Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

COVID-19 State of Emergency 

With the evolving situation our area is experiencing with COVID-19, please see below information regarding the City of Jenks implemented modifications and updates to some of our services and guidelines.

Background:

COVID-19 is a new virus that currently lacks widely available testing at pharmacies and doctor’s offices which reduces the ability to effectively track community spread. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the Revised Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on March 15, 2020, recommending a number of factors be considered in postponing or canceling mass gatherings, including that larger gatherings of more than 50 people offer more opportunities for person-to-person contact and therefore pose greater risk of COVID-19 transmission and then ramped up that recommendation by asking  to limit gatherings of 10 people or less for at least 15 days.

On March 16, 2020 the Mayor of Jenks issued an Emergency Proclamation consistent with CDC and State Department of Health guidelines, including canceling events held at City-owned facilities until at least April 6th. The President of the United States and Governor of the State of Oklahoma have also declared emergencies due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and comply with CDC and State of Oklahoma guidance. 

On March 20, 2020 Jenks Mayor Robert Lee issued an Emergency Proclamation and Order Limiting and Closing Certain Commercial Businesses in Jenks.  More information below.

On March 24, 2020 Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Issued an Executive Order with limitations and closures for non-essential businesses and at-risk population.  More information below. 

Reputable Sources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources:

Centers of Disease Control 

Oklahoma State Department of Health

Tulsa Department of Health 




Governor Kevin stitt issues executive order for nineteen counties in Oklahoma due to covid-19 

03.24.2020

The executive order goes into effect Wednesday, March 25, at 11:59 PM.

The summary of the executive order can be found here .

Several important points from the summary:

▪️Enforces “Safer at Home” order statewide, requesting elderly and individuals who are immunocompromised or have pre-existing condition to shelter in their homes, leaving only for essential needs like groceries or prescriptions, until April 30.

▪️Closes non-essential businesses that are in Oklahoma counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19:

          ▪️Businesses explicitly listed include: hair salons, gyms, theaters, massage parlors, tattoo parlors, museums, etc.

          ▪️Restaurants may remain open in these counties but must close their dine-in area, offering instead curbside pickup and delivery.

We have also put screenshots of the full executive order here until a link to the executive order is available.


jenks Mayor issues emergency proclamation and order limiting and closing certain commercial businesses 

03.20.2020

THE PROCLAMATION AND ORDER  LIMITS AND CLOSES SPECIFIC BUSINESSES, INCLUDING RESTAURANTS, BARS AND GYMS (AMONG OTHERS).   RESTAURANTS MUST CLOSE DINE-IN AREAS AND ONLY OFFER TAKE-OUT, DELIVERY, AND CURBGSIDE SERVICE.  ALL BARS, GYMS/FITNESS CENTERS AND THEATERS MUST CLOSE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  FULL LIST OF INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED BUSINESSES CAN BE FOUND IN THE FULL LANGUAGE WITHIN THE PROCLAMATION

• JENKS CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HELD AN EMERGENCY MEETING ON MARCH 19, 2020 AT 2:00 PM AND VOTED TO APPROVE ORDINANCE 1510 WHICH LIMITED BUSINESSES TO 10 PATRONS.  

• JENKS MAYOR, WITH CITY COUNCIL'S INPUT, ISSUED PROCLAMATION AND ORDER LIMITING AND CLOSING CERTAIN COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES ON FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020.  THIS DECISION WAS MADE AFTER RECEIVING UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY SPREAD IN TULSA COUNTY.

• 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 SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020 AT 11:59 P.M.




CITY SERVICES AND FACILITIES


Fire and Police Departments

Both Fire Station 1 and Fire Station 2 are closed to the public until further notice.  This includes car seat safety checks and events.  Please do not come in person to either station with emergencies - call 911 so we can best protect our citizens and our first responders.  With non-emergencies, please call 918-299-6311.

Jenks Police Station lobby remains open but we strongly discourage anyone coming in person to the station.  This is to best protect our citizens and our police officers.  If you have an emergency, please call 911 and it will be dispatched accordingly.  Non-emergencies can be called into 918-299-6311.


Inspections and Permitting

Please see our updated modifications to our Building Inspections and Permits .


Jenks City Hall

Jenks City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.  This includes the Community Room, as well as the Utility Billing window.  


Parks

Current Closures (as of Monday, March 23, 2020):

Jenks Skate Park

BarkWest Dog Park

Veterans Park Playground Equipment and Pavilions

Central Park Playground Equipment and Pavilion

We encourage taking dogs to the open spaces at Veterans Park or Central Park, which are still open.  Please note dogs MUST be on a leash at all times at Veterans or Central Park.  We also ask owners pick up their animal's waste to keep the open spaces at our parks as clean as possible.

All reservations at Veterans Park pavilions are cancelled until at least April 6, 2020, when we will reassess. We will not be taking any new reservations until further notice. Any existing reservation after April 6, 2020 will be notified if the cancellation date is extended.


Utility Billing

There are several options to pay your bill without having to visit City Hall:

1. Drop your payment in Dropbox in the West parking lot of City Hall.  This is a drive up Dropbox- no need to even get out of your car.

2. Utilize our online payment option. The City of Jenks is temporarily waiving the fee to pay the bill online. This will either be removed at time of payment or credited back to your account if processed with the fee.

3. Our Utility Billing staff is happy to take your payment by phone or answer your questions. Please call 918-299-5363 and they will assist you.

Please visit http://jenks.com/362/Utility-Information to read more about Utility Billing.  The fee for online payments are being temporarily waived. 


Water and Sewer

Please see message from Veolia regarding specific guidelines to keep the wastewater facility plus resident and business pipes in working order during this time.