From schools being closed to shortages in the stores, COVID-18 is having an impact on Henryetta and the area.
virusHenryetta students will have at least until April 6 following a directive from the state Department of Education.
Along the same line, Henryetta’s city hall has locked its doors until further notice. Any business will be conducted by phone, email or by going to the drive-up window.
Okmulgee County courthouse is open but anyone visiting there has to have their temperature taken as a check for fever. The court clerk is asking people to pay any fines through the online payment system at www.odcr.com or mail them in. The jury trial originally set March 23 has also been canceled.
Nursing homes in Henryetta have instituted a no visitor policy to protect their residents.
Hillcrest Henryetta are restricting visitors to only one per patient and all visitors will be screened before given access to the hospital and may be masked.
This week Okmulgee County commissioners issued an emergency proclamation calling the coronavirus “a threat to the safety and welfare of the County and creates an emergency that requires immediate attention.” It directed the Okmulgee County Emergency Management Service to put the county emergency operation plan into effect.
During the time school is out, Henryetta students will be able to get one meal delivered by bus.
Superintendent Dwayne Noble said the buses will be running their regular routs starting at 9 each morning. Students who ride the bus will be given a breakfast/lunch meal. While classrooms are empty, custodians will be doing a deep clean and sanitizing the buildings in preparation for school to resume.
Noble said the decision by the state has also impacted sports and could even affect other end of school activities.