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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southwest Oklahoma: Cancellations, News, and Helpful Links __________________________ On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practiceexternal icon for naming of new human infectious diseases.

Lawton City Council Postpones Discussion On Mandatory Mask Ordina
Yesterday the city council met to hear arguments both for and against the city's mandatory face mask ordinance. The mask ordinance went into effect back on July 17th (07-17-20) when the council passed the new mandate and it remains in effect currently. Those apposed asked the council back on Ju…
Beware There's a New Scam in Lawton
It looks like a new scam is making it's rounds here in Lawton, Fort Sill so be aware and whatever you do don't fall for it. If you've been on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram lately you may have seen or heard about this. Hopefully you haven't been scammed already.
Lawton Public Schools Release COVID-19 Safety Procedure Videos
LPS (Lawton Public Schools) release several COVID-19 safety procedure videos yesterday. They loaded them to their official LPS TV YouTube channel and sent them out via text message as well. If for some reason you didn't receive the text and haven't seen the videos yet we have them for you.
What's Your Choice: Traditional School or Virtual Learning? [POLL
As a parent or student what will be your decision for the 2020/2021 school year? Will you choose traditional or virtual schooling? That's the choice each person will have to make when enrolling and preparing for school this year. There's pros and cons to each choice and it won't be an…
5G Cell Towers DO NOT Spread COVID-19
It's sad when a video like this is even necessary, but here we are. Recently conspiracy theorists are convinced that 5G cell towers are spreading the Coronavirus. Now as ridiculous as all this sounds to us sane, rational and normal people there are some who firmly believe this and have even at…
Alabama School Principle Does Song Parody About COVID-19
An Alabama school principle has gone viral with his ant-viral rendition of M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch This." Dr. Quentin J. Lee created a music video for his school to remind students and faculty about the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of wearing a mask, social distancin…
School District's PSA Video On Reopening Plan Called Apocalyptic
Last week the Manatee County School District in Florida released a PSA video with details on how they would be handling reopening the schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video has caused quite a bit of controversy and one parent even remarked that it looked "apocalyptic" or like &quo…
Guy Experiments To See If Face Masks Really Work
If like myself you've been concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically you've been wondering if all these face masks that we're now required to wear are actually working. Pondering the question "Are they effective at slowing or stopping the spread of Coronavirus?&qu…
City of Lawton Addresses 2020 Fall Sports
It's the question we keep hearing and the one most people want an answer to. Will there be sports this Fall? Students, parents and sports fans a like all want to know what the plans will be and how the City of Lawton Parks and Recreation Department will be handling sports and other group activi…
Lawton Issues Mandatory Mask Order
The Lawton city council voted today (07-17-20) in favor of a mandatory face mask order. The new ordinance will require all citizens to wear a mask or covering while in public. With the recent increase of positive COVID-19 cases in the state and county the city of Lawton is taking steps to help slow …
Kohl's Will Require Customers to Wear Face Masks Starting Monday
Another store can be added to the list that will require face masks to be wron in order to enter and shop. Kohl's announced yesterday evening that like Walmart they would also start requiring customers to wear face masks or coverings while in the store. The new policy will go into effect this M…

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