The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) event is a rapidly changing situation and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce is closely monitoring updates and guidance from our federal and state partners.
Information posted here may change regularly as new guidance and resources become available for individuals, businesses, and non-profits experiencing health and economic impacts related to COVID-19.
Open Up & Recover Safely (OURS) Plan
Oklahoma will begin implementing a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up starting April 24, 2020. This statewide plan is:
- Based on scientific modeling from public health experts
- Intended to mitigate risk of resurgence
- Intended to protect Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens from the threat of COVID-19
- Intended for businesses and individuals to utilize in conjunction with guidance from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma State Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Guidance for Businesses & Organizations
Specific businesses and organizations are advised to follow guidance for social distancing and sanitation.
OURS Plan Help
Business & Non-profit Resources
COVID-19 Industry Webinars with Secretary Kouplen
Recurring weekly webinars addressing the COVID-19 situation and business needs are scheduled on Wednesdays. Webinars are limited to 1000 participants and are first come, first served.
Calls are organized by industry to deliver specific information. Join the calls that are appropriate for your business.
CDC Business Guidance
Follow CDC guidance to maintain a safe work environment and plan your response.
Oklahoma Works COVID-19 Page
COVID-19 is having a unique impact on certain elements of Oklahoma’s Workforce System. This page will serve as an update on unemployment insurance, American Job Centers, companies hiring, resources, and other workforce needs.
Printable Workplace Posters from CDC
Download and print handouts and posters to educate your employees about best workplace practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidance and resources for Oklahoma non-profit enterprises from the Oklahoma Center for Non-profits.
Main Street Business and Community Resources
Updates from the national Main Street program and best practices for local Main Street programs.
Essential Business Concerns
If you are concerned that a business is operating unsafely or failing to comply with the Executive Order or a local order, contact your local authorities.