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CV)— Health officials say Oklahoma has seen 747 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths since Thursday. Data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health released late this morning shows that the state has had 36,487 confirmed cases and 541 total deaths of COVID-19 since March.


There have been 330 positive COVID-19 cases, and four deaths in Garfield County. 308 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 77 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 101 cases, Blaine County is at 45 cases, Major 26, Grant 11 and Alfalfa 4.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results



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*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 2020-07-31 at 7:00 a.m.


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BD)--An Enid was charged this week with a single misdemeanor count of domestic abuse assault and battery. 43 year-old Derrick Germaine Silas, who is the City of Enid's director of communications was arraigned Thursday on the charge, punishable up to a year in prison and/or a fine. According to an affidavit filed in the case, Silas is accused of slapping and punching the male victim on the night of July 24th at a residence in the 1700 block of Wallace Drive. Enid News and Eagle reports Silas appeared free on $2,500 bond and was ordered to return to court Aug. 13 for a bond appearance.


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WE)--There are a number of entertainment option in Enid this weekend. The Stride Bank Center is expecting the first ever celebrity guest appearance at an Enid Comic Con. Sam J. Jones, best known for his role as Flash Gordon, will be at the 3rd annual event Saturday and Sunday. Jones has over 65 films and hundreds of television shows to his credit, including comedic appearances in Ted and Ted 2.  Tickets are $10 per day. To purchase, go to                                    


The FLY Film Festival, will be held virtually at starting this morning. Those who want to "attend" can make a donation and they will be emailed a link. For more information, visit the film festival website. 


'Little Shop of Horrors,' 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military and $9 for students. Face masks encouraged, other COVID-19 precautions in place. To purchase tickets, go to


History Alive! Will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Step back in time with re-enactors at the Humphrey Heritage Village. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


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IL)--The traffic signals at the intersection of North Oakwood and West Willow are currently inoperable due to an automobile accident that destroyed the traffic signal control cabinet Thursday morning. The intersection is functioning as a 4-way stop until a new cabinet is secured and installed. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with extreme caution in this area during the construction effort. 


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SS)--Secondary parents and students are asked to mark their calendars for Enid Public Schools’ schedule and mask pick-up.  Secondary schools will have pick-up at the following times:


Enid High School

9th Grade                     August 7                      1-4 p.m. (Freshman Orientation will be a later date)

10th Grade                   August 7                      9 a.m.-12 p.m.

11th Grade                   August 6                      1-4 p.m.

12th Grade                   August 6                      9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Middle Schools

6th Grade                     August 7                      8-11 a.m.

7th Grade                     August 7                      1-4 p.m.

8th Grade                     August 7                      1-4 p.m.


Students will report to their respective schools to pick up their schedules and masks. EPS will host a Meet the Teacher day on August 11 for new students, returning students will meet their teachers virtually through google classroom. Visit for information about going back to school. Classes begin on August 13.




IC)--Enid Public Schools has canceled planned immunization clinics for students due to a rise in the number of COVID-19 across the state. According to a statement on the district's website,, due to the increase in the state Passport Health and the Oklahoma Caring Van have cancelled the upcoming immunization clinics for this year. Students who are needing immunizations will need to go to the Garfield County Health Department or their personal health care provider prior to school starting Aug. 13. The Health Department is allowing one parent/guardian, with a mask, to be present with the student. No appointment needed.




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 The Enid Public library is located at 120 W Maine, Enid, OK 73701.




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