Lets work together: slowing the spread of COVID-19

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The City of Stillwater is in the midst of an epidemic

Stillwater's community spread of the COVID-19 virus has warranted state health officials to consider Stillwater in the midst of an epidemic. Residents should take all precautions to limit the spread of the disease as identified by CDC Guidelines and regularly check for City, state, and federal updates to stay informed.



Talk to us. How can we slow the spread of COVID-19?

We know we are #StillwaterStrong. But how exactly can we work together as a community during the pandemic?

We know the key precautions:

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Monitor your health

Got anything to add? This is your place to share your experiences, thoughts, and ask any questions related to COVID-19. Your community and its government officials are listening. Look below. Get involved.




The City of Stillwater is in the midst of an epidemic

Stillwater's community spread of the COVID-19 virus has warranted state health officials to consider Stillwater in the midst of an epidemic. Residents should take all precautions to limit the spread of the disease as identified by CDC Guidelines and regularly check for City, state, and federal updates to stay informed.



Talk to us. How can we slow the spread of COVID-19?

We know we are #StillwaterStrong. But how exactly can we work together as a community during the pandemic?

We know the key precautions:

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Monitor your health

Got anything to add? This is your place to share your experiences, thoughts, and ask any questions related to COVID-19. Your community and its government officials are listening. Look below. Get involved.



Questions? Ask!

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    Hello! I know right now we have City Ordinance requiring face masks in certain situations, as well as City Proclamation that was extended through the end of this month to social distance inside restaurants. My question is, after the 31st when the Proclamation ends, won't the purpose of the mask not be relevant if we aren't social distancing? I understand we are recommended to wear masks until seated at restaurants, but if we are seated closer than 6ft, taking off the mask to eat kind of defeats the purpose since the tables would be closer. I didn't know if it was being discussed at extending the proclamation, so we would continue to social distance; but I concerned the whole issue with the masks, will be no longer relevant. Thank you!

    Sdermer asked 3 months ago

    The face-covering requirement runs through Nov. 30.  Here is the link to the Ordinance: http://stillwater.org/files/news-releases/covid-19/ordinance-3452/Ordinance-3452.pdf 

    The Proclamation  Declaring a State of Emergency July 14, 2020, ends July 31; however, it may be extended. Here is a link to the document: http://stillwater.org/files/news-releases/covid-19/Proclamation-Declaring-State-of-Emergency-Amendment-071420.pdf 

    We'll know more once we get closer to July 31.


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    Not sure if this is where I’m supposed to comment about the upcoming mask meeting, but I just wanted to share some things to think about beforehand. Thanks! 1st link is an interview of an infection control expert. https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/view/cloth-masks-are-useless-against-covid-19 2nd link is her actual opinion piece with over 50 scientific studies referenced. https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/04/commentary-masks-all-covid-19-not-based-sound-data This last link is a study on how masks may not protect as well as some think for source control so 6’ social distancing may not be a good distance measurement even while wearing masks. https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0015044

    StillwaterResident asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for sharing.


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    What is the status of hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Stillwater?

    drengr asked 4 months ago

    The best place for this kind of information is the State Department of Health's dashboard: https://looker-dashboards.ok.gov/embed/dashboards/79 


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    Are current/daily Covid-19 hospitalization numbers readily available for SMC? Online or by phone?

    WayShields asked 4 months ago

    This information not kept up to date for the public because it is constantly changing. The best place for data is the Oklahoma State Department of Health's dashboard: https://looker-dashboards.ok.gov/embed/dashboards/79 


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    Why aren't gas stations sanitizing their pumps and keypads?

    Rosebud4you2 asked 4 months ago

    I don't think that is addressed by local or state guidelines; however, they do have a place for you to wash your hands after getting gas.


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    Is the text of Ordinance No. 3452 available online?

    PClark asked 4 months ago
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    I have a question needing clarification for churches. The plan states that masks must be work while in the facility. on FAQ, the question was asked "when do I need to wear a mask? That answer stated that you needed a mask These items are copied from STillwater.org 1. Required Face Coverings 1Q1. When do I need a face covering? 1A1. All employees and residents are required to wear a face covering when they are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from others while visiting any public business or venue in Stillwater. Acceptable face coverings include R95, P95, dust masks, procedural masks, cotton bandanas, neck gaiters, running buffs and some tightly woven scarves. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. Due to the difficulty of conducting and participating in church services while wearing a mask, is it not possible to wear the mask only when you cannot maintain the prescribed 6 ft. of distancing for example when entering the building and until in your seat. Please clarify this point in a public manner. Thank you

    gagenlu asked 6 months ago

    The new proclamation says everyone but the person performing the service should have on a mask and practice social distancing. Thank you.


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    Not so much a question but the manufacturing plants we have in Stillwater draw people from multiple surrounding counties with a high average age of employees. I hope you will consider asking these businesses to do the ethical thing to protect their employees and shut down for a couple weeks.

    Borenchris asked 7 months ago

    Manufacturing plants are to follow the Governor's emergency proclamations. Here is a link: http://stillwater.org/files/news-releases/covid-declarations/1921.pdf.pdf 

    I've also included a link to the CISA guidelines: https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce 

    Thank you for asking.

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    Is Oklahoma requiring privately owned labs to report testing and results?

    bubbleofearth asked 7 months ago

    Contact the Oklahoma State Department of Health at https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/ or call 877.215.8336 or 2-1-1 for more information about all things related to testing.

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    I don't have a job right now my workplace has closed. My utility bill is coming up and I'm worried about making that payment on time. Are there any plans in place to waive late fees or give us extra time on those bills?

    tori914 asked 7 months ago

    Your utility bill will have to be paid, but City Council acting as the Stillwater Utilities Authority has waived late fees and will not shut off utilities for lack of payment. If you are unable to pay your bill, please contact Utility and Billing Services so a payment plan can be made on your account.