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Council votes for mask request


Purcell’s City Council voted unanimously Monday night to request mask wearing in the corporate limits of Purcell in an effort to battle the spread of COVID-19.

It was a special called joint meeting between the council and the Purcell Public Works Authority at the community room at city hall where the council passed the resolution calling for the wearing of masks.

The move comes as the seven day rolling average of new cases in Oklahoma is over 3,000.

To date there have been 903 confirmed cases in Purcell with nine deaths.

The council, in the resolution, said that wearing masks and social distancing helps slow the spread.

They mentioned that Purcell Municipal Hospital and others in the metro are at or near capacity and that Purcell Schools have been in virtual learning.

They also mentioned in the resolution that if you are experiencing any symptoms to stay at home.

In other business the council accepted the low bid of Elite Towers of $249,100 for the rehabilitation of the Red Hill storage facility and accepted the low bid by D. Owen of $409,089.10 for the final grading and detention to serve the new hospital.

Other bids for that project were turned in by CP3 Enterprises of $437,163.15, T.J. Campbell Construction of $545,439.15 and Wee Construction of $999,425.40.

Other bids for the rehab project on Red Hill consisted of $285,000 by Kinard Painting and $296,627.46 by Cunningham Sandblasting.


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