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URGENT NOTICE FOR BODY PIERCERS, TATTOO ARTISTS, AND ESTABLISHMENTS ABOUT EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-07 (ACTION REQUIRED)
Governor Stitt amended Executive Order 2020-07 on April 1, 2020 in response to the evolving response to COVID-19. All 77 counties must comply with this order and the termination date is now extended to April 30th for all non-essential business to remain closed. Artist licenses which expire during this period will remain valid for another 14 days after this Executive Order expires allowing Body Artists to resume work as soon as shops are able to open. Establishment licenses must be renewed as normal. Body Piercing and Tattooing services are not deemed essential under the NAICS code and are required to comply with the Governor’s order. Though the Health Department lobby is temporarily closed, the Consumer Health Service is continuing to process applications and license renewals received through mail. Executive Order 2020-07, 7th amendment, NAICS Code, and Governor Stitt’s Facebook post on COVI19 are attached for your reference.
The Governor has issued Executive Order 2020-07 which declares an emergency situation due to the impending health threat due to the spread of COVID-19. Section 20 of this order requires all businesses not identified as critical infrastructure and located in a county experiencing COVID-19 to close effective 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2020 and remain closed until April 16th, 2020. Please reference the attached Executive Order and list of Essential Services.
NOTE REGARDING AFTERCARE
Clients should be advised to seek care from their own medical provider, if needed, during this period and until the Executive Order expires or is rescinded.
Tattoo and Body Piercing Program
The mission of the Tattoo and Body Piercing Program is to establish procedures and standards to prevent infection and the transmission of disease.
All persons performing tattooing and/or body piercing in Oklahoma must be licensed in the State of Oklahoma, operate out of a licensed shop, and must maintain current training certification in Bloodborne pathogen, First Aid, and CPR.
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