CCMH epidemiologist explains to council why schools should go virtual after Thanksgiving, New Years Eve

CCMH epidemiologist explains to council why schools should go virtual after Thanksgiving, New Years Eve
Council members discussed COVID for the first time in a month (Source: kswo)

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Lawton Mayor Stan Booker said he plans to meet with LPS’ superintendent after a local epidemiologist recommended schools go virtual for a week after Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

At Tuesday’s meeting, mayor and Council members were joined by local health officials to discuss the pandemic for the first time in over a month.

CCMH epidemiologist Chris Godman spoke -- and recommended remote learning soon.

With a focus on keeping businesses open, council also directed staff to develop a policy that holds the business and the individual responsible for wearing masks inside -- which will be voted on at the next council meeting.

Council also approved the maximum of 300-thousand dollars from the Emergency Fund to speed up the tree limb removal from the most recent ice storm.

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