals, detention facilities, assisted living, adult day cares are limiting or stopping visitation. You might call, check their website or social before leaving the house.

Check on updates for concerts and events. Some of the concerts and events are canceled while others have or will be postponed to a new date. Here is a list of some of the venues in Oklahoma to check on the status of concerts and events:
Chesapeake Energy Arena: https://www.chesapeakearena.com/
The Criterion: http://www.criterionokc.com/
Tower Theatre: https://www.towertheatreokc.com/
Zoo Amphitheater: https://thezooamphitheatre.com/
The Jones Assembly: https://www.thejonesassembly.com/
Civic Center Music Hall: https://www.okcciviccenter.com/
Cox Convention Center: http://www.coxconventioncenter.com/
Diamond Ballroom: https://diamondballroom.com/
Cain’s Ballroom: https://www.cainsballroom.com/
BOK Center: http://www.bokcenter.com/
Brady Theater: https://bradytheater.com/
Cox Center Tulsa: https://coxcentertulsa.com/
Riverwind Casino: https://www.riverwind.com/entertainment/
Winstar World Casino: https://www.winstar.com/
River Spirit Casino: http://www.riverspirittulsa.com/
Grand Casino Hotel and Resort: https://www.grandresortok.com/
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: https://www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com/
Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center: https://www.rose.edu/content/news-events/event-centers/rose-state-college-hudiburg-chevrolet-center/

AMC Movie Theatres: All 630 locations are closed for the next six to 12 weeks.
Harkins Theatres:Has temporarily suspended operations until March31.
Cinemark Theatres: Temporarily reducing the number of seats and more to keep patrons safe. Get the latest: https://cinemark.com/covid-19-update
Regal Cinemas: Locations will be closed until further notice.

OKC Outlets: Temporary hours effective March 18 until further notice will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For the latest go to: https://www.okcoutlets.com/

Additional closures, postponements and cancelations in the Tulsa area from the Tulsa World: https://www.tulsaworld.com/entertainment/most-tulsa-arts-culture-venues-will-close-indefinitely-due-to/article_8bb1339f-1617-5f47-880d-f929cda8e76c.html

Online AA meetings: http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

Festival of the Arts 2020: Arts Council Oklahoma City announced the cancellation of annual event.

Resources for those needing help or wanting to provide help

Apply to be considered an essential business: criticalworker.ok.gov.

All individual and other non-corporate tax filers can defer up to $1 million of state income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15 until July 15 without penalties or interest. The Federal government has also delayed payment. Both returns must be filed by April 15.

The State of Oklahoma, local as well as all 77 counties and tribal governments are eligible to receive federal funding for emergency protective measures related COVID-19 response efforts, as well as direct federal assistance.

Filing for unemployment: https://www.ok.gov/oesc/
OKDHS accepting applications for program allowing financial assistance to low-income households for home energy costs: http://www.okdhslive.org/
Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) works diligently to provide the most comprehensive answers to those in need through housing solutions, life skills programs and a variety of health care services: http://nsookc.org/services/
City Rescue Mission’s trained Case Management staff works with over 70 local agencies to provide access to coordinated services: https://cityrescue.org/get-help/
List of free or low-cost clinics in OKC:
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Infant Crisis Services provides food, formula and diapers for families in need: https://www.infantcrisis.org/
Disaster legal services: https://www.legalaidok.org/disaster-legal-services/
Food assistance: https://www.regionalfoodbank.org/get-help
If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare or have other concerns about how COVID-19 will impact you, please dial 211 for a free referral service available 24-hours each day.
Resources from the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
: https://www.okcchamber.com/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=COVID-19Resources&utm_source=MP&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=IntMemberNews&utm_content=COVID193_12_20
List of Financial resources to help if you are impacted by coronavirus: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/list-financial-resources-to-help-if-you-are-impacted-by-coronavirus/ar-BB113JAR
Workers’ Rights During Coronavirus: https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/03/12/what-are-your-workers-rights-during-coronavirus/
For information about nonprofits in our state whether you are needing help, wanting to help or volunteer or to find out if an event has been postponed or canceled, go here: https://www.oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org/

Here Are Some Simple Ways You Can Help Your Community During the Coronavirus Outbreakhttps://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/simple-ways-help-community-during-154600262.html
How to help artists, musicians, servers / bartenders and small businesses: https://onmilwaukee.com/raisemke/articles/how-to-help-everyone.html

 

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