WHEREAS the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to be a global pandemic; and
WHEREAS the President of the United States of America has declared an infectious disease National Emergency Declaration to combat COVID-19; and
WHEREAS the Governor of the State of Oklahoma has declared a State of Emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma; and
WHEREAS health professional and researchers have determined COVID-19 is spread by human contact and interaction; and
WHEREAS practicing methods such as social distancing is believed to slow the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS the spread of COVID-19 is a disaster affecting life, health, and safety of city residents and non-residents alike; and
WHEREAS, the aforementioned conditions constitute a threat to the safety and welfare of the Town of Hardesty, and create an emergency situation within the meaning of Section 683.3, Oklahoma Emergency Act of 2003, as amended;
NOW, THEREFORE, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY STATE LAW, I, BRUCE WOOD, MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF HARDESTY, OKLAHOMA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM AND DECLARE:
SECTION ONE: A state of emergency exists within the corporate limits of the Town of Hardesty, Oklahoma.
SECTION TWO: This proclamation shall become effective 12:01 NOON Friday, March 20, 2020.
SECTION THREE: This state of emergency shall continue until 12:01 AM May 11, 2020, or terminated earlier by further proclamation. PROCLAIMED THIS 19th DAY OF MARCH, 2020.
/s Bruce Wood, Mayor
[seal] /s Crystal Bollinger, City clerk