CC)--Due to the recent record number of COVID-19 cases in Garfield County and Enid, the Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will consider a mask mandate during their meeting on Tuesday. The number of active cases in Garfield County now exceeds 700. In Enid, on Wednesday the current cases were 629, with 33 deaths, and 2,653 recovered. Commissioners will meet at Stride Bank Center, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a study session, followed by the regular meeting at 6:30. Both meetings are open to the public.
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CV)— 24 more virus-related deaths and 3,225 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department said 15,948 cases are considered currently active in the state. A total of 187,567 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 in confirmed tests and the total number of deaths increased to 1704. So far, 152,969 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 3,624 more cases considered recovered since Wednesday.
There have been 3762 positive COVID-19 cases, and 37 deaths in Garfield County. 3419 of those cases and all 35 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 865 cases, Major 477, Blaine County is at 366 cases, Alfalfa 368, and Grant 202.
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TL)--City of Enid officials say residents may continue to dispose of tree limbs and debris for free through November 30th at the City Landfill, located at 1313 East Southgate Road. The operating hours are: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. As a reminder, to prepare for removal of debris and tree limbs, residents are asked to do the following:
- Stack tree limbs near the curb away from obstructions like fire hydrants, mailboxes, trash cans, and water meters
- Piles should NOT be below electric power lines or low hanging branches
- Cut tree limbs and logs into sections 10 feet long or shorter
- Set debris and limbs in a separate pile from trash waste pickup
City officials are asking all residents to be patient during this extensive cleanup project as it will take crews several weeks to remove all debris.
CP)--The City of Enid Parks and Recreation presents “Christmas in the Park” at Meadowlake Park for the 2020 holiday season. The event is scheduled for November 28th, December 5th, 12th, and 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event is free for all ages and will be held at Meadowlake Park. Christmas in the Park will be a drive-thru only event this year to keep everyone safe; however, each vehicle will be given a bag of goodies as you enjoy your Christmas cruise. There will be lights and characters posted on both the North and South side of the park. When you enter the park from the North side entrance, you will be greeted by one of many holiday and winter characters such as Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, Rudolph, Frosty, and many more. The City of Enid will also be hosting a toy drive for Toys for Tots and will have a drop-off section for collecting new, unwrapped toys. Check out the Christmas in the Park Promo video: https://youtu.be/LL8kUQGemdU. For more information, contact the Special Events Coordinator at (580) 616-7210 or email@example.com. To check out upcoming events, go to: Enid.org/ParkEvents.
LS)--Distance learning will continue in to early December for Enid Public Schools. As it stands right now, the earliest date for in-person instruction would be Monday, December 7.
SB)--There are two openings on the Enid School Board of Education. Qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the No. One seat and the No. Six seat on the Enid School District Board of Education may file to run at the Garfield County Election Board between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., December 7th through the 9th. Election packets with more information are available at the EPS Administrative Services Center, located at 500 S. Independence.
IR)—The Downtown Ice Rink is now open. As title sponsors, Jiffy Trip and Williams Media Group (My Country 103.1 and Talk 100.9 KGWA) are joining Main Street Enid, the Stride Bank Center and Visit Enid in bringing an outdoor ice rink to downtown Enid. It is located at 400 S. Independence in the parking lot between the Stride Bank Center and the art installation Under Her Wing was the Universe. The rink will be open to the public through January 3.
Operating hours will be 3:00 pm-9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 3:00 pm-11:00 pm Friday, 12:00 pm-11:00 pm Saturday and 12:00 pm-9:00 pm Sunday. Single day tickets will be $12 for general admission, which includes skate rental. A $60 Season Pass and special group and holiday party rates are also available. Tickets are available through the Stride Bank Center ticket outlets including area Jiffy Trips, or on site. Stride Bank Center general manager Kevin Boryzcki adds the arena will provide concessions on site. Visit the ice rink website, SkateInEnid.com, or look for the ice rink on Facebook and Instagram at SkateInEnid.