As of early Thursday, Kansas has 482 cases of COVID-19: 64 in Sedgewick County where 1 person has died, 5 in Butler County, 1 in Cowley County and 1 in Sumner County. No cases at this time in Cowley County. Oklahoma last reported 719 cases with 24 in Kay County where 1 person has died and 16 in Osage County.

  • All schools in Kansas cancelled for the rest of the school year.
  • Statewide stay-at-home order now in effect for Kansas
  • Oklahoma school buildings will remain closed for the remainder of the school year and schools will implement distance learning plans due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic,
  • A safer-at-home order is in effect for Kay, Osage, and other counties in Oklahoma with COVID-19 cases.
  • All Ark City Rec facilities and activities will be closed March 16th-March 22nd. This is in effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes adult sports, facilities and programs.

 

  • WheatState Wine Company has made the tough decision to close their tasting room until further notice. They are working on postponing a few events, and will send another e-mail when they have all of the details straightened out.
  • The Ark Valley Credit Union annual meeting scheduled for later this March has been canceled.
  • The Winfield Recreation Commission Board made the decision Monday to CLOSE the Joe Thornton Recreation Center, WR Fitness Center and SC pool. This order is effective through Sunday, March 29 and includes all WRC programs, facility rentals and practices during the time period. WRC staff will be able to answer phone calls and questions at 620-221-2160. A complete list of canceled programs and more can be seen at www.winfieldrec.com and on their Facebook page.
  • The Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City remains closed.
  • William Newton Hospital has implemented additional precautions in response to the potential outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The hospital elevated its internal alert status on Friday, March 13 due to the growing number of case findings in Kansas and Oklahoma.
  • South Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center, at 304 S. Summit,has the doors locked, but they are working. Their doors are closed as preventative measures for the COVID-19, Corona Virus until further notice. THEY ARE STILL IN-OFFICE. PLEASE CALL 442-0268 TO TALK WITH THEM. THEY ARE HAPPY TO HELP YOU OVER THE PHONE during normal office hours. They will use all of their resources to complete your requests as thoroughly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
  • Due to COVID-19 or the Coronavirus, the Kay County Courthouse has been closed to the public until further notice. The Kay County Courthouse Officers and employees will still be working during this period. Offices within the courthouse are still accessible by telephone only. Please see the Kay County website for directions on doing business with the offices during the closing.
  • The District Court Clerk’s office in both Winfield and Arkansas City will be closed to the public. However, limited staff will be available to answer telephone calls, process payments that may be received by mail or other means and accepts electronic filings that may be filed in cases. Staff will not be available for public contact.
  • With the Kay County Courthouse being closed until further noticed, the First Baptist Church of Newkirk Youth Bake Sale originally scheduled for Friday has been postponed. Area 51 ministries said in a Facebook post that they are looking to reschedule.
  • Due to COVID-19, the Asbury United Methodist Church in Ponca City has decided to postpone their upcoming chicken noodle dinner originally scheduled for March 24. The church will reschedule once the health warnings are lifted.
  • The Ponca City Aviation Foundation’s monthly fly-in breakfast scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been cancelled.
  • The Opportunity Center in Ponca City is cancelling their showing of Peanut Butter Falcon at the Poncan Theatre that was originally scheduled for this weekend.
  • The Ponca City Municipal Court and Courtroom will be closed through Friday, April 17.  Therefore anyone with a court case, scheduled between March 16 and April 17, should contact the Municipal Court Clerk’s office at 580-767-0382 to obtain their new scheduled court date. In addition, the Ponca City RecPlex will not be scheduling birthday parties through Friday, March 27.
  • Tonkawa Hotel & Casino, Native Lights Casino and Tonkawa Gasino are temporarily closed until at least April 16.
  • All campsites at Kaw Lake will be closed until further notice. At this time the boat ramps, hiking trail, and ATV trail will remain open.
  • SouthWind Casino Newkirk and 7Clans First Council Hotel & Casino are temporarily closed until April 16.
  • Burford Theatre is looking to reschedule the Casey Donahew Show.
  • Newkirk Elementary’s Spring Fling originally scheduled for March 28 has been canceled.
  • Kids can eat free across Cowley County. Click here to see.
  • Stay at home order now in effect for residents in Sedgewick County (Wichita)

 

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