Stillwater's community spread of the COVID-19 virus has warranted state health officials to consider Stillwater in the midst of an epidemic. Residents should take all precautions to limit the spread of the disease as identified by CDC Guidelines and regularly check for City, state, and federal updates to stay informed.
Do your part. Show you care. Protect yourself and others.
Wear a mask or face covering
Wash your hands often
Avoid close contact with others
Cover coughs and sneezes
Clean and disinfect
Monitor your health
The City of Stillwater collaborates with a variety of organizations to make decisions and keep residents informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for resources and answers to common questions and concerns.
I have lots of questions about what is going on. Where can I find information?
Stillwater City Council holds meetings most Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Agendas are posted on the Meeting Agendas & Minutes page.
You can watch City Council meetings live on Facebook, YouTube and Suddenlink 14. Here’s a link to instructions on how to stream council meetings.
The City posts information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and NextDoor. Here’s a link all of our social media platforms:
Questions? Ask them at speakup.stillwater.org
Also, visit the Stillwater Public Library's Resource pages for a comprehensive list of state, federal and local resources. Here are some of the most requested resources:
CDC website for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
Oklahoma State Department of Health: COVID-19 Information
?Print resources for business owners: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/print-resources.html?Sort=Date%3A%3Adesc
I want to have a COVID-19 test. Where can I get one?
Contact the Oklahoma State Department of Health at https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/ or call 877.215.8336 or 2-1-1 for more information about all things related to testing. If you have questions on contact tracing, so the department's overview here: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/sites/g/files/gmc786/f/060120-contact_tracing_overview-eng.pdf
What is happening with the US 2020 Census?
You may complete the 2020 Census online at https://my2020census.gov/. The Stillwater Public Library may be closed to in-person visits, but you may use the Wi-Fi in the parking lot. If you have questions, call a librarian at 405.372.3633 x8106. The phone number for the US Census is 844.330.2020. Census workers have pushed back its door-to-door visits by two weeks.
I want to help. What can I do?
Besides staying at home and practicing physical distancing, you may consider making a donation to the Stillwater Community Foundation. It has set up a Disaster Relief Fund through the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma. Once donations have been collected, the Disaster Relief Funds will deploy resources to community-based organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak and related community needs in the Stillwater area. Donations will be used to provide support for organizations including nonprofit regional health organizations, government entities, nonprofit organizations, churches and schools that work with people and communities affected by the current disaster. Stillwater has always helped our neighbors in times of need and that won’t stop now. To donate or to learn more about this effort, visit cfok.org/covid19.
Another way to help is through donating cloth masks to the public at large. Donations may be dropped off at the Stillwater Police Department lobby, 723 S. Lewis St. The City is needing both adult and child-size masks.
I’m unemployed because of COVID-19. Where can I find legal help?
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc., is assisting clients with unemployment application and appeals, eviction and foreclosure, debt collection/consumer, applying for ACA health insurance, domestic violence issues, and understanding new federal financial benefits under the CARES Act stimulus, in addition to other civil legal issues that we normally assist clients with. To apply for help, please call 888-534-5243 or go to oklegalconnect.org.
For legal information, check out oklaw.org
I'm struggling with my mental health. Are there any resources for this?
The Grand Lake Mental Health Center is offering a variety of services on this front, including online or by phone counseling and treatment services, and iPads to connect you with Grand Lake personnel and resources. Visit their website at https://www.glmhc.net/
Grand Lake Mental Health (Stillwater) 1-800-722-3611
National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255
Domestic Violence (Stillwater) 1-800-624-3020
National Domestic Violence 1-800-799-7233
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-522-3511
The Stillwater Public Library has compiled a variety of community resources for mental health during this time. See their website: http://library.stillwater.org/covid19info.php
Learn more about OSDH Contact Tracing Guidance, Increases Tracers
In light of increased contact tracing efforts in the state, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) released today a Contact Tracing Overview document to inform the public on what to expect when contacted by a health department contact tracer. Read more about contact tracing.
Can I take the free contact tracing course from John Hopkins?
The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. A free, six-hour Coursera class developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies is now available to train contact tracers about how to do this work effectively—and help cities and states across the nation undertake these critical efforts. Take the Course
» For the latest information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov.
The City's proclamation establishes additional restrictions and guidelines on top of state and federal established restrictions and guidelines.
White House Plan
Federal Guidelines for Reopening America: https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/
State Guidelines as Part of the Governor's OURS Program: https://www.okcommerce.gov/wp-content/uploads/Open-Up-and-Recover-Safely-Plan.pdf
State of Oklahoma Plan
City of Stillwater Plan
Oklahoma State University