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4-7-20

First COVID-19 case

confirmed in county

The Beaver County Health Department, along with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), announced the first confirmed case associated with COVID-19 in Beaver County.

Public health officials are working to conduct an investigation and identify any close contacts who may be at risk. Although this is the first confirmed case in the county, it is known that community spread is in Oklahoma and all residents are urged to stay home, wash their hands frequently and stay at least 6 feet away from others.

"We are all in this together," said Regional Director Terri Salisbury, "In order to get through this, it is very important for people to stay home and only go out for essential errands such as groceries or medical supplies. We need everyone to help us by doing their share of social distancing."

In accordance with Governor Stitt’s Executive Order, all Oklahomans who are 65 years of age or older, or children and adults with weakened immune systems, are instructed to shelter at home until April 30 unless they are getting groceries and prescriptions, or taking a walk for daily exercise. While home, it is important to clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops, phones, keyboards and light switches on a daily basis.

 

 

4-3-20

To the citizens of Beaver,

I want you to know that the Town Board and myself as Mayor and our staff have been to meetings almost daily with professionals concerning this worldwide virus. The steps we are taking are done with much thought and knowledge that we gain from the professional medical and legal information,

The steps for this is NOT readily available to our community or to anyone in Oklahoma. The best thing you can do is social distancing and stay away from group activities.

We have closed the Town office, services are available by calling 580 625 3331, and our transportation is also not running at the current time. This was done to help protect our citizens and staff.

We what to express our appreciation to our Grocery businesses and other retail business for their attempt to provide product to our community and the extra cleaning that is going on to help stem this situation.

This Virus emergency will not be ending in two weeks. I would hope a month maybe but very well could go on months.

Please check with doctor’s office and hospital before just showing up if possible.

We will make it through this if we all try to respect each other’s space, and all work together.

We would like to thank everyone for their understanding during this time of health emergency.

Mayor

Kirk A. Fisher

 

RESOLUTION DECLARING EMERGENCY

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-R01

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to be a global pandemic; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States of America has declared an infectious

disease National Emergency Declaration to combat COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Oklahoma has declared a State of Emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma; and

WHEREAS, health professional and researchers have determined COVID-19 is spread by human contact and interaction; and

WHEREAS, practicing methods such as social distancing is believed to slow the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the spread of COVID-19 is a disaster affecting life, health, and safety of city residents and non-residents alike; and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned conditions constitute a threat to the safety and welfare of the Town of Beaver, and create an emergency situation within the meaning of Section 683.3, Oklahoma Emergency Act of 2003, as amended;

NOW, THEREFORE, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY STATE LAW, I, Kirk Fisher, MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF BEAVER, OKLAHOMA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM AND DECLARE:

SECTION ONE: A state of emergency exists within the corporate limits of the Town of Beaver, Oklahoma.

SECTION TWO: This resolution shall become effective 12:01 am, March 26th, 2020.

SECTION THREE: This state of emergency shall continue until the Oklahoma State Department of Health states we are no longer in a medical pandemic.

SECTION FOUR: Public gatherings of 10 or more people on town owned property is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

SECTION FIVE: City pool will not be opened while these measures are in effect.

SECTION SIX: City Hall will be closed to public, but will still be in operation conducting business by telephone, drop box or online while these measures are in effect.

SECTION SEVEN: Drop site temporary hours of 8 am – 12pm, 1pm - 5pm Monday - Saturday

SECTION EIGHT: Authorizing and or directing the City Manager

-1- Close public CITY OWNED facilities where practical, or as directed.

2- To modify work schedules as needed to ensure continuity and employee safety. 3- To invoke special protocols to limit the risk of exposer to city employees. 4- To establish mandatory disinfection protocols for all city employees and city facilities. 5- To be able to take action or create steps necessary to preserve the integrity of city operations due to the COVID-19 Virus.

SECTION NINE: These measures will take effect on MARCH 26th 12:01am and shall stay in effect until the Oklahoma State Department of Health states we are no longer in a medical pandemic.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS 25 DAY OF MARCH, 2020.

Mayor Kirk Fisher

Shannon Mitchell
City Clerk

Because of the Coronavirus and the effort to avoid large gatherings of people,

The Beaver County Chamber of Commerce

announces that the

2020 Cimarron Territory Celebration

& World Championship Cow Chip Throwing Competition

has been postponed.

It is planned to be combined with the

 County Fair in September.

Questions? Contact the chamber at 580-625-4726

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Wildfire burns 30,000 acres,

8 homes lost in Beaver
(Officials thought there were 7 homes lost and found another on Southwest of
Beaver moving the total to 8)

A large wildfire that started four miles west of Elmwood on the north side of Highway 412 burned into the southwest corner of Beaver, destroying seven total homes and nearly 30,000 acres in its path.

The fire started around 10 a.m. and was still smoldering Monday morning despite a bit of rain in the area Sunday. According to the Oklahoma Forestry service, the preliminary number of acres burned is 29,120.

This fire occurred nearly three years to the day of the devastating Starbuck Fire in March of 2017.

"Our trucks couldn’t catch the fire," said retired firefighter Alan Clark, who was among the hundreds of volunteers coordinating and working to keep everyone out of harms way. "We were able to save most of the community of Beaver, and we are terribly sad for those who did lose their homes and property."

Beaver Fire Chief Jon Elfers, who himself was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation Saturday, reported that there were 122 grass rigs, 40 tender trucks, three dozers, 18 graders, 488 fire personnel (90 percent volunteers) and 24 semi tankers responded to the fire. Responders came from Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas - not to mention the EMS, law enforcement and civilian volunteers.

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