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CV)--The Garfield County Health Department and area medical volunteers held a COVID-19 vaccination event at Oakwood Mall today. The event was only for those who previously made a reservation. It was the third such event designed to serve area residents 65 and older. According to a Health Department officials, COVID-19 vaccine distribution events will continue to be held weekly by appointment, with reservation registration opening each Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. for the following Monday. Vaccination events also are being held in Alfalfa, Blaine, Canadian, Grant, Kingfisher, Logan and Major counties. These events are currently only open to first responders, health care workers and people 65 and older.

                                                 --00— 11  Jan  21  4p

 

CN)—14 more virus-related deaths and 3,885 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. As of Saturday, 99,373 vaccine doses have been administered in the state. There are currently 43,163 active COVID-19 cases statewide, with 1926 people hospitalized for treatment of the virus as of Friday.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

01.11.21

 

Cases

335,247

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 01/08/21)

2,499,916

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 01/08/21)

2,827,122

Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations (As of 01/08/21)

1,773

Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations (As of 01/08/21)

153

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

18,885

Total Cumulative Deaths

2,775

 

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. As a result, counts are subject to change. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health. As of 2021-1-11 at 7:00 a.m.

 

There have been 6058 positive COVID-19 cases, and 46 deaths in Garfield County. 5341 of those cases and 43 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 1623 cases, Alfalfa 987, Major 792, Blaine County is at 762 cases, and Grant 436.

 

                                                 --00— 11  Jan  20  11a

 

CE)--After serving 10 years as Northern Oklahoma College president, Cheryl Evans will retire June 30.  NOC made the announcement Friday evening. Prior to her position at NOC, Evans served 17 years at Northwestern Oklahoma State University as an instructor and chair of the communication department on the Alva campus then led the NWOSU-Enid campus. The NOC Board of Regents will approve Evans’ resignation at the Jan. 25 board meeting on the Tonkawa campus. The board will launch a national search for her replacement.

 

                                                 --00— 11  Jan  21  7a

 

SB)--Enid Public Schools is celebrating School Board Recognition Month. January is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma's more than 2,700 elected school board members for their dedication to children and schools. "Providing Enid’s children with a quality education is the most important investment we can make," said Dr. Darrell Floyd, Superintendent of Enid Public Schools. "School Board Recognition Month is a time to say thank you to board members for selflessly volunteering their time and talent to our students and staff.” EPS board members bear responsibility for an annual budget of $77 million, over 7,400 students, 1,037 employees and 17 schools. The men and women currently serving on the EPS Board are Colin Abernathy, Rev. Joe Blackwood, Frank Nelson, Matt Sampson, Torry Turnbow, Kyle Whitehead, and Vance Air Force Base honorary member Col. Anthony Smith.

 

                                                 --00— 11  Jan  20  11a

 

RC)--City officials say the 100 block East Cherokee, between 2nd and Grand will be closed for the next three weeks to allow the installation of a new water line. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic detour and control signs and to drive with caution in this area during the construction effort.

 

                                                 --00— 11  Jan  20  4p

 

VP)--The Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine scheduler portal is now available for pre-registration. The department launched the COVID-19 vaccine scheduler portal to notify Oklahomans when they’re eligible to receive the vaccine and provide more information on how to schedule an appointment. Oklahomans can visit this portal at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov, but appointment scheduling will not be available until Thursday. Health officials said currently only Oklahomans who are 65 and older, health care workers and/or first responders will be able to schedule appointments. As the state advances in its phased approach to vaccine distribution, the system will notify and allow individuals in additional priority groups and phases the opportunity to schedule their appointment.

 

                                                 --00— 07  Jan  20  7a

 

SD)--The pickup of debris resulting from the ice storm in late October will be ending January 15th.  Free drop off at the City landfill will discontinue at this time also. You should contact the city as soon as possible about any debris piles that have not been picked up. In addition, the city is looking at tree limbs that are broken but still connected creating a safety risk. Contact the city to report any safety concerns that require City removal.

 

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