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Wagoner Courthouse restricted access until 03/30/20

03/16/2020

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The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office would like to provide some clarity about the Wagoner County Courthouse. The Wagoner County Courthouse is currently open with restricted services.

Starting 03-17-2020 the Wagoner County Courthouse will be have restricted services in response to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor of Oklahoma and the President of the United States. This restricted access will remain in effect until March 30th, 2020. This decision to keep the Wagoner County Courthouse restricted services will reviewed on March 27th, 2020.

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office is fully operational and will remain operational during the pandemic.  The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office is proactively monitoring the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) and following protocols established by the Oklahoma State Health Department, Local Health Officials, and Wagoner County Government Officials.

Members of the sheriff's office have been provided information regarding encountering community members, as well as offenders, who may exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19 in order to preserve the health and safety in Wagoner County. Additionally, detention staff have implemented rigorous cleaning protocols and additional screening procedures. This is an effort to prevent COVID-19 from being introduced into the detention facility, subjecting those incarcerated to unnecessary risk.

Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott stated "The unfortunate spread of COVID-19 has forced this proactive response and it is the goal of the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office to follow all recommended practices to ensure the safety all Wagoner County residents.  At present, the public should not see any difference in the way the Sheriff's Office operates.  Services provided by the Sheriff's Office such as Patrol, E-911 Dispatch, Court Services, and other public operations are not currently affected in any way by the presence of COVID-19.  Sheriff's Office administration is in constant communication with medical experts, and we are ready to adapt to changing conditions as needed."

Here are some of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for taking every day preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

  • CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • CDC Travel Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
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