PURPOSE:  This page is intended to provide information to Woodward County, Oklahoma residents regarding pandemic information worldwide, in the United States, and in Oklahoma. Our goal is to provide updated information regarding local issues that result from the pandemic that could impact your family or business.

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CONTENTS (See columns below for data):

  • GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION - Postings, notifications, etc. for Woodward County, and the communities therein.
  • MEDICAL FACILITIES/NURSING HOMES - Policy changes, visitation rules, etc.
  • SCHOOLS - Policy changes, etc.
  • BUSINESSES
    • Business preparedness recommendations
    • RETAIL OUTLETS - Modified hours, stock information, etc.
  • ​​​CHURCHES - Event notices, cancellations, online service availability, etc.

A Word from C.S. Lewis

Someone recently sent me an essay by C.S. Lewis on "On Living in an Atomic Age" in 1948, as everyone was worried about world incineration. His insight and perspective will do us well.

In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. "How are we to live in an atomic age?" I am tempted to reply: "Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents."

In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage  of us were going to die in  unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors­ anesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.

This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things-praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts-not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.

-    "On Living in an Atomic Age" (1948) in Present Concerns: Journalistic Essays

MEDICAL FACILITIES & NURSING HOME INFORMATION

  • ALL CLINICS/MEDICAL FACILITIESCALL AHEAD IF YOU ARE SYMPTOMATIC OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED, OR HAVE TRAVELED TO AN INFECTED AREA WITHIN THE PAST 2 WEEKS. VISITATIONS TO HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME PATIENTS REMAINS RESTRICTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please call the long-term care or medical facility for further information.​

CHURCHES/WEDDING & FUNERAL VENUES IN WOODWARD COUNTY

City of Woodward/Woodward County, Oklahoma

Department of Civil Defense & Homeland Security

SCHOOLS/DAYCARES

  • NOTE APPLICABLE TO ALL SCHOOLS/DAYCARES IN WOODWARD COUNTY: If symptomatic, or if recently exposed to a symptomatic or infected person, or if recently returned from an infected area, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL/DAYCARE DIRECTLY FOR GUIDANCE BEFORE ENTERING ANY SCHOOL FACILITY. SCHOOLS DISTRIBUTING FOOD TO STUDENTS. PLEASE CONTACT SCHOOL FOR MORE INFO.
    • Fort Supply Public Schools
      • School activities suspended until further notice
    • Mooreland Public Schools
      • School activities suspended until further notice
      Sharon-Mutual Public Schools
      • School activities suspended until further notice
      Woodward Public Schools
      • School activities suspended until further notice
    Guidance for School Administrators

GENERAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

  • STATE OF OKLAHOMA
  • WOODWARD COUNTY GOVERNMENT
    • State of Emergency in effect.
    • If reporting an emergency and a symptomatic patient is involved (medical, fire or law enforcement issue), please advise the dispatcher so that our first responders can be adequately prepared.
    • Woodward County Jail has cancelled in-person visitation indefinitely. Teleconference visitation is available. Ministerial visitation will be allowed, but not with direct contact with staff or inmates.
  • CITY OF WOODWARD
    • CLICK HERE FOR THE EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION AND REOPENING PLAN.
    • Hope Center will be open for distribution, drive-through only, Mondays 1pm-5pm. Donations of food needed. 810 Santa Fe Ave., Woodward.
    • ​If reporting an emergency and a symptomatic patient is involved (medical, fire or law enforcement issue), please advise the dispatcher so that our first responders can be adequately prepared.
    • Please call ahead if you need to visit CIty facilities, and have recently returned from an affected area or have otherwise been exposed within the past 14 days, or are symptomatic.
  • CITY OF MOORELAND
    • Please call ahead if you need to visit CIty facilities, and have recently returned from an affected area or have otherwise been exposed within the past 14 days, or are symptomatic.
    • Sack lunches being served daily at Mooreland library.
  • TOWN OF FORT SUPPLY
    • Please call ahead if you need to visit Town facilities, and have recently returned from an affected area or have otherwise been exposed within the past 14 days, or are symptomatic.
    • Students may pick up meals at either school. Contact school for more info.
    • Food pantry available to Fort Supply residents (as well as donations being taken) 24/7, at Fort Supply Baptist Church recreation center.
  • TOWN OF MUTUAL
    • Students may pick up meals at either school. Contact school for more info.
  • TOWN OF SHARON
    • Students may pick up meals at either school. Contact school for more info.

BUSINESSES IN WOODWARD COUNTY - RESTRICTIONS & REOPENING 

  • NOTE APPLICABLE TO ALL BUSINESSES IN WOODWARD COUNTY: If symptomatic, or if recently exposed to a symptomatic or infected person, or if recently returned from an infected area, PLEASE STAY HOME, and call ahead if you need business assistance. ONLY BUSINESSES DIRECTLY REPORTING SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO HOURS, PROCEDURES, ETC. WILL BE LISTED HERE. Contact us using the "Contact" information in the top-right corner to advise us of changes.