Shelter in Place at RV Parks: What it Means for Residents of RV Parks in Tulsa
Though the shelter in place at RV Parks ordinances in many counties across Oklahoma are no longer in effect, cities like Tulsa are taking things slow to reopen safely. RV parks and other businesses are taking precautions that not only follow the guidelines of their local government, but the restrictions set up by their insurance companies. Though things are changing every day, here are some of the current guidelines to keep you safe and up to date in these times.
Who Should Still Shelter in Place at RV Parks?
Tulsa’s Safer at Home Order (shelter in place) expired on April 30th, except for those with underlying medical conditions and those over 65 years old. Underlying medical conditions include:
- Chronic lung disease
- Moderate to severe asthma
- Heart conditions
- Chronic kidney disease
- Liver disease
- And more
If you are over 65 or suffer from a serious medical condition, protect yourself by staying home as much as possible. Only leave for essentials, wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and practice social distancing. It can be hard to distance yourself in RV parks, but for the safety of those around you and your health, try to keep to your own space as much as possible and shelter in place.
What Other Guidelines are in Place?
For those staying at RV parks in Tulsa, the current restrictions and guidelines can make things difficult. With the shelter in place orders lifted, those staying in RV parks have a little more freedom and fresh air, though social distancing and health precautions should still be observed.
Starting Friday, May 1st, Tulsa will be following the Mayor’s Civil Emergency Executive Order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Under this order:
- Gatherings of more than ten people in Tulsa are banned through May 15th. This order does not include religious services, commercial activity, and work.
- Through May 14th, no special events permits will be issued. The City of Tulsa will reassess special permits by May 15th to determine the next steps to take.
- As of May 1st, city-owned sports courts, pickleball, golf courses, dog parks, and sports fields may resume operations, with sanitation precautions and social distancing.
- City-owned sports complexes and organized sports activities with over ten people will stay closed through June 1st
- City-owned playgrounds, pools, day camps, splash pads, and recreation centers will stay closed indefinitely.
Following the guidance of the State of Oklahoma Reopening plan, Tulsa bars will stay closed through May 14th. Starting May 15th, bars can resume operations with occupancy based on 36 square feet per person. Bars must post this capacity.
As of May 1st, Tulsa restaurants are allowed to have customers dine in with social distancing and sanitation precautions. Though the shelter in place order is lifted, people are still encouraged to carry out or have food delivered. Patrons who wish to dine in at a restaurant are encouraged to make reservations and expect a different layout or blocked off areas at the establishments they visit.
While grocery stores never closed, many of them have altered hours and requirements, such as face masks. Find out the procedures set in place by local grocery stores to prepare you for your visit. Those staying in RV parks can still enjoy an evening around the campfire, so remember to buy ingredients for st’mores!
What Kind of Businesses are Open?
Travelers staying in RV parks now have access to more businesses as the shelter in place order is gone, and Tulsa slowly opens back up. As stated above, restaurants and some city-owned facilities are now open for business. pIn addition, these other services are permitted with the proper guidelines:
- Tanning salons
- Tattoo parlors
- Pet care and grooming centers
- Hair salons
- Houses of worship
- Movie theaters
- Entertainment venues
Remember to call specific businesses before you go. It is important to verify that they are open or have different hours. They may have additional policies and procedures in place. Also, some spas, salons, and similar businesses are operating by appointment-only as an extra safety precaution.
Staying Safe in RV Parks
Many travelers were on the road when closures and shelter in place orders were first enacted, leaving them far from home in RV parks that thankfully stayed open. The COVID-19 outbreak affects everyone’s lives, and that is an important fact to remember when making decisions about traveling through RV parks and going into public spaces.
Remember, the precautions you take are to keep you safe just as much as they are to keep others safe. You could be carrying the virus even if you have no signs or symptoms and risk spreading the virus if you do not take proper precautions.
At Riverview RV, we are taking precautions designated by the state of Oklahoma as well as our insurance company. Due to the closure of our playground, we are not accepting children at our campground. We also have restrictions on those coming from certain states and those not feeling well. For our most updated policies and procedures, contact us online or call us at (918) 245-8588. Be safe, and wash your hands!