An Enid native and Air Force spouse currently living under quarantine in Italy is warning locals in her hometown to take the coronavirus seriously, and to be prepared.
The number of Oklahomans who have died after contracting COVID-19 nearly doubled to 15 Saturday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The state has procured 10,000 COVID-19 test kits but will continue to prioritize its public health supply for Oklahomans who already are hospitalized or classified as most vulnerable to the virus, officials said during a Friday briefing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coro…
Enid Mayor George Pankonin on Friday signed an amended emergency declaration to take effect Saturday night that outlines several new procedures, including a stay-at-home order, closure of non-essential businesses and closure of city of Enid facilities.
Now, more than ever, we need our brave doctors and nurses, emergency workers, police, grocery store employees and restaurant workers to keep us safe, socially distant and healthy.
These tiny lights of love and beauty cannot be hidden in the present darkness, and they will leave more than shadows when this is all over.
The state Health Department has confirmed or is investigating suspected cases of the novel coronavirus in eight care facilities in Oklahoma.
The number of people around the world who have contracted the coronavirus has surged past 500,000, and the United States tops the list, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
Effective immediately, Stride Bank customers will have access to their payroll and government direct deposits up to two business days early.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday morning he expects approval by the Republican-led Senate later in the day.
In an effort to prevent further spread of coronavirus on military installations, Vance Air Force Base joined all other U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense bases in elevating its Health Protection Condition (HPCON) on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to shutter schools for the rest of the school year, ordering districts across the state to develop and release distanced-based learning lessons starting April 6, 2020.
The 15th annual HANOR Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ, traditionally held downtown the last weekend in April has been rescheduled to August due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 state emergency and global pandemic.
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, local health officials are asking the public to help avoid unnecessary testing, and for local companies to help produced needed medical supplies.
Attorney General Mike Hunter issued a consumer alert Tuesday after receiving reports of people attempting to sell at-home tests for the coronavirus.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma remained critically low on COVID-19 testing kits even as the governor pushed forward with his ambitious plan to open mobile testing sites in four cities.
All non-essential businesses in 19 counties must close by the end of Wednesday, Oklahoma’s governor announced Tuesday.
Three persons who have tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 in Oklahoma have died as the number of cases jumped to more than 100 in the state, according to the latest figures Tuesday morning from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Enid Public Schools is developing a plan to provide distance learning for students after it was announced Monday that State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will recommend schools remain closed for the rest of the semester as the state continues to deal with the COVID-19 p…
Her speech quickens and her heart races as Sarah talks about the spread of COVID-19 and how it could affect her brother, whose medical history makes him more vulnerable to infection.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Education leaders are dusting off an obscure pandemic law allowing public school teachers and administrators to collect a paycheck while schools are shuttered the next two weeks amid the worsening COVID-19 outbreak.
Several local nonprofits are stepping up to expand their services, to provide deliveries of food, medicine and other essentials for those who need to be isolated at home.
A number of Enid businesses are bracing for the impact of a mandatory three-week closure, after an emergency declaration issued by the city of Enid on Friday, March 20, 2020.
Elder said there have been rumors circulating that animals were going to be euthanized due to the coronavirus emergency, but there is no truth to the rumors.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma increased to 106 as of Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020, more local events were being postponed and businesses were taking steps to protect their customers.
Northern Oklahoma College will transition to online classes beginning March 30. NOC will continue to follow its academic calendar with the last day of the spring semester,May 8. All final grades are due May 11.
Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is canceling two upcoming events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks it poses to public health.
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Oklahoma health officials said they’ve ordered the maximum supply allotted — 500 more kits — but federal officials won’t give them an arrival date.
Garfield County commissioners passed an emergency declaration Thursday. March 19, 2020, for public access to the Garfield County Court House and all other Garfield County facilities.
Both hospitals have asked that any patients coming to the emergency room with flu-like symptoms call the hospital before arrival and wait to be met by medical staff before entering the facility.
An Oklahoma man in his 50s has died after testing positive for the coronavirus, marking the state's first death linked to the virus, Tulsa Health Department officials announced Thursday.
Vance public affairs stressed as of Thursday morning there are no positive COVID-19 personnel on the base but said, "The base has chosen to err on the side of abundant caution and implement more stringent health protection measures."
After the COVID-19 test was deemed negative the man was released Thursday morning from St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.
Oklahoma’s public schools are unlikely to reopen this school year, multiple officials with the state Department of Education have told The Frontier.
Walmart Supercenter, 5505 W. Garriott, and Neighborhood Market, 1018 N. Cleveland, will shorten hours further starting today as part of a national effort by the corporation during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Concern among Americans that they or a loved one will be infected by the coronavirus rose dramatically in the past month, with two-thirds of the country now saying they’re at least somewhat concerned about contracting the COVID-19 illness.
The continued closure of schools as state officials react to the spread of COVID-19 no doubt is going to cause problems for many people. Parents need to make arrangements for child care and other important issues.
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SEILING - You will be able to watch a stream of the service on our Facebook page, Shaw and Redinger Funeral Homes at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2020, from the First Christian Church, Seiling.
March 18, 1960 - March 27, 2020 Due to current circumstances regarding public gatherings, a private immediate family graveside service for Terry Robert Cooper, 60, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Hennessey Cemetery officiated by Rev. Chris Gordon. Arrangements are by C…
August 13, 1923 - March 28, 2020 Wilma Evans, age 96, of Enid, passed from this life on March 28, 2020. Service arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Wilma was born to John Day and Mamie (Alcorn) Day in rural Grant County, Okla. She was preceded in death by her …
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