City of Jenks ‘strongly’ discourages eating at restaurants, attending bars

City of Jenks ‘strongly’ discourages eating at restaurants, attending bars

Tuesday started with the announcement of Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum ordering all Tulsa dine-in restaurants and bars to close shop no later than 11:59 p.m. to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

The order also includes gyms, movie theaters, entertainment venues, food courts and coffee shops.

Jenks Mayor Robert Lee said Tuesday the City of Jenks understands and agrees with the decision by Bynum.

Lee said there will be an emergency City Council Meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday done by teleconference rather than meeting in person.

A recent amendment to the Open Meetings Act in the State of Oklahoma has allowed public meetings to be done by teleconference rather than in person.

While Lee said he cannot issue the same order as Bynum until the emergency council meeting Thursday, he “strongly discourages” Jenks residents to eat at restaurants and to not attend bars in the Jenks area.

Lee added he also discourages Jenks citizens from going to local gyms, movie theaters and other public entertainment venues.

Knowing the negative impact this will have on the local economy and local businesses, the Jenks Mayor said this was the “best unfortunate decision the city can make for the safety of its citizens.”

Stay up to date with the Jenks Tribune to stay informed on how the Coronavirus outbreak is impacting the Jenks community.

Kyle Salomon

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