County Health Department Wellness Newsletter

With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rising across the state, the County Health Department asks the public to follow Governor Kevin Stitt "Safer at Home" executive order to stop the spread of COVID-19. This order advises:

  • No gatherings in groups larger than 10 people.
  • vulnerable populations and those over the age of 65 to stay home until April 30.
  • non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases to temporarily suspend services until April 16.

On both statewide and municipal levels, individuals can still leave for essential errands such as to grocery stores or pharmacies. Please call 2-1-1 or visit covidresources.ok.gov for resources and information.

CDC also recommends the public to:

  1. stay at home,
  2. practice social distancing,
  3. practice handwashing and personal health hygiene,
  4. individuals who are sick should self-isolate from the public and other household members for 14 days

EMERGENCY CHILDCARE: The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City (including Stillwater) is offering daily, weekday childcare to parents who work in Essential Critical Infrastructure who are required to report to work and do not have access to other care. This service is in place to assist during this community crisis and is a temporary function of the YMCA. Learn More and Register at ymcaokc.org/emergencychild care of call 405-224-0655.

Fact or Fiction Blog: "Help, My Kids Have so many Questions!" 

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You may be encountering many more questions than you feel prepared to answer. We know this is a dynamic situation and want to provide you with some tips, tools and resources that can help you navigate questions on #COVID19

  • Consider your audience. Focus on facts, and keep explanations simple for younger audiences. For your pre-teen and teen audience, acknowledge they are likely gathering their own information and be ready to point them towards reliable, science-based facts.

  • Share with them ways they can help, like everyday activities they can implement to help slow the spread. Hand-washing, covering mouths when coughing, practicing social distance, are all simple ways you can help your kiddos feel like they are part of the solution.

Read blog here: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/articles/help-my-kids-have-so-many-questions

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COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WELLNESS NEWSLETTER

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