COVID numbers and COVID related funding continuing to decline
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - In January 2020, the COVID pandemic was just making its way into Sequoyah County. After three years of wearing masks and learning new ways to work, live, and communicate, changes are finally taking place.
The pandemic was among many discussions during the citizen presentation at Monday’s Sequoyah County Commissioners' weekly meeting.
"Just a few months after COVID began, FEMA issued disaster declarations for every state and every county in the United States," Sequoyah County Emergency Management Deputy Director Jonathon Teague said.
"On Thursday, May 11, that all came to an end, including all COVID relief funding. In fact, the state pulled down their website that keeps track of COVID numbers. The only thing being tracked now is hospitalizations through the CDC, and we were down 28% this week from last week," Teague added.
During the considerations for resolutions, bids, and contracts portion of the meeting, commissioners approved a bid for concrete and work to be done at the courthouse parking lot, pavilion, and steps.
There was also discussion and approval of a resolution to lower the speed limit from 45 to 35 mph on S. 4756 and S. 4757 Rd., otherwise known as Mize Loop, in Sequoyah County District 1.
Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer
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