COVID-19 Information

March 29, 2020 - Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, City Manager John Blish has signed Emergency Executive Order 2020-02 requiring Shelter-in-Place for all residents and closure of all Non-Essential Businesses in the City of Catoosa. City officials are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Oklahoma Health Department to slow the spread of COVID-19. The proclamation takes effect March 30, 2020 at 11:59 AM.

March 25, 2020 - As the City of Catoosa continues to seek measures to protect our citizens and employees from potential exposure to COVID-19, we will keep City Hall closed until March 31, 2020.  Utility payments can be made online or deposited in the overnight dropbox on the north side of the building. Citations can be deposited in the overnight dropbox on the north side of the building.

March 20, 2020 - Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, City Manager John Blish has signed an emergency order limiting and closing certain commercial businesses in the City of Catoosa. City officials are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Oklahoma Health Department to slow the spread of COVID-19. The proclamation takes effect March 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM. 

March 19, 2020 - As the City of Catoosa continues to seek measures to protect our citizens and employees from potential exposure to COVID-19, we have closed City Hall until March 26, 2020.  Utility payments can be made online or deposited in the overnight dropbox on the north side of the building. Citations can be deposited in the overnight dropbox on the north side of the building.

  • We will not be turning off water service to citizens in the month of March for non-payment to ensure everyone can follow CDC best practices for hand washing and hygiene. No late penalties will be added during the month of March for non-payment.
  • The Community Center has cancelled all events indefinitely.

Preparation and Prevention

  • Here’s a guide from the CDC about preparing your household. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home and avoid contact with others when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Try singing "Happy Birthday" twice, because that’s about how long it takes. It’s especially important to wash your hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Healthy people don’t need a face mask for protection from any respiratory disease, including COVID-19. Masks are for people showing COVID-19 symptoms to prevent spreading it to others, and for health workers or others taking care of a sick person in a close setting like a home or health care facility.
  • Other states and countries with significant outbreaks have taken steps like closing schools for weeks at a time, and encouraging businesses to close. Make a plan for how you and your family or business would need to adapt to a similar situation if it becomes necessary.
  • Be prepared, not scared. Find more information on how to make a plan and build an emergency kit for any emergency at home here. Find information specifically for COVID-19 on how to prepare your household here, or prepare your business or school system here.

Resources

Quick links

Essential Businesses List

Oklahoma Department of Commerce Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

Statewide COVID-19 information from OSDH

SBA Disaster Loan for Businesses impacted by COVID-19

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America