City of Ada Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Posted:3/24/2020 at 10:56:38 AM

City of Ada Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

(ADA, OKLAHOMA/March 16, 2020) Due to the health and safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Ada will be closing City-owned facilities and all corresponding events, and encouraging residents to practice social distancing. These closures and cancellations will begin Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. and will remain in effect through April 5, 2020. The City of Ada is closely monitoring the situation and may extend the cancellation period if needed.

The City-owned facilities that will close during this time are listed below:

* Irving Community Center

* Ada Public Library

* Ada Arts and Heritage Center

* Wintersmith Lodge

* Ada Recreation (facilities and events) including sports leagues.

All other City services will remain operational and all City employees will report to work as usual. "We are monitoring the situation closely, and we encourage you to follow the recommendations of the CDC and Oklahoma State Health Department," stated City Manager Cody Holcomb.

The Ada Public Library will remain a meal site for the Chickasaw Nation Meal Program.

The Ada City Council, Ada Public Works Authority, and Ada Metropolitan Planning and Zoning will meet as scheduled and will remain open to the public. Steps will be taken to ensure social distancing for those that attend these meetings.

Based upon the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oklahoma State Department of Health, the City of Ada is encouraging all of its citizens to adhere to the following protocol:

* Wash your hands thoroughly. Use alcohol-based hand gel.

* Cover your cough and sneezes to prevent others from getting sick.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth. Germs spread this way.

* Keep surfaces clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant.

* Stay at home if you are sick.

See updates and information from the Center for Disease Control at