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Pending COVID-19 Cases in Nowata County

Mar 23, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has made its way into the area and possibly into Nowata County. Emergency Management Director Laurie Summers alerted the public at Monday’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Summers talks about the ongoing situation. Summers says in most cases there is delay ... read more »

All Oklahoma Casinos Shutting Down

Mar 23, 2020

According to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association all gaming officials have announced a temporary shutdwon of all casinos. Each individual tribe decided to join in making this decision in the interest of public health. OIGA Chairman Matthew L. Morgan said in a statement: "Nothi ... read more »

Mayor, City Manager Talk Emergency Meeting on KWON

Mar 23, 2020

It is a decision that Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland is not taking lightly. Tonight, at 7 p.m. during an emergency city council meeting, Copeland will declare a State of Emergency for the city in response to Covid-19, the coronavirus deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization.  ... read more »

Pawhuska Begins Serving Meals to Students Free of Charge

Mar 23, 2020

Pawhuska Public Schools will begin offering free breakfast and lunch for any student under the age of 18. Breakfast will be served at the Elementary circle drive from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served at the Elementary circle from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals will also be delivered to ... read more »

No New Cases of COVID-19 Reported Locally on Monday

Mar 23, 2020

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Monday, there are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washington County. On Sunday, a second individual in Washington County tested positive for the virus. The OSDH says there are still no reported cases of COVID-19 in Nowata and Osage ... read more »

Washington County Judges to Report as Needed

Mar 23, 2020

More preventitive measures are being announced at the Washington County Courthouse. At this time the courthouse is closed to the public. District Judge Linda Thomas made further announcements: "The Washington County judges and staff will report to work on an "as needed" basis o ... read more »

Governor Stitt Amends Executive Order to Continue Taking Proactive Measures Regarding COVID-19

Mar 22, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt Saturday issued an amendment to Executive Order 2020-07 to allow University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University labs to perform COVID-19 testing, allow nurses with inactive licenses to quickly get recertified, allow nurses to practice regardless of tax compliant st ... read more »

Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland to Declare State of Emergency

Mar 22, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council will hold an emergency meeting Monday during which Mayor Dale Copeland will declare a State of Emergency for the city in response to Covid-19, the coronavirus deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The meeting will begin shortly after 7 ... read more »

Retrieval for Items Left by BPS Students on Monday

Mar 22, 2020

Bartlesville Public Schools will allow emergency retrievals from items left in school before Spring Break for a seven-hour period on Monday. It will be a “grab-and-go” event.  Items like a Chromebook left by a middle or high school student can be retrieved in limited groups w ... read more »

COVID-19:2nd Washington Co. Resident Tests Positive

Mar 22, 2020

A second Washington County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus as of Sunday.  An additional person has passed away from the virus--a male in his 50's from Pawnee, OK--bringing the total deaths from COVID-19 in the state to two. Results continue to arrive from th ... read more »

BPS to Provide Free Meals to Any Child

Mar 21, 2020

Any child ages 1-18 can pick up free breakfast and lunch thanks to Bartlesville Public Schools on weekdays.  Pickups will be available to-go only from both Central Middle School and Madison Elementary. Breakfast will be given out from 8:00-9:30 AM with lunch from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.  ... read more »

Rogers State - Online Classes Remainder of Spring

Mar 21, 2020

All instruction at Rogers State University will move to online-only for the rest of the spring semester.  RSU made the announcement to students at all campuses in an email on Saturday afternoon.  Citing concerns about COVID-19, the university will have all courses delivered elec ... read more »

Dewey Schools Getting Meal Program in Place for Students

Mar 20, 2020

All Oklahoma schools will be closed for the next two weeks due to the concerns of the coronavirus. Dewey Superintendent Vince Vincent says one of the major problems with schools being closed is students not being able to get daily meals that they rely upon. Vincent says they are doing what they a ... read more »

BPS Has Plans in Place Amid School Closure

Mar 16, 2020

The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to authorize the closure of all Oklahoma schools at an emergency board meeting on Monday afternoon. The closure will run from Tuesday March 17th to April 6th. Bartlesville Public Schools Superintendent Chuck McCauley says the school system has been brac ... read more »

53 Statewide COVID19 Cases; No New Cases Locally

Mar 21, 2020

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Washington County was announced on Thursday, and as of Saturday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health still says one individual has tested positive for the virus. Executive Director Kary Cox (pictured) with Washington County Emergency Management said ... read more »