COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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» The City of Stillwater

The City of Stillwater is working closely with local health officials to receive the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus). For information, visit the local, state, and national health experts listed below.

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» Payne County Health Department

The Payne County Health Department is our local source for health-related information.

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» Oklahoma State Department of Health

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is our state authority when it comes to health-related concerns.

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» Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the national authority for health-related concerns.

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» The City of Stillwater

The City of Stillwater is working closely with local health officials to receive the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus). For information, visit the local, state, and national health experts listed below.

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» Payne County Health Department

The Payne County Health Department is our local source for health-related information.

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» Oklahoma State Department of Health

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is our state authority when it comes to health-related concerns.

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» Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the national authority for health-related concerns.

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  • Information on the Stillwater Regional Airport

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    2 months ago

    A message from Stillwater Regional Airport Director Paul Priegel:

    March 25, 2020

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our passengers, employees and all who use Stillwater Regional Airport continue to be top priority. In recent weeks, passenger numbers nationwide have dropped in excess of 85% and our airport is also seeing similar impacts. Although it may sound counter-intuitive, decreases in passenger numbers are a positive sign of our citizens doing what they can to #flattenthecurve and hopefully reduce the spread of COVID-19. We do understand some still must travel so we wanted to identify measures being taken at SWO...

    A message from Stillwater Regional Airport Director Paul Priegel:

    March 25, 2020

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our passengers, employees and all who use Stillwater Regional Airport continue to be top priority. In recent weeks, passenger numbers nationwide have dropped in excess of 85% and our airport is also seeing similar impacts. Although it may sound counter-intuitive, decreases in passenger numbers are a positive sign of our citizens doing what they can to #flattenthecurve and hopefully reduce the spread of COVID-19. We do understand some still must travel so we wanted to identify measures being taken at SWO should you have travel planned in the near future.

    1. Airport, TSA and Airline staff are disinfecting seating, counters, and other touch points throughout the terminal after each flight.
    2. Sanitation stations are located throughout the terminal
    3. Seating areas have been rearranged and limited to allow for “social distancing”
    4. Self-Serve coffee stations have been temporarily closed
    5. Public information has been posted in restrooms and common areas, reminding how we can all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19
    6. TSA is now allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces in size, per passenger to be allowed in carry-on baggage. For more TSA COVOD-19 exemptions and accommodations please visit their website at www.tsa.gov/coronavirus.
    7. In an effort to keep crowd numbers as low as possible, we ask the non-traveling public to please refrain from visiting the terminal or other public areas of the airport. Those picking up passengers can utilize our designated “Cell Phone Lot” until your passenger arrives and then pull up curbside for passenger pick-up.
    8. Airline Agents and Flight Crews are making extra effort to allow for social distancing in the boarding process and with in-flight seating arrangements. Please understand these processes may be different than you are accustomed to but are done for everyone’s safety.

    As traveler numbers continue to decline we expect the airlines to begin altering schedules or perhaps cancelling those flights with low passenger bookings. We would ask that you please check your flight’s status before coming to the airport. Should you experience a travel disruption and need to rebook or alter your flight plans, please reach out to American Airlines directly. Due to high call volume, American Airlines is providing information and many online assistance options at www.aa.com.

    Our airport family remains committed to all who #FlySWO and appreciate your patience and consideration as we work through this unprecedented time. For any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out at FlySWO@stillwater.org.

  • Support Local Business: an ongoing resource by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce

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    2 months ago

    It's important to continue supporting Stillwater's businesses during this time. Many businesses have made adjustments to accommodate CDC guidelines of social distancing, and even made changes to normal operations to continue providing services.

    The Chamber has compiled an ongoing list of local businesses and their COVID-19 influenced operations. Find it here: https://www.stillwaterchamber.org/page/home/businesses/covid-19/COVID-19-updates

    Other ways you can support local business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic:

    • Buy gift cards for future plans

    • Shop online

    • Order take out

    • Renew your subscriptions and dues

    • Check in with local business owners

    For questions about local event cancellations, Visit Stillwater has an ongoing list: https://www.visitstillwater.org/factstoknow/.

