Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - The front lawn of Northeastern Health System – Sequoyah will be filled with love during a time of prayer beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 8.
The event, expected to last about 15 minutes, is organized by Sallisaw First United Methodist Church's local Medical Mission. Member Debbie Bartel said Wednesday that the group's goal is to lift up health-care providers, frontline workers, support staff, clinics, EMS workers and others involved in day-to-day health-care facility operations.
“This has just been a grass-roots effort,” Bartel said. She urged the public to come to NHS-Sequoyah tonight to lift the hospital, its staff, patients and anyone who has been affected by COVID-19 up in prayer.
Masks are encouraged.
According to information released Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are currently 328 active coronavirus cases in Sequoyah County. That's down 85 cases from last week. There have now been 69 deaths from the virus, but Emergency Management Director Steve Rutherford warns that number is expected to increase.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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