COVID-19

City of Choctaw mask mandate expires

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times After 227 days under a mask mandate, the City of Choctaw’s mask requirements officially expired April 20. City officials had voted for a mask mandate in August, but a split vote (4-3) caused a 30-day implementation delay. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as of the expiration of the…

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Choctaw to return to five-day learning

CNP School Board votes to begin transitioning back to full week for in-person students   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor At the most recent regular Choctaw-Nicoma Park School Board meeting, officials unanimously approved Superintendent David Reid’s recommendation to begin transitioning back toward a five-day in-person school week. The board voted to begin changing back to a…

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Choctaw talks mask mandate

City moves to require businesses to post CDC guidelines   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Instead of a mask mandate, the Choctaw City Council moved to pass a resolution amendment instructing all businesses in the city to post a notice at their door asking patrons to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, regarding face…

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Harrah discusses pandemic mandates

Leaders show no interest in passing local restrictions   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   During Monday’s regular City Council meeting Harrah leaders entertained a discussion on possible future pandemic policy for the City of Harrah. “I don’t want to be the guy to tell a 21-year-old what they can and can’t do,” said mayor Larry…

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