❝We have all been looking forward to this day for a long time. No more screening for eligibility groups, no more need for personal contemplation about whether you are eligible or should get the vaccine.❞ — Keith Reed, deputy commissioner of health
The number of COVID-19 cases in Northwest Oklahoma continues on a downward trend, as five of the Enid area counties, including Garfield, saw a decrease from those reported Friday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Longtime health care worker and volunteer Janet Cordell said she never wanted to be anything but a nurse.
Kadee Jo Ransom won a total three elections during the weeklong, all-virtual session to be named governor of 2021 Oklahoma Girls State.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum found himself in an unenviable position as a politician last year as the COVID-19 pandemic was unfolding worldwide and had finally reached Oklahoma.
ST. IVES, England (AP) — The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday, with half coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K. as President Joe Biden urged allies to j…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks.
Cases in Garfield County increased by two in the past week for 7,815, with five active, a decrease of one since last week, and 7,671, or 98.2%, recovered, according to OSDH. Woods County gained nine cases in the past week, and is now listed as a the moderate (orange) risk county. No cases were reported in Alfalfa, Blaine, Grant, Kingfisher, Noble and Woodward counties, and Major County saw a reduction of one case.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Bergin was already obese and pre-diabetic before the pandemic, and learning she also had high blood pressure made her worry about how sick she might get with COVID-19. She began walking three hours a day, eventually losing 60 pounds.
For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4.
It wasn’t long after Matthew Reed shoplifted a $63 set of sheets from a Target in upstate New York that the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill.
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Two months ago Radha Gobindo Pramanik and his wife threw a party to celebrate their daughter's pregnancy and the upcoming birth of their long-awaited grandchild. They were so happy that they paid little attention to his wife's cough.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Bolstered by catchy slogans like “Your Shot to Summer,” “Vax-a-Million” and “Vax 2 the Max,” nearly 20 states are going all out to woo vaccine-hesitant residents in a bid to boost vaccination rates.
NEW YORK (AP) — Some researchers believe COVID-19 has derailed the fight against HIV, siphoning away health workers and other resources and setting back a U.S. campaign to decimate the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will swiftly donate an initial allotment of 25 million doses of surplus vaccine overseas through the United Nations-backed COVAX program, promising infusions for South and Central America, Asia, Africa and others at a time of …
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – With COVID-19 vaccinations more readily available, employers are considering policies that would mandate workers get the shot, and state legislatures are enacting laws to ban requirements. That's prompted many to question whether businesses can legally require employees to receive the vaccine, and for others – like Cherokee Nation – to offer incentives.
COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma increased by 898 in the past week as 25 deaths were reported in that timeframe, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dangling everything from sports tickets to a free beer, President Joe Biden is looking for that extra something — anything — that will get people to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 shots when the promise of a life-saving vaccine by itself hasn’t been enough.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, groups of Our Daily Bread volunteers led by Deacon Val Ross continued preparing and serving meals — instead of on plates, they'd be put in clamshell styrofoam boxes, then given as to-go orders at the door that otherwise stayed locked.
Oklahoma State Department of Health plans to start a statewide texting campaign to reach Oklahomans with information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Scientists have found clues that the world’s leading COVID-19 vaccines offer lasting protection that could diminish the need for frequent booster shots, but they caution that more research is needed and that virus mutations are still a wild card.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio residents who were recently vaccinated may want to answer their phone Wednesday even if the number isn't familiar. It might be Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on the other end.
As Monroe Elementary School's longtime principal hopes to turn a corner on his path to recovery from COVID-19, students, parents and community members are rallying behind him to overcome the illness’ long-term effects.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A public coronavirus testing site operated by OU Health in Oklahoma City will close on Monday as demand for the tests have declined.
Twenty residents in Northwest Oklahoma, including seven in Enid and one in Waukomis, were among the 373 COVID-19-related deaths the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported in the past week.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A growing number of public schools are using mascots, food trucks and prize giveaways to create a pep-rally atmosphere aimed at encouraging students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer vacation.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India crossed another grim milestone Monday with more than 300,000 people lost to the coronavirus, while a devastating surge of infections appeared to be easing in big cities but was swamping the poorer countryside.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After her company told employees in 2017 to start working remotely, customer service representative Haley Miller decided to break from her lifelong home of West Virginia.
New coronavirus cases across the United States have tumbled to rates not seen in more than 11 months, sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe COVID-19 cases and the spread of the virus.
BOSTON (AP) — A highly contagious disease originating far from America's shores triggers deadly outbreaks that spread rapidly, infecting the masses. Shots are available, but a divided public agonizes over getting jabbed.
