Glenpool Mayor Tim Fox and City Manager David Tillotson announced that Glenpool will follow the plans outlined in the Governor’s Open Up and Recover Safety Plan, with these changes taking effect at 12:01 a.m. April 24. Read full Proclamation
> Personal Care businesses may open Friday, April 24 pursuant to the guidelines contained in the “Open Up and Recover Safely Plan” – this category of businesses includes nail and hair salons, barber shops, and pet groomers. Guidelines specify that these businesses will operate by appointment only and will follow strict social distancing and sanitation protocols as outlined here: https://www.okcommerce.gov/wp-content/uploads/Hair-Nail-Salon-and-Barbershop-Guidance.pdf
> To the greatest extent possible, all businesses shall comply with social distancing requirements, using the most current Center for Disease Control (CDC) and/or Tulsa Heath Department recommendations, for both employees and the general public.
> The use of any playground equipment within City Parks is prohibited, even if not locked, gated, fenced, or cordoned off. All neighborhoods with neighborhood-owned playground equipment or shelters are strongly encouraged to comply with guidelines herein for City Parks.
> BlackGold Park Splash Pad is closed and the water will remain turned off until further notice.
> When outside of your home, you should continue to comply with social distancing requirements, using the most current Center for Disease Control (CDC) and/or Tulsa Heath Department recommendations.
> Additional information on future dates and phases is available in the Governor’s plan: https://www.okcommerce.gov/wp-content/uploads/Open-Up-and-Recover-Safely-Plan.pdf
> It is Glenpool official’s intent to follow the Governor’s plan as outlined for future phases of reopening Glenpool’s local economy.
April 9, 2020 – Glenpool #COVID19 Ordinance: Some Clarity
City officials have fielded questions and have heard comments that are significantly off-base regarding what the current ordinance says and does. The following are some important points:
- Travel to and from work for an essential job
- Engage in activities essential to health and safety, including:
- Obtain medical supplies and medications
- Visit a healthcare professional
Buy groceries, or other products essential to maintain safety, sanitation and essential operation of your residence. This includes getting take-out or delivery from restaurants.
- Obtain supplies needed to work from home
- Perform property maintenance
- Engage in outdoor activity, provided that individuals (except those from the same residence) comply with social distancing; including walking, running, jogging, walking your dogs, biking, etc.
- Care for or transport a family member in another residence.
- Move to another residence inside or outside of the City of Glenpool.
Why was this action taken?
While many communities had ordinances in place to help enforce regulations that are part of the Emergency Declarations by the City Council and the State, Glenpool did not.
- The ordinance allowing officers the ability to write tickets does not change any of the regulations stipulated as part of the Emergency Declarations by the City Council, Tulsa County, or the State, and it did not add any new regulations.
- All of the Glenpool regulations are on the City’s webpage https://www.glenpoolonline.com/326/COVID-19-Information and have been shared on the City’s Facebook page.
What do our current regulations require?
- Shelter in place for all residents, with the exceptions noted above under “YOU CAN:”
- Closing of the skatepark, splash pad and playgrounds at the City parks.
- Closing of non-essential businesses. We continue to follow the same rules for this order that the State does.
- Social Distancing
What will happen to people who are not following the regulations?
- Officers will not stop individuals solely to ask where they are going.
- GPD hopes they don’t have to write any tickets. Most residents have done a great job of abiding by these regulations, but if citizens refuse to follow an officer’s lawful order or repeatedly violate these regulations, GPD officers have the ability to write tickets to help keep everyone safe.
- City officials understand the anxiety that many feel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the regulations that are in place to help save lives. They understand that it is difficult to deal with these changes. They also understand that many people have lost their jobs or have been furloughed. GPD will not be driving around seeking those who are not complying. The Glenpool police department will continue to respond to calls for service, but writing tickets will not be their first option.
April 6, 2020 – Glenpool City Council passed ordinance No. 773 on making a misdemeanor offense with a fine of up to $750, to:
1. Violate the executive order of the Governor of Oklahoma pertaining to the current public emergency
2. Violate any rule, regulation or order of the City of Glenpool pertaining to the current public emergency
3. Violate any resolution, proclamation, or order of the Mayor of the City of Glenpool once it has been authorized by the City Council
We know that #SaferAtHome is hard, and we know that business closures and lack of activities in general are both economically and emotionally challenging. We are aware of circumstances such as lines at and crowded around a food truck, and impromptu gatherings of people running together… and want to remind everyone that those actions are prohibited by executive order and now enforceable by ordinance.
Visit the food truck, but maintain 6 feet of distance between each person in line. Go running, but don’t run with people whom you don’t live with. And please…don’t gather at places where there are more than 10 people in the area.
April 2, 2020 – Mayor Tim Fox amended the Proclamation and Order related to community spread of COVID-19 that has previously been in place to include Safer At Home effective 12 p.m. April 2, 2020, through April 30, 2020. This amended Proclamation and Order is subject to further change by the City Council at future scheduled, special or emergency meetings.
