Information about the current developments in Mayes County related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) is impacting people’s lives everywhere in the world. We will provide current information on the development in Mayes County (Oklahoma). For more general information, please visit the World Health Organisation’s website.
- Oklahoma State Department of Health Call Center (24/7): 877-215-8336
- Governor’s “Safer at Home” executive order
- CDC Info Video on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Employee Rights (FFCRA)
- Drive Through Testing Sites nearby
- What to do if you are sick
- Drive Thru Testing Centers.
05 April 2020
There are currently 1,252 confirmed positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oklahoma of which nine have been registered in Mayes county. The number of deaths is currently at 46 of which one is in Mayes county.
Local public health departments around the state continue to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations across the state. Find the drive-thru locations by clicking here.
02 April 2020
City Council for Pryor held emergency meeting Wednesday, 4/1 and enacted an amended emergency ordinance requiring all inhabitants to stay at home excepting only those employed in Critical Sectors as defined by the Department of Homeland Security and Governor of Oklahoma. All businesses not identified as being a Critical Sector business was also ordered closed. A copy of the ordinance can be viewed on the city’s web site at www.Pryorcreek.org
The Oklahoma State Department of Health provided the information that the commissioner of Health Gary Cox issued a letter notifying county health departments that all coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centers and providers are to loosen requirements for Oklahomans to be tested.
“The State, to include the Oklahoma State Department of Health and Oklahoma State University, has supplies today to process 13,000 COVID-19 tests,” stated Commissioner Cox in the letter. “Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or those who have been in direct contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, may be tested this week.”
Governor Kevin Stitt and Commissioner Cox are asking for anyone with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or those who have been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed to be administered a test this week.
In accordance with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, COVID-19 symptoms must include fever of 100.4F, cough and shortness of breath.
01 April 2020
There are currently 719 confirmed positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oklahoma of which five are in Mayes county. The number of deaths in the state has climbed to 30, also the first death has been recorded in Mayes county.
Drive-thru testing sites are open today:
- Woodward from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Woodward County Event Center.
- Altus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Western Oklahoma State College.
- Comanche from 2 p.m – 4 p.m. at the Comanche County Memorial Hospital.
31 March 2020
The Oklahoma State Department of health reports 565 confirmed positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oklahoma of which four are confirmed in Mayes county. There are 23 total deaths in the state.
REMINDER: Governor Stitt’s “Safer at Home” order includes the following guidelines for all 77 counties until April 30:
- No gatherings in groups larger than 10 people.
- People age 65 or older or those with a compromised immune system must shelter at home.
- PLEASE NOTE: Some local municipalities, to include Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman, have put into place law enforcement efforts to enforce the Governor’s order as well as the cities’ additional “shelter in place” policies.
- On both statewide and municipal levels, individuals can still leave for essential errands such as to grocery stores or pharmacies. Please call 2-1-1 or visit covidresources.ok.gov for resources and information.
29 March 2020
There are now 429 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oklahoma. Three in Mayes county.
Governor Stitt’s “Safer at Home” Executive Order remains in place thru April 30 for all 77 counties in Oklahoma, requiring those over the age of 65 as well as immunocompromised children and adults to shelter at home unless getting groceries, attending a medical appointment, or participating in a daily exercise.
28 March 2020
The Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum has issued mandatory shelter-in-place order for all citizens of all ages through April 16. Norman and Oklahoma City have also issued shelter-in-place orders.
There are now 377 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oklahoma. The total number of deaths has increased to 15.
On Tuesday, March 31 the Pryor City Council and Mayor will conduct a further special emergency meeting to review the City’s temporary emergency ordinance restricting public and business activities in light of the changing status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The state launched a website Friday to coordinate corporate PPE donations across the state to get critical protective equipment to health care professionals who are on the front lines of delivering coronavirus (COVID-19) care: ppedonation.ok.gov
27 March 2020
Currently 322 confirmed cases in Oklahoma of which two are in Mayes county and two in Pottawatomi county. The total number of deaths in OK is currently at 8.
Mayes County District Judge entered an emergency order as follows:
- The Mayes County District Courthouse is closed to entrance by members of the public. Only emergency cases will be attended to as deemed by the judge.
- The Court Clerk will only accept filings by fax, secure drop box or by email.
- People seeking protective orders must do so by contacting the Sheriff’s Office or Police Department.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a further emergency order providing:
- All jury terms statewide are cancelled through May 15.
- All civil trial and appellate rules of deadlines are suspended through May 15. This includes all statutes of limitations.
- All courthouses in Oklahoma shall be closed to the public. Attendance of any emergency proceeding shall be limited to 10 people in attendance including court staff.
- All filings shall be by fax, email or secure drop box.
Never in history has this ever occurred previously!
OSDH urges the public to follow the Governor’s “Safer at Home” executive order advising vulnerable populations and those over the age of 65 to stay home until 4/16 and for non-essential businesses in counties with coronavirus (COVID-19) cases to temporarily suspend services until 4/16. The CDC also recommends the public to stay home, practice social distancing, hand washing, and specifically for those who are sick to isolate for up to 14 days.
26 March 2020
Currently 248 confirmed cases in Oklahoma. Two reported in Mayes county and two in Pottawatomi county.
Confusion over the legal enforcement of the Governor’s emergency executive order prompted the Oklahoma attorney general to issue a formal legal opinion indicating that a violation of the governor’s executive order on coronavirus (COVID-19) is an arrestable offense by law enforcement officers and violators are subject to misdemeanor fines and jail time.
In order to protect the health of the public and reduce the number of staff in the office, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) will temporarily suspend lobby and mail application services for Vital Records until further notice. This includes the offices in Oklahoma City, McAlester and Tulsa.
25 March 2020
Governor Stitt issued an amended emergency order 3/25 exercising local powers to identify certain businesses as critical sectors of economy to remain in operation with restrictions. In order to find out whether your business is allowed to continue its operations, please visit the link below.
24 March 2020
The Pryor City Council will hold a special meeting on 3/24 at 6:00 p.m. to consider issuing emergency ordinance placing mandatory restrictions on certain activities and businesses to protect public health.
In one week from 3/17 to 3/24 the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed cases has risen from 17 to 106.
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced today 3/24 an Executive Order advising people to stay at home and to avoid groupings of 10 or more people. Do not visit nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities.
Oklahoma Governor Stitt issued an Executive Order impacting citizens primarily as follows:
- People 65 years of age or older and those having serious underlying health conditions are ordered to stay in their home or residence. The only exception is for errands to obtain medication, groceries, fuel or medical appointments.
- All elective surgeries, minor medical procedures and non-emergency dental procedures are canceled until after 4/7/20
- All social gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited.
- All businesses not identified as being a critical infrastructure sector by the Department of Homeland Security located in counties experiencing community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) ordered closed from 3/25 – 4/16
23 March 2020
The first case of COVID-19 has been reported in Mayes County. The State of Oklahoma is working to implement mobile testing sites for coronavirus in all counties of Oklahoma.
22 March 2020
Due to the coronavirus outbreak state and fedaral tax filing deadlines have been extended from 4/15 – 7/15