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State of Emergency declared in Muskogee County over COVID-19

Posted at 12:06 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 17:03:04-05

MUSKOGEE COUNTY, Okla. — Muskogee County Commissioners declared a State of Emergency due to the impact of COVID-19.

According to the emergency proclamation, the Board of County Commissioners of Muskogee County recommend all people in public areas, buildings and businesses in Muskogee County to wear face coverings. Exemptions include people who fall under the CDC guidance for those who shouldn't wear face coverings due to mental or medical health conditions or developmental disabilities.

Officials said there are no penalties for violation of the face covering recommendation.

Also, starting Nov. 23rd, face coverings are required for all members of the public and County employees who enter any County owner or operated facilities.

According to the Muskogee County Health Department's Facebook page, out of the 177,874 cases of coronavirus and the 1,649 deaths in the state, Muskogee County has 3,936 confirmed cases with 30 deaths.

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