Town Notices

UPDATE 03/31/2020

In response to the COVID-19 global crisis, an emergency meeting was called by the Board of Trustees.
Effective 12:01am April 1, 2020, a resolution requiring shelter-in-place for all residents and visitors is put in place.
Please see the resolution for more details. 

UPDATE 3/20/2020 – 4PM

Good afternoon, everyone.

In response to the COVID-19 global crisis, I called an emergency meeting for the Town of Medicine Park.
Effective at midnight tonight, March 20, 2020, all businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, etc in the Town of Medicine Park will be closed until April 21 when the Order will be re-evaluated.
Restaurants and coffee shops will be permitted to offer curb side service.
Consistent with CDC guidance, Love’s Truck Stop and Dollar General are exempt from this Order. Both sell groceries and Loves sells fuel and as such offer essential services to our Community, State and Nation.
This was an incredibly difficult decision for the Town and for me personally. The time to possibly prevent tragedy to our community is NOW. We must be proactive in our efforts. If we save the life of ONE resident or visitor to our community this action would have been worth it.
Please continue to practice social distancing and aggressive hygiene. And please everyone stay well.

-Jennifer Ellis

 

3/20/2020 UPDATE
Resources for those affected by COVID-19

Food:
Nora O’Neil Adult Day Care Center
631 SW E Ave – Lawton, OK
M-F, 11-1pm, Free Sack Lunch (no age requirement)

Lawton Food Bank
1819 SW Sheridan Rd, Lawton, OK 73505
(580) 353-7994
Monday, Wednesday and Friday8:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Salvation Army
1306 E Ave, Lawton, OK 73501
(580) 355-1802
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon, 1pm-3pm
Friday 10am-Noon

House of Bread Ministries Food Pantry
1415 SW Wisconsin Ave. Lawton, OK  73501
(580) 699-2144
Please call for hours of operation.

Bethlehem Bread of Life Food and Clothing Ministry
602 NW Arlington Ave. Lawton, OK 73507
(580) 354-0355
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am – Noon
For more information, please call.

Financial Assistance:
Small Business Loans:
https://www.sba.gov/

Unemployment:
https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/

Other Resources:
United Way OKC: https://www.unitedwayokc.org/
Oklahoma COVID-19 info: https://govstatus.egov.com/oklahoma-coronavirus-information
Oklahoma COVID-19 hotline: 877-215-8336

3/20/2020 – In an effort to keep our Town Hall staff safe and with an abundance of caution, Town Hall will be closed to the public.  Town Hall will be staffed to answer the phones from 9:00am-4:00pm, (580) 529-2825. Should the situation change, staff may be required to work remotely.

 
You may use the drop box to drop payments off, or go to our website at www.medicinepark.com and go to PWA or Court to make payments.  Please follow the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

3/18/2020 – Oklahoma small businesses impacted can apply for low-interest federal disaster loans through SBA starting yesterday.  The form and more information is available at sba.gov. SBA states that these low interest loans can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that cannot be paid because of the impact of COVID-19.