Jenks to move to Phase 3 Monday

Jenks to move to Phase 3 Monday

The City of Jenks will follow the City of Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma by entering Phase 3 Monday of its re-opening.

Phase 2 kicked off May 15, which said bars that do not serve food were allowed to open along with more people being allowed to gather.

Monday, assuming hospital and incident rates remain at a manageable level statewide for 14 more days, Phase 3 will begin.

Phase 3 means employers can resume unrestricted staffing of worksites.

Summer camps (church and school) can open.

Phase 3 does mention that visits to senior care facilities and hospitals should still be prohibited.

City officials still suggest wearing masks when out in public and to continuing to practice social distancing due to the continued threat COVID-19 poses.

Below are the recommendations issued by the City of Jenks regarding Phase 3:

INDIVIDUALS

-All citizens over 65 years old and vulnerable

-Individuals should continue to follow safer-at- home policies.

-All individuals should minimize time spent in crowded environments and continue following CDC

guidelines regarding social distancing.

-Visitations to senior care facilities, except for end-of-life situations, will be prohibited

until affirmatively lifted by Executive Order.

-Visitations to hospitals allowed within the guidelines provided in OURS Plan. More details under

“Specific Employers”.

CITY OF JENKS EMPLOYEES AND FACILITIES

-City employees will follow current CDC recommendations regarding face coverings when on city

property.

-Special considerations for personnel who are members of a vulnerable population will be taken into

consideration.

-Utility Billing window in City Hall open with continued options to pay online, by mail, by phone

or dropbox.

-Community Room is open for reservations. People ages 65 and over and vulnerable individuals

should avoid attending events in Community Room per OURS Plan guidelines.

-Jenks Parks open with social distancing still in effect. Playground equipment open; splash pads

open; restrooms open; park pavilions available for reservations.

-Special Events permits for events can be submitted online. Decisions will be made based off

current incident rates and change based off current data.

SPECIFIC EMPLOYERS

-Summer camps (church and school) can open. This decision to open or not lies with the individual

camps.

-Visitations to senior care facilities, except for end-of-life situations, will be prohibited

until affirmatively lifted by Executive Order.

-Businesses operating by appointment only may begin operating by appointment or walk-in at their

discretion.

-Suggested guidelines regarding use of masks and other personal protection equipment in

businesses can be found on the CDC website or the OK Dept. of Commerce website.

-Businesses can resume unrestrictive staffing at their worksites by observing proper CDC-recommended social distancing protocols and are recommended to continue increased cleaning and disinfecting practices. Unrestrictive staffing is at the discretion of the business.

SPECIFIC EMPLOYERS

-Visits to hospitals shall be subject to the following limitations:

1. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, health care facilities (hospitals, ambulatory surgery

centers, outpatient diagnostic centers, and clinics) are uniquely charged with protecting both the

health of those they serve and the health of their caregivers. As an essential part of the front

line to stopping the community spread of COVID-19, health care facilities should maintain

compliance with current CDC guidelines regarding limiting visitation to their facilities through

the establishment of policies that limit the number of people who may access their facility.

2. Depending upon the prevalence of community spread and number of suspected or confirmed

COVID-19 patients in the facility, in consultation with medical staff, the facility shall determine

the visitation policies. If determined that it is safe for the patient and the staff, the following visitation will be allowed in Phases 2 and 3 of the OURS plan:

•Each patient may be permitted one adult Patient Representative to support and assist the

patient with receipt of care. The Patient Representative should be the same throughout the

admission or visit.

•Additional Patient Representatives may be permitted if exceptional circumstances warrant

consideration and in compliance with facility policy.

•Patient Representatives shall be subject to any screening procedures required by the facility

including temperature screenings, observance of hand hygiene practices, and the wearing of their

own mask at all times while in the facility.

•The facility may further limit access to patients when Patient Representatives fail to follow

facility policy.

•Social distancing is required at all time

Kyle Salomon

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