    It's important to continue supporting Stillwater's businesses during this time. Many businesses have made adjustments to accommodate CDC guidelines of social distancing, and even made changes to normal operations to continue providing services.

    The Chamber has compiled an ongoing list of local businesses and their COVID-19 influenced operations. Find it here: https://www.stillwaterchamber.org/page/home/businesses/covid-19/COVID-19-updates

    Other ways you can support local business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic:

    • Buy gift cards for future plans

    • Shop online

    • Order take out

    • Renew your subscriptions and dues

    • Check in with local business owners

    For questions about local event cancellations, Visit Stillwater has an ongoing list: https://www.visitstillwater.org/factstoknow/.

  • Stillwater Public Schools to provide meals to all Stillwater youth

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    2 months ago

    Stillwater Public Schools will be providing daily sack lunches, along with a breakfast for the next day, beginning Monday, March 23rd.

    FREE Meals are available for not only ALL Stillwater students, but ALL children ages 1-18, regardless of free or reduced lunch status. There are no questions or paperwork.

    Children must be present to collect a to-go meal and all meals must be eaten off-site.

    SCHOOL SITES

    • Highland Park, 400 S Drury St, 12-12:30pm

    • Lincoln Academy, 215 E 12th Ave, 12-12:30pm

    • Pioneer Stadium, N Boomer Road, 12-12:30pm

    • Skyline, 1402 E Sunrise Ave, 12-12:30pm

    • Middle School, 2200 S Sangre Rd, 12-12:30pm

    • ...

    Stillwater Public Schools will be providing daily sack lunches, along with a breakfast for the next day, beginning Monday, March 23rd.

    FREE Meals are available for not only ALL Stillwater students, but ALL children ages 1-18, regardless of free or reduced lunch status. There are no questions or paperwork.

    Children must be present to collect a to-go meal and all meals must be eaten off-site.

    SCHOOL SITES

    • Highland Park, 400 S Drury St, 12-12:30pm

    • Lincoln Academy, 215 E 12th Ave, 12-12:30pm

    • Pioneer Stadium, N Boomer Road, 12-12:30pm

    • Skyline, 1402 E Sunrise Ave, 12-12:30pm

    • Middle School, 2200 S Sangre Rd, 12-12:30pm

    • Will Rogers,1211 N Washington St, 12-12:30pm

    BUS DELIVERY

    • Boomer Creek, 320 E McElroy, 11-11:30am

    • Crestview Estates, 2323 E 6th Ave, 11-11:30am

    • Eastgate, 800 Eastgate St, 11:45am-12:15pm

    • The Links, 4599 N Washington St, 11-11:30am

    • OSU FRC, Walnut & McElroy, 11:45am-12:15pm

    • Park West, 1824 Dobi Ln, 11:45am-12:15pm

    • Southern Woods Dog Park, 600 W 12th Ave, 12:30pm-1pm

    • Tag Agency, 702 S Western Rd, 11:45am-12:15pm

    • Whispering Hills, 3102 S Husband, 11-11:30am

    Participation may require adjustments to this schedule. We will keep you updated on any changes.

    See the map and find more information: http://sps.blue/covid19

  • Listen in: City employees discuss COVID-19 on latest podcast episode

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    2 months ago

    A new episode of the FYI Stillwater Podcast is out today, and you don't want to miss it. Listen to Assistant City Manager Paula Dennison and Human Resources Director Christy Luper discuss COVID-19 and the Stillwater Community.

    Listen on:

    FYI Stillwater is the official podcast of Stillwater, Oklahoma, where residents can find information and insight about their community. Learn about FYI Stillwater and the City's other civic engagement platforms at http://stillwater.org/page/home/government/civic-engagement-initiatives.


    A new episode of the FYI Stillwater Podcast is out today, and you don't want to miss it. Listen to Assistant City Manager Paula Dennison and Human Resources Director Christy Luper discuss COVID-19 and the Stillwater Community.

    Listen on:

    FYI Stillwater is the official podcast of Stillwater, Oklahoma, where residents can find information and insight about their community. Learn about FYI Stillwater and the City's other civic engagement platforms at http://stillwater.org/page/home/government/civic-engagement-initiatives.


