Covid-19 Coronavirus

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southwest Oklahoma: Cancellations, News, and Helpful Links __________________________ On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practiceexternal icon for naming of new human infectious diseases.
Bed Bath & Beyond Closing Stores Due to Pandemic
COVID-19 has claimed another National chain that will be closing stores due to the pandemic and it's negative economic impact. Bed Bath & Beyond announced that it will be closing over 200 stores in the U.S. and Canada over the next few years. Recently they listed the first 60 stores that wi…
Mayor Stan Booker and Councilman Jay Burk Facing Recall?
Lawton city Mayor Stan Booker and Ward Four City Councilman and Mayor Pro-tem Jay Burk could be facing a recall. A local group called the Freedom Defense Alliance is organizing and collecting signatures on a petition to begin the recall process for both the mayor and the councilman.
AMC Patriot 13 IMAX Reopens in Lawton!
It's been six long months now since we've been able to go to the movies. Theaters across the country had to close down temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Well we have some good news. The AMC Patriot 13 IMAX theater has reopened in Lawton!
Sara Lee Bread Store in Lawton Has Closed
Sadly another business in Lawton, Fort Sill is closing. The Sara Lee Bread Store located at 2701 S.W. Lee Blvd is closing it's doors for good. While there isn't a whole lot of details on the closing, we're pretty sure the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns had a lot to do with it. We&apo…
Chick-fil-A Reopens Today After COVID-19 Shutdown
The Chick-fil-A on Cache Road is back open today (08-19-20) after being temporally shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns. The entire restaurant has been completely strip cleaned inside and out and thoroughly sanitized after last week's exposure to the Coronavirus. They'll be open from 10:30am …
Chick-fil-A on Cache Closed Due to COVID-19
Remain calm, all's well, there's certainly no need to panic. Yes, the Chick-fil-A on Cache road has closed temporarily due to COVID-19 exposure, but will re-open soon. Maybe as soon as next week, or the week after. We wish all involved and the entire staff at Chick-fil-A on Cache all the b…
Lawton City Council Postpones Discussion On Mandatory Mask Ordina
Yesterday the city council met to hear arguments both for and against the city's mandatory face mask ordinance. The mask ordinance went into effect back on July 17th (07-17-20) when the council passed the new mandate and it remains in effect currently. Those apposed asked the council back on Ju…
Beware There's a New Scam in Lawton
It looks like a new scam is making it's rounds here in Lawton, Fort Sill so be aware and whatever you do don't fall for it. If you've been on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram lately you may have seen or heard about this. Hopefully you haven't been scammed already.
Lawton Public Schools Release COVID-19 Safety Procedure Videos
LPS (Lawton Public Schools) release several COVID-19 safety procedure videos yesterday. They loaded them to their official LPS TV YouTube channel and sent them out via text message as well. If for some reason you didn't receive the text and haven't seen the videos yet we have them for you.
What's Your Choice: Traditional School or Virtual Learning? [POLL
As a parent or student what will be your decision for the 2020/2021 school year? Will you choose traditional or virtual schooling? That's the choice each person will have to make when enrolling and preparing for school this year. There's pros and cons to each choice and it won't be an…
5G Cell Towers DO NOT Spread COVID-19
It's sad when a video like this is even necessary, but here we are. Recently conspiracy theorists are convinced that 5G cell towers are spreading the Coronavirus. Now as ridiculous as all this sounds to us sane, rational and normal people there are some who firmly believe this and have even at…

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