City of Lawton COVID-19 Update, 1-6-2022

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PUBLISHED 1/06/2022

Due to the recent increase in active COVID-19 cases caused by the surge of the Omicron and Delta variants, as reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the wearing of masks is still strongly recommended for all city staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, along with continued social distancing.

Although masks are not required of city employees who are fully vaccinated, the CDC still recommends the wearing of masks, regardless of vaccination status, when in public spaces where social distancing is not possible. City employees are also regularly disinfecting surfaces to help keep staff and visitors safe. The City of Lawton will continue to monitor the case status alongside the Comanche County Health Department. Policies for City of Lawton managed facilities are subject to change.

Citizens are encouraged to continue practicing CDC safety measures to protect themselves and others from COVID-19:

  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine, and booster if applicable
  • Wear a mask in public spaces
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Get a COVID-19 test if sick
  • Wash hands often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Monitor your health daily

We’ve been battling this pandemic for two years now,” said City Manager Michael Cleghorn, “and many times we thought we were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but we are still in the thick of this pandemic. Please consider getting vaccinated and help us help each other.”

The City of Lawton thanks citizens for their understanding and cooperation. Visit lawtonok.gov for contact information (digital messaging or phone numbers) for all city departments. Visit cdc.gov for information regarding COVID-19.

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