PURPOSE: This page is intended to provide information to Beckham County, Oklahoma residents regarding pandemic information worldwide, in the United States, and in Oklahoma. Our goal is to provide updated information regarding local issues that result from the pandemic that could impact your family or business.
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LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES:
April 8, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha All summer classes at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Sayre will be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 8, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha There is another reported death related to COVID-19 out of Greer County, bringing the total number to 4.
April 7, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha State officials are getting a clearer picture as to when COVID-19 may peak in Oklahoma.
April 7, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha 16 additional deaths due to COVID-19 are being reported in Oklahoma, bringing the state’s total to 67.
April 7, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Residents in Altus will soon be required to wear face masks when leaving their home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 6, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections has ordered all Oklahoma prisons, including North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre, to secure inmates
April 6, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Greer County has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases and has turned into one of the state’s hot spots for the virus.
April 3, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha According to the Regional Director for the County Health Departments in Southwest Oklahoma, more COVID-19 mobile testing sites will be available in the region in the coming days.
April 3, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Officials with Public Service Company have announced that the company has temporarily suspended all service disconnections for non-payment due to COVID-19.
April 2, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha More mobile COVID-19 testing sites are scheduled throughout the area including one taking place in Beckham County on Friday, April 3.
GENERAL COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION:
Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers should plan to respond in a flexible way to varying levels of disease transmission in the community and be prepared to refine their business response plans
Live statistics and coronavirus news tracking the latest information on number infected, recovered, deceased and seriously ill. Interactive Social Distancing Scoreboard: see how your county measures up. Current Infection Numbers, WORLDWIDE Current Infection Numbers, OKLAHOMA Social Distancing
David McGee, Store Director, United Super Markets, Elk City, OK – David McGee – March 26, 2020 (video) Dr. Treva Graham answers questions about Coronavirus – March 20, 2020 (video) Dr. Perkins – March 20, 2020 (audio
STATE OF OKLAHOMA Governor’s Executive Orders Non-essential businesses like bars, gyms, hair salons, movie theaters and massage and tattoo parlors to shut down for 21 days in any county where positive COVID-19 tests have been confirmed. Department
ALL CLINICS/MEDICAL FACILITIES: CALL AHEAD IF YOU ARE SYMPTOMATIC OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED, OR HAVE TRAVELED TO AN INFECTED AREA WITHIN THE PAST 2 WEEKS. Great Plains Regional Hospital Changes to visitation policy The Grill @ 1705 is closed Elk City
NOTE APPLICABLE ALL BUSINESSES IN BECKHAM COUNTY, OKLAHOMA: If symptomatic, or if recently exposed to a symptomatic or infected person, or if recently returned from an infected area, PLEASE STAY HOME, and call ahead if you need
NOTE APPLICABLE ALL SCHOOLS/DAYCARES IN BECKHAM COUNTY: If symptomatic, or if recently exposed to a symptomatic or infected person, or if recently returned from an infected area, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL/DAYCARE DIRECTLY FOR GUIDANCE BEFORE ENTERING ANY
Merritt Schools will be providing free lunches for school age children starting Monday, March 23 until April 3. Please fill out this form. Lunches may be picked up at the following locations and times. Please do not get out of your
ELK CITY PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY: All in person gatherings of 50 or more people for social, spiritual and recreational purposes including, but not limited to community, civic, public leisure, faith-based, or sporting events; parades, concerts, festivals, conventions,