COVID-19 Alerts

◄ Back
March 15, 2020 8:00 AM

COVID-19 Information & Preparedness

Update 3/31/2020: Jackson County Health Department
Standing Up Mobile Testing for COVID-19

The Jackson County Health Department in partnership with the City of Altus, Jackson County Emergency Management, and other community partners will provide a COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic. Supplies are limited and testing will focus on high risk individuals. View more information, including dates and locations at:
Jackson County Health Department
Standing Up Mobile Testing


Update 3/26/2020: New Emergency Orders from Mayor Jack Smiley
New emergency orders, issued March 26th, 2020 by Mayor Jack Smiley, can be viewed here. The emergency proclamation is in effect until April 7th, 2020, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., for further consideration and possible action. These emergency orders incorporate orders from Governor Kevin Stitt and Mayor Jack Smiley.

MARCH 26th, 2020, EMERGENCY ORDERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM JACK SMILEY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ALTUS, OKLAHOMA

Update 3/24/2020: Attorney General Hunter Issues Consumer Alert on At-Home Coronavirus Testing
Attorney General Mike Hunter's notice on fraudulent "at-home" Coronavirus tests can be viewed in the third image on the right (click the down arrow to scroll to additional images).

Update 3/23/2020: Revised Emergency Orders from Major Jack Smiley
Revised emergency orders, issued March 23th, 2020 by Mayor Jack Smiley, can be viewed here. The emergency proclamation is in effect until April 7th, 2020, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., for further consideration and possible action.
ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY ORDERS FROM MAYOR JACK SMILEY

Update 3/23/2020: Additional Resources
Additional resources on COVID-19 can be found here:
COVID-19 Resources

Update 3/20/2020: Additional Emergency Orders from Mayor Jack Smiley
Additional emergency orders, issued March 20th, 2020 by Mayor Jack Smiley, can be viewed here. The emergency proclamation is in effect until April 7th, 2020, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., for further consideration and possible action.
ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY ORDERS FROM MAYOR JACK SMILEY

Update 3/19/2020: Emergency Orders and Recommendations from Mayor Jack Smiley AMENDMENT
The updated Emergency Proclamation, issued March 19th, 2020 by Mayor Jack Smiley, can be viewed here. The proclamation is in effect until April 7th, 2020, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., for further consideration and possible action.
EMERGENCY ORDERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM JACK SMILEY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ALTUS, OKLAHOMA

Update 3/17/2020: Price Gouging
We have had some inquiries earlier today regarding how to report price gouging in your area. Please forward this to your locals. To report, call the Attorney Generals office at 405-521-2029 or email at consumerprotection@oag.ok.gov. You can also call the Altus Emergency Management Office at 580-318-2457.

Update 3/17/2020: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Business owners please fill out this form. If funds become available, we need to be ready. For questions please call the Altus Emergency Management Office 580-318-2457.
A form is now available for businesses to submit their impacts due to COVID-19. We are asking businesses to submit the form via damage.ok.gov. A link is also available on our homepage oem.ok.gov.
Please share this information with any businesses impacted in your area.

Situational update for the Corona Virus or COVID-19:
The president has issued a disaster along with Oklahoma Governor Stitt. The COVID-19 is an illness that can affect anyone of any age, however the high risk category effects people over the age of 65 and people that have compromising health issues. As of today we have 10 cases in Oklahoma with one of the cases located in Jackson County.

The Oklahoma Department of Health has issued the following information;
If you have COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness, fever coughing please stay home and limit person to person engagement. If you have these symptoms please go to your doctor, call first, so they can take the precautions needed to protect health care staff.
Avoid mass gatherings especially crowds over with 50 people. Gatherings include conferences, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings and other types of assemblies.
Wash your hands often with sanitizer or soap and water.
If we all work together and follow the guidelines, we can possibly slow the spread or flatten the curve of the virus. For more information please call the National number toll free at 1877-215-8336 or email coronavirus.health@ok.gov You can also call the local health department at 580-482-7308.

Altus Emergency Management
Wayne Cain


COVID-19 Information & Preparedness

Since March 6th, there have been ten positive cases of COVID-19 (as of the posting of this alert). Out of those ten cases, one is in Jackson County. The City of Altus hopes to educate and support Citizens in regards to COVID-19. We encourage citizens to follow credible information on this matter, which can be found through the following resources, or click the first image to expand it for more info:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Oklahoma State Department of Health
• COVID-19 Oklahoma Call Center: (877) 215-8336

View a GIS Map of COVID-19 cases here.

Information via the Center for Disease Control & Prevention:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
• CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
• Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 through an individual or through travel, and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness (such as cough or difficulty breathing), call your healthcare provider immediately. Learn more about steps you should take here.

covid full photoCharlie Hannema email: Federal Loans Next Photo
Facebook Twitter Email