The pandemic is causing significantly increased levels of stress and anxiety, according to one mental health official, triggered by constantly feeling like we're in a state of emergency.
More than 50 deaths, including 5 reported Monday, have been linked to the coronavirus COVID-19 in Oklahoma as the number of cases continued to rise, but at a reduced rate, according to the latest numbers from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Oklahoma Blood Institute is looking for plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes of treating patients who have contracted the virus.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma reached 1,252 on Sunday, April 5, 2020, with an additional four deaths connected to the virus for a total of 46 deaths in the state, according to the latest report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Trey Daman said inmates need to learn accountability for their own actions, and people shouldn’t enable them by making excuses for them. But, he said people should also realize, for many inmates, a word of encouragement or support may be a first for them.
Oklahoma City-based retail craft store giant Hobby Lobby announced Friday it will close all of its remaining stores and furlough nearly all store employees and a large portion of its corporate and distribution employees.
Five residents of a nursing home in Norman have died of complications from COVID-19, accounting for most of the deaths in long-term care facilities statewide, Oklahoma State Department of Health reported after inquiries from Oklahoma Watch.
The Cherokee Nation holds onto a crucial piece of tribal culture through its remaining 2,000 native speakers, a majority of whom are 50 and older. The youngest fluent Cherokee speaker is 35, which means the language faces potential extinction as older members die.
Gary Lillie, manager at Golden Oaks Village, said the restrictions are necessary, but nonetheless have left residents feeling “very depressed, very discouraged.” Here's how you can help ...
The facility west of Enid, near the U.S. 412 and Oklahoma 132 South intersection, can hold up to 10,000 cattle. Last year it hosted auctions for 46,000 head. Projections for 2020, even with the COVID-19 pandemic, are forecast at 50,000 head.
❝This is unchartered territory. I’m 69 years old and I’ve been through five oil and gas depressions, but I’ve never been in this territory before. This is a double whammy no one has seen before. Nobody can make money at $25 a barrel.❞ — Mike Cantrell, chairman of Postwood Oil in Ada
“We hope such a buyer would retain our employees for its operations. In the event that is not the case, we will assist with job searches, unemployment registration, and other benefits.” — Vince Trotta, president of GEFCO
“You like to see some positives, but it’s just bleak right now. That’s the overreaching attitude of the whole country. There are a lot of things that are up in the air and uncertain." — Trent Milacek, northwest area ag economics specialist for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
“Going outside and looking at the gardens is the best way to deal with cabin fever. Looking at the flowers and plants, it will stimulate all of our senses and make you feel better.” — Master Gardener Kathryn Redding
With his plans to expand his operation, and due to the labor-intensive process of growing a marijuana crop, Joey Meibergen said he’s constantly looking for more workers. "In the middle of the coronavirus crisis, when people are laying off workers, I’m still trying to hire people.”
“We are steadfastly committed to doing everything we can to assist the most vulnerable in our communities as we all work through this unsettling and difficult time together. Simply put, it’s the right thing to do, and I strongly encourage other businesses to join this effort.” — NextEra Energy Chairman and CEO Jim Robo
The King Plains wind project is well underway in eastern Garfield and Noble counties and, once completed, will add 88 new turbines to Oklahoma’s power grid.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma has topped 1,000, with an additional four deaths connected to the virus for a total of 42 deaths in the state, according to the latest report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
According to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in these first few days of a waiver for CACFP being approved, Denny Price Family YMCA saw the highest total average of children come through for meals, averaging 100 plus each night.
Texas Tavern employees Chris Dobe (left) and Nick Moore wait for take out orders on Monday night, March 30, 2020. Though customers are tipping well, and the diner is still open 24-7, Moore said they are making a quarter to a third less than what they normally do in tips.
Many school districts must quickly learn how to navigate the growing digital divide and social inequities abruptly exposed by the state’s COVID-19 outbreak.
Attorney General Mike Hunter issued a warning Friday about potential fraud to Oklahomans awaiting their economic impact payments from the federal government.
On a day when the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma neared 1,000, Garfield County Health Department hosted a drive-through testing clinic Friday at Chisholm Trail Expo Center, conducting 98 tests, a Health Department official said.
Local funeral homes and their clients are adjusting to tightened restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, and preparing for the likelihood conditions will get worse.
Garfield, Grant, Kingfisher and Major counties all reported new cases of COVID-19, as the official total of positive test results nears 1,000 in Oklahoma, according to the state health department on Friday, April 3, 2020.
The Virtual Spring BioBlitz!, hosted by Oklahoma Biological Survey, captures nature sightings throughout the month of April and highlights Oklahoma’s natural diversity.
Archbishop Paul Coakley issued the call to prayer March 31, asking the church’s “lay faithful” to join him in an online prayer service, 3 p.m. April 5, Palm Sunday. The service will be live-streamed at https://www.archokc.org/live.
People move about in Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York March 16, 2020. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, bu…
Forgotten Ministries, 1714 S. 4th, is offering evening meals for anyone in need. The ministry has set up three ways for people to receive food at the facility.
Enid Public Schools' support personnel were assured Thursday they would receive pay during ordered school closures when a memorandum of understanding was reach by Enid Board of Education and Enid Support Personnel Organization.
Oklahoma State Department of Health's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program has implemented an online application for new and existing clients in order to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
With distance learning classes beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, Enid Public Schools has rolled out a Distance Learning Hub for parents/guardians and students.
Three more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Northwest Oklahoma, while the state's overall count rose by 22% in a day to 879, with four additional deaths, according to the state health department on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
RSVP of Enid teamed up with Tyson Foods and local volunteers to distribute 40,000 pounds of protein Wednesday to 42 nonprofit agencies and churches from across Northwest Oklahoma.
All non-essential businesses statewide must now close even if there are no locally confirmed cases of COVID-19, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday.
This Week's Circulars
- 5 residents at Norman nursing home have died of COVID-19
- Hobby Lobby to furlough employees, close all stores, including Enid's
- Enid Police Department Blotter
- Police seeking ID of shoplifter
- Cherokees relish newfound respect despite threats
- OSDH: 2 new COVID-19 cases in Garfield County, as cases and deaths increase in Oklahoma
- 2020 VISION: Garfield County cannabis operation is growing and looking for workers
- UPDATED: 3.6 quakes shake Enid area
- 2020 VISION: Astec seeking to sell Enid manufacturer GEFCO
- 'Second Chance Month' highlights need to help inmates successfully reintegrate to society