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New COVID-19 Restrictions Issued By Norman Mayor Breea Clark

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Norman Mayor Breea Clark

New restrictions went into effect in Norman on Monday in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The proclamation, which was enacted by Mayor Breea Clark, includes restrictions such as reducing capacity of restaurants, bars and fitness centers by 50% and limiting organized gatherings to no more than 50 people.

Clark said these restrictions will help prevent schools and businesses from having to shut down again due to COVID-19.

“I’m hoping other mayors will follow suit and make some changes as well because the current path we’re on is clearly not sustainable if we actually care about trying to slow the spread,” Clark said.

There are also restrictions placed on organized indoor sporting events such as having a one-spectator limit per athlete, closing all concession areas and taking people’s temperatures prior to entering the facility.

The 50 person cap applies specifically to organized events where attendees may intermingle and does not apply to church services, funerals, weddings or theater productions where multiple small household groups are able to ensure adequate spacing, according to Annahlyse Meyer, chief communications officer for the City of Norman.

These restrictions come after the Norman City Council voted in November to extend the city’s mask mandate to March 1, 2021.

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Katelyn discovered her love for radio as a student employee at KGOU, graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and then working as a reporter and producer in 2021-22. Katelyn has completed internships at SiriusXM in New York City and at local news organizations such as The Journal Record and The Poteau Daily News. Katelyn served as president of the OU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists from 2017 to 2020. She grew up in Midland, Texas.
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