  • Using Stillwater's Parks & Trails during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    2 months ago

    Using the community parks & trails to stay healthy during this time? Here's some tips:

    • Social distance, even outside. Stay 6 feet from others at all times.
    • Use the restroom before & bring a water bottle-- Stillwater park restrooms & water fountains are closed.
    • Do not visit if you are exhibiting symptoms.
    • Playground equipment is not sanitized by the City. Bring your own wipes & wash hands before & after.

    Using the community parks & trails to stay healthy during this time? Here's some tips:

    • Social distance, even outside. Stay 6 feet from others at all times.
    • Use the restroom before & bring a water bottle-- Stillwater park restrooms & water fountains are closed.
    • Do not visit if you are exhibiting symptoms.
    • Playground equipment is not sanitized by the City. Bring your own wipes & wash hands before & after.
  • Key Reminders

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    2 months ago

    PROCLAMATION FAQS

    The mayor issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency within the City of Stillwater on March 15, 2020, and two supplemental proclamations were issued on March 16, 2020, and March 17, 2020, establishing additional restrictions.

    On March 23, 2020, a fourth proclamation was issued with additional restrictions effective beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, until 12:01 a.m. on April 5, 2020. The April 5 date has been extended to April 15 by Governor Stitt's executive order as announced on March 25.

    Organized Gatherings of 10 or more people

    Beginning at 5 p.m...

    PROCLAMATION FAQS

    The mayor issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency within the City of Stillwater on March 15, 2020, and two supplemental proclamations were issued on March 16, 2020, and March 17, 2020, establishing additional restrictions.

    On March 23, 2020, a fourth proclamation was issued with additional restrictions effective beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, until 12:01 a.m. on April 5, 2020. The April 5 date has been extended to April 15 by Governor Stitt's executive order as announced on March 25.

    Organized Gatherings of 10 or more people

    Beginning at 5 p.m. on March 24, organized gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited.

    • Does this apply to churches? Yes
    • Does this apply to funerals? Yes
    • Does this apply to retail establishments? See “Retail Establishments” below.
    • Does this affect conference centers? Yes, an organized gathering or conference of over 10 people is prohibited.
    • Does this affect office buildings? No, but businesses are strongly encouraged to take appropriate measures to protect its employees.
    • Does this affect parks, trails and opens spaces? No. However, allow six feet between people at all times.

    Personal Services

    Beginning at 5 p.m. on March 24, beauty shops, barber shops, health clubs or spas, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, massage parlors, and nail salons will not be allowed to operate or open to patrons.

    • Does this apply to medical facilities that provide physical rehabilitation and massage therapy services? No
    • Does this include Pilates and yoga studios? Yes

    Entertainment Venues

    Beginning March 18, all gyms, fitness facilities, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling alleys, skating rinks, private clubs, bars, and lounge will be closed.

    • It does not include outdoor parks or golf courses at this time, although group activities should be limited in number.

    Restaurants

    Beginning March 18, restaurant dining rooms and other dine-in services such as food courts and buffets will be closed to the public. We do encourage food pick-up and delivery options.

    • Does this include coffee shops? Yes, they are considered restaurants
    • Can patrons come inside to pick up orders or must they be delivered at curbside? Curbside pickup is strongly encouraged and preferred, but pick-up can be accomplished inside.
    • Does this include the bar portion of restaurants? Yes.

    Retail Establishments

    Beginning at 5 p.m. on March 24, retail establishments, including but not limited to, grocery stores, pharmacies, warehouse stores, big box stores, gas stations, farmers markets, or food pantries that provide or sell food products or household staples will establish controls to require a minimum of six feet of distance between patrons in lines in front of and inside stores. Such controls may include, but not limited to, requiring each patron to take a shopping cart or placing markers on the floor. We strongly urge such businesses to consider and implement measures they can take to protect themselves and the public.

    • Does this apply to dispensaries, vape lounges and businesses such as small independent loan companies? Yes. This applies to all retail businesses remaining open during the duration of the emergency declaration.

    How will this be enforced?

    Violations may result in a $560 fine. The police will be responding on a complaint basis.