In response to the mask ordinance set forth by the City of OKC on July 17, 2020, ACOG administration requires building visitors to:
- Wear a mask when conducting business in the ACOG offices and/or
- Conduct business with an ACOG staff member via phone, email or teleconference software (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or GoToMeeting)
After reviewing current Federal, State, and City (OKC) guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 situation and having implemented a phased-in approach in re‑opening ACOG office operations, the ACOG office will re-open to outside visitors on June 1.
ACOG administration urges any visitors to follow these guidelines:
- Any meeting held at ACOG will take place in the Blue Room, Training Room or Board Room. Please continue to social distance yourself with at least 6 ft to 15 ft between each person, if possible
- If you can communicate with an ACOG staff member through email or by phone, please do so
- Please continue vigilantly washing your hands and using the sanitizer dispensers located throughout the building
- If you prefer to wear a protective mask, feel free to do so
- If you are sick, please stay home.
ACOG Board and Committee meetings will be a combination of virtual and in-person due to COVID-19 social distancing ordinances. Access the agendas here:
ACOG Board and Committee meetings will be held virtually due to COVID-19 social distancing ordinances. Access the agendas here:
The ACOG office is still closed to outside visitors. April meetings held at ACOG will most likely be held via an online conferencing program. Please check our boards and committee page for meeting updates and agendas.
In response to the spread of COVID-19, the ACOG office is closed to outside visitors. ACOG employees are available via email or by phone at 405.234.2264.
All meetings that were scheduled to take place at ACOG during March have been canceled.
We will update this page as well as all of our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) when new information becomes available. Remember to stay home if possible, wash your hands, and follow the Oklahoma State Department of Health for the latest information on COVID-19.
Call (877) 215-8336 (se habla español) for the statewide COVID-19 call center.
The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)’s primary partner in preparing for and responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus) is the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). OCCHD works closely with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- OKC metro information from OCCHD
- Statewide information from OSDH
- Household preparation guide from the CDC
Information and recommendations from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH):
- COVID-19 is in Oklahoma, and more cases are expected.
- Public health officials advise against all cruise travel.
- Older adults and people with chronic illness should avoid all non-essential air travel. They are at a higher risk for a more severe infection.
- Take social distancing precautions like teleworking and avoiding large gatherings.
- Oklahoma response information
- Oklahoma resources information
Preparation and prevention
- Here’s a guide from the CDC about preparing your household.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home and avoid contact with others when you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Try singing “Happy Birthday” twice, because that’s about how long it takes. It’s especially important to wash your hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Healthy people don’t need a face mask for protection from any respiratory disease, including COVID-19. Masks are for people showing COVID-19 symptoms to prevent spreading it to others, and for health workers or others taking care of a sick person in a close setting like a home or health care facility.
- Other states and countries with significant outbreaks have taken steps like closing schools for weeks at a time,and encouraging businesses to close. Make a plan for how you and your family or business would need to adapt to a similar situation if it becomes necessary.
- Be prepared, not scared. Find more information on how to make a plan and build an emergency kit for any emergency at home here. Find information specifically for COVID-19 on how to prepare your household here, or prepare your business or school system here.
Symptoms and treatment
- Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath.
- If you have these symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of the illness, follow these guidelines from the CDC.
- If you are in close contact with a household member or intimate partner who has or is suspected to have COVID-19, or are a caregiver for one in a non-healthcare setting, follow these guidelines from the CDC.
- Local information from the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD)
- Statewide information from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)
- National information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Global information from the World Health Organization (WHO)
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