Message from the Mayor
Friday, May 08, 2020
RESOLUTION NO. 2020-03
A RESOLUTION RESCINDING CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION NUMBER 2020-01 AND RESOLUTION NUMBER 2020-02.
WHEREAS, the City Council did on the 17th day of March, 2020 adopted Resolution No. 2020-01 and on the 3rd day of April, 2020 adopted Resolution No. 2020-02 to control the spread of COVID-19 virus pandemic.
WHEREAS, on the 24th day of April, 2020 Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt enacted the Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) Plan. “From the beginning it has been my intent to protect the health and lives of Oklahomans, especially our vulnerable populations, and mitigate the impact to Oklahoma’s economy,” said Gov. Stitt. “As we begin to responsibly implement this measured response to open Oklahoma’s economy back up, we will continue to prioritize the safety of our people and base all decisions on the data in our state.”
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor of Idabel, Craig Young, that Resolutions No. 2020-01 and No. 2020-02 hereby be rescinded and declared null and void as of May 8, 2020.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Idabel City Hall will open the doors on Monday May 11, 2020. The hours will be 8:00am to 4:00pm, all vulnerable individuals should continue to use the night box, drive thru and/or call the city hall during open hours for any service needed during this phased opening.
CURFEW, the City of Idabel will no longer be enforcing the 10:00pm thru 5:00am curfew, the City will continue to enforce the curfew for minors as outlined in the Code of Ordinances in section 10-415.
The Idabel City Hall has and will continue to be cleaned as required by cleaning protocols. All individuals entering the City Hall should expect additional screening, this may include temperature checks and maintaining social distancing during your visit.
Idabel COVID-19 Updates
Protecting the health of all Idabel is our top priority. The City of Idabel is taking measures in consultation with and at the direction of, County public health officials to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is emphasizing that currently COVID-19 poses a potentially serious public health threat, the risk to individuals is dependent on exposure. For the general population in Idabel, the risk of infection of COVID-19 has changed to HIGH, with one case confirmed in Mccurtain County as of April 03 2020.
Most common symptoms include:
- Cough or shortness of breath
COVID-19 is most likely spread from droplets from coughing and sneezing, and symptoms may appear in as few as two days, or as long as 14 days, after exposure.
There is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19, however, most people with this infection will recover on their own. For patients who are more severely ill, hospitals can provide supportive care.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider immediately.
April 03, 2020
MAYORAL RESOLUTION NO. 2020-02
Mayoral Resolution No. 2020-01 was passed by the Idabel City Council in regular session, March 17, 2020, in which the City Council granted broad powers to the Mayor to enact Ordinances to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus pandemic among persons living and/or visiting in Idabel.
There is now a documented COVID-19 virus infection in McCurtain County.
BE IT ADOPTED BY THE MAYOR OF IDABEL, OKLAHOMA, concerning new curfew
Hours due to the corona-19 virus. To follow the federal/CDC/State/ OK Gov Stitt/OK Health Dept
Rules and regulations to stop the spread of this virus, by the powers vested in me by the Idabel City Council by resolution passed March 17, 2020, Mayoral Resolution No. 2020-01, as Mayor of Idabel, Oklahoma, I, Craig Young, Mayor of Idabel, hereby declare an Emergency for the public health and welfare of the people of Idabel, and impose a “curfew” upon all citizens and vehicle traffic upon private and public areas and the city streets of Idabel, from 10:00pm until the following 5:00am, with the only exceptions being for personal safety and wellbeing.
Emergency Clause--- As Mayor, I hereby declare an Emergency so this Ordinance becomes effective immediately upon my signature, on this 3rd day of April, 2020, at 4:00 pm.