The order states that all Glenpool residents are required to stay at home except for those that are working in essential jobs or to take care of essential needs such as buying groceries or gas, receiving medical care, or caring for a loved one. Please continue to maintain social distancing at all times when you leave your home. View Full Proclamation and Order
April 1, 2020 – COVID-19 CITY CHANGES
> Beginning today at noon, we will be closing public access to all city facilities without an appointment.
> The Utility Billing drive through will also be closing today at noon. All payments must be made online, by phone, or be left in the night drop. To start new service, please call 918-322-5442 for further instructions.
> All other services currently available to residents and businesses will resume, although response times may decrease slightly as we continue to adapt to staffing changes implemented as part of our virus response.
> The City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6th will be done through videoconferencing. We will be providing information on our website and Facebook page letting the public know how to participate in the meeting.
April 1, 2020 – In our efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the City of Glenpool has decided to close most of the facilities at city-owned parks, effective today, April 1st. The areas to be closed until further notice include:
• Swing sets
• Basketball courts
• Tennis courts
• Soccer fields
• Baseball fields
• Black Gold Park skate park
• Black Gold splash pad
• Park restrooms
Parks will remain open, but all visitors need to practice social distancing to include leaving six feet of space between park users and no gatherings of more than ten people. We thank the public in advance for your voluntary cooperation.
March 25, 2020 – Yesterday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued a new executive order that directly affects businesses in Tulsa County and therefore the City of Glenpool. For the full memorandum, please see https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/executive/1919.pdf.
While the executive order lists specific businesses, there have been many questions about what is considered essential and non-essential. Department of Homeland Security’s extended document regarding essential workers can be found at https://www.cisa.gov/…/guidance-essential-critical-infrastr….
If you are unsure if your business is considered essential under federal and state guidelines, then you can nominate your business here:
March 24, 2020 – Today at 2 p.m., Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued a new executive order that directly affects businesses in Tulsa County and therefore the City of Glenpool. As part of the continued statewide effort to “flatten the curve” on #COVID19 and to attempt to slow the spread of the virus, the governor has issued a “Safer at Home” order statewide, requesting elderly and any individuals who are immunocompromised or have pre-existing conditions to shelter in their homes, leaving only for essential needs like groceries or prescriptions, until April 30.
Other key provisions of the order include:
- The order closes all non-essential businesses, including hair salons, gyms/fitness clubs, theaters, massage parlors, tattoo parlors, museums, etc. in counties where a confirmed case of COVID-19 exists. That includes Tulsa County, and therefore the City of Glenpool. Restaurants may remain open, but must close their dine-in area, offering instead only curbside pickup and/or delivery.
- Businesses must come into compliance by midnight Wednesday, March 25.
- The Governor’s order also suspends elective surgeries, minor medical procedures, and non-emergency dental procedures beginning March 25 for the next two weeks to preserve medical supplies and PPE for COVID-19 response. The order prohibits gatherings of 10 or more individuals statewide. This is already in alignment with our local emergency order. The order prohibited visitors at hospitals, nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities, and activated the Oklahoma National Guard Regional Training Institute where 19 members of the Guard have been mobilized to observe COVID-19 developments and be ready to take any necessary actions requested by the governor to help communities and hospitals.
Essential versus non-essential businesses: https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce The Oklahoma Department of Health is using this guidance to make the determination.
Oklahoma Department of Health website: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov
March 20, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Mayor Tim Fox has signed a proclamation and order limiting and closing certain commercial businesses in the City of Glenpool. City officials are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Tulsa County Health Department to slow the spread of COVID-19. The proclamation takes effect March 21, 2020 at 10:00 PM. PROCLAMATION AND ORDER LIMITING AND CLOSING CERTAIN COMMERICAL BUSINESSES
March 19, 2020 – As the City of Glenpool continues to seek measures to protect our citizens and employees from potential exposure to COVID-19, we have closed the lobby of the Water Department until April 17th. The online payment fee has been temporarily waived for online bill pay. Please use the online payment portal at CityofGlenpool.com on the Utility page. Payments can also be made by calling the Utility Building at 918-322-5442 or utilizing the drive through at the Utility Building.
March 17, 2020 – COVID-19 EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR CITY OF GLENPOOL
March 17, 2020 – Here’s what you can expect from the City Of Glenpool during this emergency situation:
- How to pay your bills — use online payment portals at CityofGlenpool.com on the Utility page, call in to the Utility Building at 918-322-5442, or utilize the drive through at the Utility Building. For your safety and that of our employees, and to comply with the best practices recommended by the CDC, the lobby of the Utility Building is closed to the public through April 17th.
- Water, sewer and trash service will continue normally.
Court will be closed through April 17th. Payments must be made online at CityOfGlenpool.com on the Municipal Court page or by phone at 918-209-4684.
- Public access is restricted to emergencies only at the Public Safety Building (fire and police stations).
- We will not be turning off water service to citizens in the month of March for non-payment to ensure everyone can follow CDC best practices for hand washing and hygiene.
- City Hall will remain open, but we encourage you to avoid coming into City Hall if possible. We can take payments for permits by phone and most of our permit information is online. Please call 918-322-5409 if you have questions.
- The Senior Center and Conference Center have cancelled all events through April 17th.