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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.
TSA Mandatory Mask Directive Starts Tomorrow
TSA Mandatory Mask Directive Starts Tomorrow
Starting tomorrow (01-02-21) at 12:00am the new TSA (Transportation Security Administration) will require all persons using public transportation to wear a face mask. This will include: aircraft, bus, train, boat as well as any other type of public transportation. You'll have to wear a mask both in the terminal and while being a passenger. The mandatory face mask mandate will be in effect from 02-02-21 until 05-11-21 and may be extended depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic is going.
Oklahoma Could Make Masks Mandatory Statewide!
Oklahoma Could Make Masks Mandatory Statewide!
Oklahoma Democratic State Rep. Jason Lowe has just introduced a new bill. HB 2192 which is being called the "COVID-19 Save Lives Response Act" would make face masks mandatory throughout the state in every county and every town. It would also limit the number of people to 10 total at all nonessential gatherings. There's also a $1,000.00 fine associated with non-compliance to certain mandates listed within the new bill. This is all in response to the state's increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Lawton Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Local Business Survey
Lawton Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Local Business Survey
If you're a local or area business the Lawton, Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from you. They're asking that you take a quick survey online about how COVID-19 has impacted your business or organization. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and all information obtained will remain confidential. This will help the city determine the best possible response to assist local and area businesses going forward.
Oklahoma’s COVID Vaccination Protocol Should Be the National Standard
Oklahoma’s COVID Vaccination Protocol Should Be the National Standard
Last week the Comanche County Health Department held it's first COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Great Plains Coliseum in Lawton and at the Community Center in Altus. Both locations provided vaccinations to those 65 years of age or older for Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout in the state and the Nation. Another vaccination clinic will be scheduled as soon as more vaccine becomes available.
Oklahoma COVID Vaccination Portal Now Open
Oklahoma COVID Vaccination Portal Now Open
The OSDH (Oklahoma State Department of Health) has launched their new COVID-19 vaccination portal. It will be used as a scheduling tool to help Oklahomans determine when they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and help them schedule an appointment when it is their turn. This will be the fastest and easiest way to get in line and request a vaccination and stay up to date with the various phases.
Lawton, Fort Sill COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Details
Lawton, Fort Sill COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Details
The City of Lawton held another virtual Town Hall meeting yesterday (12-10-20) on the city's official Facebook page. The event featured a panel of health experts and community leaders to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in Lawton, Fort Sill. There was also a Q&A session with community leaders and healthcare professionals. If you missed it, we have the all the details and the video for you.
ABC News and GMA Report Live From Lawton on COVID-19 Cases
ABC News and GMA Report Live From Lawton on COVID-19 Cases
Yesterday evening (11-17-20) ABC News was in Lawton, Fort Sill reporting live from local hospitals about the recent surge in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. November has seen the biggest spike since the beginning of the pandemic and so far there are over 2 million new cases of the virus just this month and we still have 2 more weeks to go. The dreaded second wave has started and it's overwhelming our hospitals.

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