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During this unprecedented time, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association and, Oklahoma Travel Industry Association in partnership, continue to respond to the challenges COVID-19 presents across Oklahoma's hospitality industry. We remain in close and constant communications with our state and national leaders and support organizations, including the Governor’s office, Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission, Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce, our legislative leaders both statewide and federal, NRA, AH&LA, and others. We will vigorously fight for our industry and are always available for your questions, comments, and concerns at helpdesk@okrestaurants.com.
 

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•  Keep Calm, Carry Out!
 - We launched Keep Calm Carry Out website for restaurants statewide who are continuing or adapting their service to include carry out, curbside, app orders, delivery, etc. 

If you are a restaurant owner who is offering some form of take out service, please click the button below to complete our form. The form includes your hours, carry out options and any other details you need the public to know. We will launch your restaurant at CarryOutOK.com as soon as possible. This service is free as our way to help elevate all
restaurants continuing to provide food and drinks for their customers.

If you know a restaurant that would benefit from this, please forward this email. We will continue posting the information on our website and social media to engage the community!

•  Free Banner for your Carry Out Marketing - In partnership with our friends at Dr. Pepper, we are excited to offer to members at no cost, Keep Calm Carry Out banners (in cooperation with our media campaign) for any restaurant member needing a little help with take-out/carry-out marketing. If you would like (1) 3 x 6 pre-printed Keep Calm Carry Out banner, please complete this banner online form. 3/31/20 

•  ORA and OH&LA partner with Feed the Children and Crossings Community Church to provide more than 400 Hospitality Relief Packages to hospitality workers in Oklahoma City. Read more about it in the news. To apply for assistance complete this application. Our giving link to support future distributions for hospitality workers. https://www.feedthechildren.org/ora 3/27/20 

  • Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF) and Mother Road Market (MRM), in partnership with the Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA), announce the Tulsa Employee Relief Fund: Food and Beverage. LTFF will be donating $100,000 to start this relief fund managed by the ORA's Foundation to support Tulsa restaurant workers. Funds will be dispersed as $1,000 grants directly to workers to spend on their immediate needs whether that is food, rent, gas, medical expenses, etc.  In turn, LTFF is challenging the community to donate so that additional funds are raised to support this group of hard-working people in our Tulsa community! Read more about it in the newsAs of 3/28/20 the application process has closed. 3/20/20 

 If you have any questions about this email or the above resources, please don't hesitate to contact Jim Hopper by email or at 405-942-8181. 
 
COVID-19

What's Happening
07.06.20
The ORA Expo date has been changed! The new date of the is Wednesday and Thursday - December 2-3, 2020. For the health and safety of attendees and exhibitors, the ORA Expo Promise will be implemented, which will provide numerous health and safety measures. Please make plans to join us for the ORA Expo in early December.
04.29.20
The ORA is proud to announce its Oklahoma Restaurant Promise (ORP) campaign. The objective of the ORP is to help restaurants instill confidence with customers as they choose to return to dine-in service at Oklahoma restaurants. The Promise communicates your restaurant's pledge for the safety of your staff and customers, by each following the Promise.
06.05.20
Oklahoma has implemented a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up, and is currently in Phase 3 as of June 1, 2020. Click here to view the most up-to-date restaurant and bar guidelines.
05.08.20
In order to serve our members in recovery and restart efforts, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association has developed a “live” google document of businesses who offer products and services specific to COVID-19 recovery efforts, as well as a list of providers for menu and promotional solutions. Relative businesses may at any time add themselves to this list, which can be accessed by clicking here.
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