June 5, 2020: Chickasha Fire Fighters Test Positive for COVID-19
On Friday, June 5, the City of Chickasha confirmed that more than one Chickasha Fire Fighter has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Due to the nature of fire work, other fire fighters may have been exposed and could be asymptomatic coronavirus carriers. Those who may have been exposed have been tested and are being closely monitored for symptoms.
Anyone who attended the IAFF and PFO sponsored Voter Registration Drive on May 30 or the Chickasha City Council Meeting on June 1 is encouraged to closely monitor themselves for symptoms due to high fire fighter attendance at these events.
If you have a fever, cough, experience shortness of breath or begin exhibiting other coronavirus symptoms, you are encouraged to contact your doctor. Governor Kevin Stitt has stated that any Oklahoman wishing to do so may get tested.
Through June 19, an appointment will be required to meet with our City Manager, City Clerk, Community Development department or to conduct other business at City Hall, with the exception of making a utility bill payment. Utility bill payments may be made in person, online, by mail, by using the kiosk located inside of Homeland, or by using the drop box south of City Hall.
The Special City Council Meeting and Public Hearing on the fiscal year 20-21 budget will be held as scheduled on Monday, June 8. All individuals attending the meeting will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The meeting is also streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 3, and comments may be sent ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CDC Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings
- The only official, vetted communication sources for the City of Chickasha are as follows: chickasha.org, facebok.com/ChickashaOK, twitter.com/ChickashaOK and instagram.com/ChickashaOK.
If you need to call 9-1-1 for assistance and believe you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please tell the dispatcher so our first responders can take appropriate safety measures. Please do not go to the Fire Station or Police Department if you believe you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; instead, call to request help. The safety of our community remains our first responders’ top priority.
The City of Chickasha is committed to doing all we can to help our customers, employees and community at large navigate this uncertain time. We encourage citizens to remain calm and take precautions including frequently washing your hands for 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, clean frequently touched surfaces, and stay home if you feel unwell. Citizens are encouraged to follow CDC guidance on how to help protect themselves from COVID-19.
Mayor Chris Mosley and Chairman of the Grady County Commissioners Board Ralph Beard issue joint letter to citizens
On behalf of the City of Chickasha and the Grady County Commissioners, we would like to take a moment today to provide encouragement and guidance as we walk through the coronavirus pandemic together.
First, we must note how proud we are of our county’s first responders. Chickasha Police, Chickasha Fire, the Grady County Fire Department and the Grady County Sheriff’s office are working diligently to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our communities. We would be remiss if we did not mention the doctors, nurses and others in the medical field who live and work in our area. The sacrifices these professionals make for our community can put their own safety at risk, and we would like to express our sincere appreciation for their commitment, especially during this time.
Due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Grady County, Chickasha is included in both the statewide measures and the measures requiring restaurants to provide take-out and delivery options only, the closure of all bars, and the closure of all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector.
As a reminder, the City of Chickasha falls under the direction of Governor Kevin Stitt’s Executive Order 2020-07. As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., all non-essential businesses must close their doors for 21 days.
It is the City of Chickasha’s obligation to enforce Executive Order 2020-07. We hope to do so with as minimal contact as possible. We ask that you read the order and follow it. While the City of Chickasha will be looking for voluntarily compliance, the Chickasha Police Department is authorized to use the full force of the law to enforce Governor Stitt’s Executive Order.
Read Executive Order 2020-07: https://bit.ly/3dpWEBv
We realize that some employees, such as defense contractors, may have a letter from their employer stating that they are considered essential personnel. We encourage you to keep any letters from official government sources, as well as employee IDs for health workers and others in critical infrastructure businesses, with you, so that if you are detained, we can verify the validity and allow you to move on to your destination.
If you believe that a business is operating outside of the Executive Order, do not call 9-1-1. Instead, you may call the non-emergency number at (405) 222-6050.
Gatherings of 10 or more people in any public space, including parks, will be asked to disperse if found. The Executive Order does not prohibit individuals from taking care of necessary tasks, such as shopping for essentials, picking up medication and exercising.
- We’re asking Businesses, Restaurants and Individuals to help #FlattenTheCurve.
- What is community spread and how can we prevent it? Click here for information in English and click here for information in Spanish.
- COVID-19 Guidance for Oklahoma Childcare Facilities