On March 28th 2020 at 1p.m. members of the City of Hooker Emergency Management met in regards to a confirmed case of Covid-19. The City of Hooker being a part of Texas County now is required to follow the Safer at Home Executive Order from the Governor of Oklahoma. The City of Hooker by Order of the Mayor and Emergency Management Director implemented this
The 'Safer at Home' Executive Order - This is an order that tells Oklahoma's most vulnerable populations to stay at home until April 30. The Governor said these populations are still allowed to go to grocery stores and pharmacies and still run life-sustaining errands. The most vulnerable populations include the elderly and those with an autoimmune disorder
Order Limiting Gatherings - The Governor is issuing an executive order following CDC guidelines to limit gatherings statewide to 10 people or fewer.
Closure of nonessential business - This executive order affects businesses in counties that have at least one verified case of COVID-19. In the affected counties, all non-essential businesses will be closed until April 14. This order will include additional counties if more confirmed cases are discovered outside the current 19 counties. Stitt did say that restaurants can continue with curbside to-go and deliveries in those counties. He has also since pointed to federal guidelines on what is and what is not an essential business. That list can be found
Suspension of elective medical and dental procedures - All elective medical and non-emergency dental surgeries will be suspended for 14 days to conserve personal protective equipment to respond to COVID-19.
Suspension of visitation to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, until further notice.
The City of Hooker will be conducting business in a different manner for a while and is taking extra precautions at this time due to COVID-19 in an effort to stem any spreading of the virus.
The City of Hooker will be staffed but encourages everyone to use the night drop and online pay at The Payment Group.com for utility bills and citations. City hall will be open to answer phone calls and customers can call to pay over the phone. The city will waive the 3% credit card fee normally charged as a convenience to our customers.
The Olive Warner Library will be closed through April 6, the same time as the schools are closed.
Plans are being developed to help customers impacted by COVID-19 so their services will not be shut off. The same applies for high risk residential customers. The city will announce information regarding those customers if the need arises.
For more information call City Hall at 652-2885, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.