Hominy's Response to Corvid-19
As news of COVID-19 progresses rapidly across the country and in Oklahoma, the City of Hominy has been working collaboratively to monitor the quickly changing situation. The City places a high value on providing quality service to the public.
We will continue to update this page as additional information becomes available about how the City of Burnsville is working with our local partners and employees to protect the health of our community.
Statement from City Manager (4/1/2020)
With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing across the country, the level of concern that you may come into contact with someone who is infected with the virus goes up.
We closely monitor information throughout the day and continue to be in contact with the State Department of Health, the Osage County Health Department and our local care providers so we can present the most current and factual information to the public and our staff.
We have had multiple inquiries about who came into contact with who and who tested positive. I understand wanting to know if you have had contact with an infected individual, so you yourself could quarantine or take appropriate actions as prescribed by your primary care provider.
As a City, we have to walk a fine line when it comes to releasing any information that may identify specific employees, especially where medical history is a factor, due to HIPPA laws.
If an individual’s test is positive for the virus, they are ordered to quarantine. If someone has been diagnosed, it is highly unlikely that you will run into them while out. This is a new thing – something that has changed our everyday schedules, and at least for now, social distancing and regular monitoring for symptoms is the new norm.
Even if you aren’t symptomatic, we need you to do your part too. With the Governor’s “Safer at Home” order, our elderly population, along with those who have a preexisting condition, such as an autoimmune disease, should stay home, and only go out when they need to conduct essential business. Essentials are things like going to the grocery store or the doctor.
If you have children, don’t let friends come over to play during this time. Trips to the community parks are also not recommended. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Remember to continue to practice social distancing, good hygiene by washing your hands, not licking the handrail and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, phones, remote controls, toilet handles, and sinks. For a complete list, you can visit the Oklahoma Department Health website at ok.gov/health
Finally, it is important to remember that as test kits become available and more testing is completed, the numbers of confirmed cases will go up, perhaps dramatically. We still only have one confirmed COVID-19 case in our community, at this point. We are working to prevent the spread by taking all of the recommended precautions from the State and the CDC.
Our offices remain closed to the public on a go-forward basis and we will reevaluate as conditions change. We will continue our daily Facebook Live briefings Monday-Friday at 2:00 PM.
Jimmie D. Ratliff II
City Hall Operations
Until Further Notice:
The City Hall will be closed to the Public. You may pay your utility bills in the following ways:
- Drop payment off at the window drive thru
- Mail your check to 219 W. 1st St
- Call (918) 885-2164 to pay by credit card