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VT)--The Garfield County Health Department has scheduled a large-scale Covid-19 testing event for Tuesday.

                                                           COVID-19 Testing Event

                                                  Garfield County Health Department

                                                           Tuesday, July 7, 2020

                                                    2501 Mercer Dr. Enid, OK 73701

                                                                (580) 233-0650

Residents are asked to call and register and schedule a time slot. Slots for residents calling Tuesday are subject to availability. COVID testing will be nasal swab. Insurance is not required and there is no charge for testing. Any resident is welcomed to test whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic.


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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday evening. According to the agenda, Commissioners will hold several public hearings dealing with topics including commercials medical marijuana growing, and the rezoning of several properties. In other business, the commission will deal with items pertaining to a skate park, public records, consider approving a 2-year collective bargaining deal with the Enid Police Department, and address a number of contracts for goods and services. Prior to the regular meeting, Commissioners will meet in study session to discuss a proposed project to renovate and reopen the Trail Drive-In, and the transition from the Animal Control Department to Animal Welfare. Tuesday’s study session will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference Room. The regular meeting at 6:30 in Council Chambers of the City Administration Building. Both meetings are open to the public.

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CV)--One new death and 434 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 16,362 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths is up to 399. A total of 1,686 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 368 patients in the hospital as of Thursday.


There have been 82 positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 80 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 47 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 33 cases, Blaine County is at 17 cases, Major 8, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results



Confirmed Positive Cases


*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 7/2/20)


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 7/2/20)


Currently Hospitalized (As of 7/2/20)


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


Deaths in the Past 24 hours


Total Cumulative Deaths


*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health. As of 2020-07-06 at 7:00 a.m.

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CS)--Enid police are seeking information about a recent theft. Sometime around July 1st, someone stole about $125,000 worth of copper cable in the 800 block of North 66th Street. According to Enid Police, five 50-foot spools of 2-inch black plastic coated copper cables were taken. Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of the crime or any other crime is urged to call Garfield County Crime Stoppers at 580-233-6233, text your tip to “274637”.  Just type Enid and then your message in the text box, or go to the website, www.Enid.org/CrimeStoppers and submit a tip anonymously. You can earn a reward up to $1,000.00. You will not be required to testify and will not be identified.

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SR)--Despite a significant downturn in oil and gas production tax collections, Oklahoma's economy showed improvement in June. State Treasurer Randy McDaniel recently released the monthly Gross Receipts to the Treasury report. Total receipts in June topped $1.1 billion and were below collections from June 2019 by $56.4 million, or 4.9%. This is marked improvement from April and May. Twelve-month collections, reflecting economic performance during fiscal year 2020, total $13.01 billion and are down by $585.5 million, or 4.3%, from fiscal year 2019.

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LB)--The Enid Public Library, in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Loaves & Fishes, will be offering Lunch Bunch each week, Monday through Friday through August 14. Lunches will be served from noon to 1:00 p.m. behind Mercy House (located at 1714 S 4th Street) to anyone up to 18 years old. For more information about this and other programs, visit the library’s website at enid.okpls.org. The Enid Public library is located at 120 W Maine, Enid, OK 73701.

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FF)--Senior and low-income residents in the Enid area can receive free electric box fans thanks to a partnership between OG&E, RSVP of Enid, United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma, The Salvation Army of Enid and Stride Bank. Christy Baker, Executive Director of RSVP of Enid said, the partnerships will allow 250 fans to be dispersed to the homes of the area’s most vulnerable.

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DL)--Autry Technology Center's "Dare to Lead" luncheon has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. July 9 in the Stride Bank Center Grand Ballroom. Facilitator Linda Clark will present a "fast-paced preview of the future of leadership through the lens of bravery and courage," according to a press release. Registration for the luncheon is $39 per person. For more information about the event or to register, visit autrytech.edu/daretolead or call (580) 242-2750.



BB)--Enid’s first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Saturday, July 11th at Enid Fire Department between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.  All donors will receive special-edition Boots & Badges T-shirts. To show your support for the firefighters and law enforcement officers, make an appointment to donate blood at obi.org



BB)--The Stride Bank Center will host the OnPoint Hoops Classic on Saturday, July 11th. Youth Basketball Skills Camp begins at 2:00 pm. The Women’s All-Stars will take on College Elite at 4:00 pm and the Oklahoma Outlaws will take on the Denton Prowlers at 6:00 pm. Also, don’t miss the dunk contest featuring some of Oklahoma City’s top athletes! Tickets are $25 for floor seats, $10 for adults and $7 for kids. The Youth Skills Camp is free with the purchase of a game ticket. Tickets on sale now at StrideBankCenter.com, 855.TIX.ENID or at the Stride Bank Center Box Office.



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