Next year, Wheatheart will receive $819,129 for its nutrition project and $61,905 more for its outreach project — a combined 94.48% of LTCA of Enid’s total funds it allocated for external Title III senior services to be provided under the federal Older Americans Act.
A rush of students and parents filled the entrance to the Enid High School gymnasium Wednesday afternoon, their first chance at getting the newly expanded COVID-19 vaccine.
Having been EPS’ honorary, non-voting school board member for the last two school years, Col. Anthony Smith will leave Enid at the end of June to take his new post at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Starting July 1, Smith will begin his 13th assignment as comptroller for the base’s air mobility command.
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health's COVID-19 Risk Level System, 40 Oklahoma counties are in the low, or "yellow,"risk level and 37, including a majority of Northwest Oklahoma, are in the new normal, or "green," risk level. In its weekly report Wednesday, OSDH said one Enid resident and one Watonga resident were among 40 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past week.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after coronavirus shutdowns sent “the city that never sleeps” into a fitful slumber, New York could be wide awake again this summer.
The Chickasaw Nation is currently offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Emergency Operations Facility in Ada and the health clinics in Ardmore and Purcell.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A “large” COVID-19 outbreak at separate Oklahoma City middle and fifth-grade schools prompted school district officials Tuesday to close both campuses for the last week of the school year and return students to at-home learning.
During SHOK — for “students helping other kids” — Week, the Enid High School student council fundraises either for an organization that generally assists children or for specific households experiencing financial difficulties.
Enid Public Schools reported about 1,000 elementary students have been enrolled in summer school. Despite the high figure, class sizes are being adjusted to 10-12 students per teacher. Children would ideally be housed at their home schools with as close to their grade-level teacher as possible.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful cyclone roaring in the Arabian Sea was moving toward India's western coast on Monday as authorities tried to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people and suspended COVID-19 vaccinations in one state.
Oklahoma State Department of Health has identified a cluster of 17 recent cases of the B.1.617.2 variant of COVID-19, with three of those fully vaccinated and two partially vaccinated with Moderna at time of onset.
Enid’s newly opened downtown hotel will pay for “finishing touches” from a $100,000 loan provided by the city’s economic development nonprofit.
Enid city commissioners heard trust authorities’ and city departments’ budget proposals Tuesday night, several of which will continue to have balanced budgets or financial plans going into the next fiscal year, city accounting staff said.
Two Enid residents were among 46 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past week by the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday as Garfield County moved into the new normal, or “green,” risk level for the COVID-19 Risk Level System.
Virtual options such as Zoom meeting ID numbers and passwords, as well as requirements showing which board members will attend virtually, will not be included on city meeting agendas going forward, City Manager Jerald Gilbert said on Monday.
Despite a low turnout at Saturday's vaccination clinic, leaders of the longtime community center in Enid’s predominantly Black neighborhood said they weren’t discouraged, instead thinking of the Garfield County Health Department’s mobile clinic as a springboard for further events and programs at Booker T.
Oklahoma reported 1,593 COVID-19 cases and 44 deaths in the past week and saw a drop in active cases, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday.
This Week's Circulars
The Service celebrating and honoring the life of Thomas "Tommy" Crawford, 74, of Enid are pending under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Condolences and special memories may be made to the family online at WWW.Brown-Cummings.Com
ENID — Celebration of life service for Richard Leroy Wood will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Richard was born 5/28/1932 and passed away on 6/12/2021. www.andersonburris.com
OCTOBER 25, 1926 - JUNE 9, 2021 CANTON — Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Canton Christian Church, with burial at Munice Cemetery. Condolences may be made online at www.piercefuneralhomes.com.
JANUARY 26, 1939-JUNE 8, 2021 CANTON — Wake will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Canton Native American Gym. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Canton School's Multi-Purpose Building.
- New Enid meat company to build facility; county industrial park projects fully funded
- Enid man receives 20 years, 3 partially suspended life sentences for child sex crimes
- 'I’m not giving up on my husband': Vance airman survives COVID-19 with wife fighting for, supporting him
- 3 injured when car, motorcycle collide Sunday in Blaine County
- Drummond names Kokojan, Vestal as basketball coaches
- Hillsdale man injured when motorcycle collides with deer
- ERDA board seeks incentive to fill space in old Kmart building
- Garfield County undersheriff resigns from position
- EPD sergeant suspended after Friday morning arrest
- COVID-19's intermission might be over for NW Oklahoma's silver screens