Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he was extending the term of his "Safer at Home' order through April 30.
Two more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Garfield County, as the number of positive tests in the state rose to 719, with 30 deaths, according to the state health department on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Less than a week before Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt gave his first large press conference related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, Jimmy Mitchell was attending an interpreter training course.
EDMOND, Okla. — A sign on the front door of HOPE Center states it is closed during the outbreak of COVID-19. It joins the list of hundreds of establishments across the city heeding warnings imposed by the coronavirus spread.
Veterans, more than most, are known for their resilience. But Claremore Veteran's Center is going above and beyond to bring a little brightness to the center during the ever-changing COVID-19 situation.
❝We're hoping to give people a place to come and be inspired by aviation, and enjoy what our airport has to offer. It gives our community a safe viewing area. And, I am excited that it gives the community a place where they can enjoy their airport.❞ — Deirdre Gurry, airport director at Enid Woodring Regional Airport
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down competitive sports but so far it has spared Enid's two public courses. Or, more accurately, neither has been forced to close. However, the impact has been felt differently at Meadowlake Golf Course and Pheasant Run Golf Club.
With schools recessed for the remainder of the year and what little bit of winter might be left melts away by spring weather there is growing concern about community spread of the novel coronavirus at area parks.
Area officials on Tuesday, March 31, announced the number of local COVID-19 cases has doubled over the past few days, and responded with an executive order that tightens restrictions on the partial lockdown and sets a curfew.
In a public health emergency like this one, rapidly changing facts present a challenge. We want to ensure our community of readers is getting the most timely, most accurate information possible—and sometimes that requires a bit of teamwork.
A Claremore woman has been arrested for child abuse after allegedly stabbing her child with a screwdriver following an argument about laundry.
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission approved late last week $142,000 in funds to support operations at Vance Air Force Base and Enid Woodring Regional Airport.
The Woodward County Health Department in partnership with the City of Woodward, Woodward County, Emergency Management and other community sponsors is holding a COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic on Wednesday, April 1.
We are living in a very unique time. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world. Seldom in history do disasters such as this impact practically every living human being on the planet. This is one of those special circumstances. Regardless of where you live or who you are, the COVID-19 virus is impacting a part of your life and your world.
McAlester Regional Health Center announced the first confirmed COVID-19 patient treated at the facility has been discharged and returned home.
She encouraged others who have a knack for sewing to join in the effort, and make masks for those in need. See this story to see how to get started and for pattern recommendation from local hospital.
U.S. Sen. James Lankford said there are a lot of lessons to be learned from a nationwide shortage of personal protection equipment ignited by increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Stillwater continues to monitor the local spread of COVID-19 and enact policies designed to reduce the number of people infected.
Staff members at rural Cherokee County schools are making sure their students continue to be educated and fed during the statewide closure caused by COVID-19.
NORMAN — Athletes who compete in NCAA Division I spring sports received good news when they were granted eligibility extensions following a vote by the Division I Council on Monday.
EDMOND, Okla. — Edmond City Council told members of the community it’s time to “Shelter in Place” and close all non-essential businesses. The council amended the Declaration of Emergency during a special meeting Monday evening.
NORMAN — Last week, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley questioned whether Power 5 conferences were operating on a level playing field during suspended competition, based on policies enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NORMAN — As Oklahoma works to increase its COVID-19 testing capacity statewide, a Norman-based diagnostic test producer is now processing COVID-19 tests.
The families of a few inmates in Rogers County Jail said they're worried the jail isn't doing enough to keep their loved one safe from the spread of COVID-19.
We have a serious problem emanating from Washington, D.C., which is going to engulf and ruin us very soon if we don’t address it. Our government is spending far more money than it is taking in, and that is so, even though a record is set every year in taxes flowing into that city.
If the coronavirus hadn't pricked our economic bubble, something else would have done the job. No financial system based on fiat (paper) currency has ever been able to survive for long. From the moment President Nixon took the American dollar off the gold standard, we were doomed. The surprising, even amazing thing is how long government officials were able to keep the Frankenstein system lurching along.
The Oklahoma Health Department confirmed one additional positive case in Grady County on Monday, bringing the total cases in the county to three.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health provides daily numbers of confirmed cases — and more recently deaths — by county, as well as gender and age range statewide. But it refuses to provide the same data for smaller geographic areas or other details, including whether there are any clusters, such as in a nursing home.
The U.S. Postal Service continues to follow safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health departments amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Farmers in the Norman Farmer's Market Association are working harder than ever to deliver fresh produce to customers while jumping through safety hoops to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
With COVID-19 cases now present across the United States and across the nation, many industries have begun to feel the impact of social distancing and restrictions allowing groups of 10 people maximum. One of the industries uniquely impacted is the funeral home industry.
President Burns Hargis sent a letter to the Oklahoma State University community Sunday, writing that there is a confirmed positive COVID-19 case for a student from the OSU-Stillwater campus.
This Week's Circulars
ADA [ndash] Steven Albert Warkaske Jr., 49, of Ada passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Ada. A come-and-go viewing will be held from 2-5 p.m. today at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada. Due to current world events, a private interment will happen at a later date.
ADA [ndash] Former East Central University golf coach Danny Key passed away Monday, March 30, at the age of 67. Key was a 1974 graduate of ECU who had a career in the energy industry in Houston before coming home to Ada to work with the Chickasaw Nation. He served the Nation for 11 years as …
MIDWEST CITY [ndash] Amanda Gayle Estes McPhetridge, 42, of Midwest City passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. Due to current world events, a come-and-go viewing will be held from noon until 5 p.m. today at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada. A private interment will be held at a later date.
ADA [ndash] Graveside services for Emily Ann Bess-Dixon, 37, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lightning Ridge Cemetery. Chad Large will officiate. Mrs. Bess-Dixon died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1982, to Larry Bess and Karen Hallmark. She graduated …
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