Bixby Back to Work

Best Practices for safely reopening business and restoring consumer confidence. Produced in consultation with private business, commercial cleaning experts, and public health officials.


At the Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce, we advocate for a return to economic activity in accordance with public health and safety and in conjuction with the local and state plan. Any business that can have employees work remotely is still encourage to do so.

The following best practices are drawn from conversations with business owners and local public health officials. Business practices should be implemented in parallel with CDC and local and state Department of Health guidelines. These guidelines are not exhaustive, nor do they encompass every industry, but rather represent a robust starting point for how general businesses can operate again safely, while protecting employees and customers.


Businesses should effectively communicate their safe back-to-work practices to their customers. Demonstrating that it is safe to work, safe to shop, and otherwise safe to do business once again will be key in the coming weeks and months.

Again, any phased reopening must be in accordance with sound public health decisions, and with proper safety protocols outlined by local and state health departments. More information from the experts and elected leaders may add to or alter these guidelines.

The Open Up & Recover Safely (OURS) Plan, presented by Governor Kevin Stitt on Wednesday, April 22nd, can be viewed in its entirety here.  The Bixby Metro Area business community stands ready to move our region and state towards economic prowess once again, while protecting against the renewed spread of Coronavirus.


Helpful Documents:
Open Up & Recover Safely Plan – State of Oklahoma
CDC Guidance for Businesses & Employers 
Opening Up America Again Guidelines – White House
SBA Small Business COVID-19 Guidance
Safety Guidelines for reopening Barber and Cosmetology Salons
Bixby Metro Chamber Best Practices Flyer
Unemployment Resources
Oklahoma Bounce Back Assistance Program
Oklahoma Restaurant Promise
Employee Retention Tax Credit FAQ
PPE Supply Directory

Specified Employer Guidance:
Hair & Nail Salons and Barbershops
Spas & Tanning Salons
Pet Care Businesses
Full Service & Quick Service Restaurants
Entertainment & Sporting Venues
Outdoor Recreational Facilities
Places of Worship
Outdoor Recreational Facilities
Museums & Cultural Institutions
Administrative Offices
Tattoo Parlors & Body Piercing Shops