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Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Sequoyah County


The first case of COVID-19 has now been confirmed for Sequoyah County.

With this confirmation, we request our citizens and businesses review the amended emergency proclamation issued on March 25, 2020, and familiarize themselves with the requirement that all non-essential type businesses be closed.  This is effective at 11:59 p.m., March 26, 2020.  Links to listings of essential type business may be found on our city website homepage under the COVID-19 Resources tab.  Everyone should familiarize themselves with the proclamation and guidelines. 

For guidance on determining if you are a essential or non-essential type business, please click here:  Are you a critical infrastructure type business? 

The Emergency Proclamation, as amended, may be viewed on our website,  The City of Sallisaw will also post updated COVID-19 information to all of our social media sites as it becomes available. For more information related to COVID-19, please visit or

City Manager Keith Skelton said, “We cannot emphasize enough the fact that every citizen has a personal responsibility, to themselves, their family, and our community, to do their part to help slow the spread of this terrible disease. Sallisaw is a community comprised of hard-working, unwavering individuals, who share a genuine love and concern for their neighbor.  Together, we will work through the effects of this pandemic.  There is no doubt, we will come out stronger on the other side, with an even bigger love for our community.”  

Current Emergency Proclamation
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