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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MARCH 30, 2020

 

Board of County Commissioners Sign Recommend the Closure of Non-Essential Businesses in Unincorporated Comanche County

 

Lawton, OK:  At their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 30th, the Comanche County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed and resolved unanimously to continue compliance with Governor Kevin Stitt’s executive order for COVID-19 response, so called “Safer at Home” order. The BOCC recommends the temporary cessation of non-essential business as defined by the State. A full list of these non-essential businesses can be found online at coronavirus.health.ok.gov/governors-actions; but by example would include hair salons, gyms, theaters, massage parlors, tattoo parlors, museums and other listed on the above-mentioned site. This recommendation is for all businesses inside of unincorporated Comanche County (outside of municipal limits).

The BOCC took this action due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Comanche County, with our number of positive cases doubling over the weekend and the expectation of more to come. In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the BOCC continues to enforce their earlier proclaimed shelter-in-place order to close all restaurants, bars, and taverns to dine-in service, allowing take-out or curbside service only. They also continue to advise all residents of Comanche County to stay at home unless running essential errands and to practice social distancing, as well as proper hand washing and hygiene.