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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Sallisaw Issues Proclamation Concerning COVID-19


Today, Ernie Martens, Mayor of the City of Sallisaw, declared an Emergency for the City of Sallisaw related to COVID-19. The City of Sallisaw stresses this is not being done to cause panic or any additional worry.

This measure is being taken as a precaution for anything unforeseen that may arise in the future due to COVID-19.  We are following the steps recommended at the Federal and State levels.  We continue to monitor the latest updates and will do our very best to keep our citizens informed. 

“We encourage all citizens to educate themselves on COVID-19 and to practice good hygiene and social distancing as recommended by the CDC,” stated Ernie Martens, Sallisaw Mayor, “I want to stress this is strictly a precautionary action.  We intend to continue working with local, state and federal officials, as well as all health professionals to ensure the safety of our community. The health and safety of our community remain at the forefront of our efforts.  Working together as a community and as a nation of resilient and unique individuals, we can help slow the spread of this virus.”

The Emergency Proclamation may be viewed on our website,  The City of Sallisaw will also be posting updated COVID-19 information to our social media sites as it becomes available.  For more information related to the COVID-19 virus, please visit the Oklahoma Department of Health webpage for COVID-19 or the Center for Disease Control.

This proclamation expires on 12:01 am, Monday April 6, 2020.  At that time the COVID 19 event will be re-evaluated.

City of Sallisaw Emergency Proclamation
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