HENNESSEY INFORMATION CENTRAL

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Governor’s Plan to re-open!

Town of Hennessey Proclamation Declaring State of Emergency

HENNESSEY TOWN BOARD REVISES STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION – The Hennessey Town Board met tonight (April 3, 2020) to revise the Emergency proclamation put in place about a week ago. In short it closes all of the town’s offices and places all town employees on leave for 2 weeks. All emergency services are still active and others are on call. It also puts in place a stay at home order, as well as a 10pm to 6am curfew for no essential workers or emergencies.

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RESTAURANTS

TEMPORARILY CLOSED – CASA TEJA
WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED

CLICK THE RESTAURANT NAME TO SEE MENUS.

FAMILY CAFE TO OPEN MAY 1st AT 6AM


ANNIE’S FLOWERHOUSE & GIFTS  853-7144 will open dining room May 1st.


GAIL’S GRILL 853-9947 will continue Pick


EAT IT UP OPEN MAY 1 Monday-Friday 8am – 6pm. Saturday 9am-2pm Anyone that orders our take and bakes can call 853-2313 or message us on facebook and arrange a pick up time. Sorry for the inconvenience.


ROOSTERS Inside dining is closed but you can still order carry out and curbside


81 Grill & Bar 853-6844  are opening May 1st for dine-in some restrictions will be in place to keep customers safe during this opening.


GOLDEN CHICK 405-853-2445 The safety and health of our employees and customers is our highest priority, therefore we are temporarily closing our lobby for dining. You can still enter and place an order for take out using our NORTH DOOR or DRIVE THRU.


PIZZA HUT  (405) 853-7868 To our valued customers,
The safety and health of our employees and customers is our highest priority. Hennessey Pizza Hut dining room is closed for the time being you can call or visit www.pizzahut.com  to place an order and pick up


KEITH AND SALLY’S OPEN MAY 1 853-6665 Carry out only at the drive up window starting today, March 19 . Open Normal hours. They now accept credit cards for your convenience.


CASA TEJA 853-6799 we will update you as soon as we know what the plan is.


Taco Bus order and pick up by Memorial park 405-570-1607 and 405-853-0447


School lunches will continue through May 31st possibly longer. We will keep you updated.


GROCERIES

4T’s Family Market 853-2422
4T’s is offering SPECIAL HOURS FOR AT RISK CUSTOMERS! Customers who are AT RISK can shop at 4T’s from 7:00am to 8:00am. If you are unable to get out and shop give them a call, they can help you.

Dollar General 405-466-5932 (First Hour of Business is for AT RISK CUSTOMERS) from 8am – 9am at risk customers can shop safely. THEY WILL CLOSE AT 9PM in order to sanitize and restock store



BUSINESSES (SUPPLIES)

Garrisons Lumber 853-2640 Open for business business hours Mon. – Fri. 7:30 – 5:00 Closed on Saturday. They are also offering CURBSIDE SERVICE and FREE DELIVERY inside Hennessey City Limits. Customers can pay with their Debit/Credit Card over the phone.


Heritage Pharmacy 853-7200 will deliver medications also has a pick up window. Business hours will remain the same


Honey & Co 405-612-0800 Opening on Friday, May 1 Follow their facebook page. they will be posting pictures and doing live events. They will deliver or mail anything you purchase.


Prairie Quilt The showroom will open on May 1, but you can still order online here. Check out the Prairie Quilt Facebook page for new items and deals showcased daily!


FRIENDS BAR Temporarily closed


Matousek Veterinary Beginning Monday, March 23, Matousek Veterinary Clinic will be practicing social distancing as recommended by the CDC. The clinic will remain open and all scheduled appointments will be honored; however, we will have the lobby locked. We will also be happy to refill prescriptions and assist those needing food or vaccines. All clients are asked to call the clinic at 405-853-6237 and someone will meet you at your car to bring your pet in the clinic or deliver your needed medications. As always, if you are ill or have traveled to a quarantine area in the past 2 weeks, please stay home. We must be vigilant so as to protect those in our society who are the most vulnerable. Thank you for your understanding, and please pray daily for this situation to subside quickly and our nation recover fully.


HENNESSEY CHURCHES

FIRST UNITED METHODIST As of right now no services but will post message and music on their Facebook Page

FIRST UNITED METHODIST FOOD BANK – Still open regular hours but will only offer drive up pickup


FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH will Worship Outside. They will have sound system stay in your car. Radio feed is 87.9 Ish will have messages on their Facebook Page Returning to sanctuary on May 10th.


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH No services or Wednesday night activities Until June 7th. Services are available LIVE STREAM HERE Visit their facebook page for more information and a letter from the church HERE

Graduate Sunday will be on May 17th this year. We are in the process of putting together care packages for our graduates to be delivered to their homes the weekend of May 17th. If you are a grad or parent of a grad that is affiliated with our church and would like to receive one of these care packages, please contact Drew at (405)-822-2319. We ask that you contact Drew by May 3rd to ensure there is plenty of time to get the care package elements ordered. 

We understand that our 2020 graduates are incredibly disappointed with how their senior year has ended. Our hope is to bless them in some small way during this difficult season.


St. Joseph Catholic Church online services here


Baptist Church Cristo Rey Services will return to temple Sunday, May 3 with strict security measures.

Baptist Church Cristo Rey we want to help our community, we will volunteer to go to the supermarket and do the shopping for our elderly people and any sick person without cost. Those interested please call 405-853-2420


La Iglesia Bautista Cristo Rey, queremos ayudar a nuestra comunidad, si alguna persona mayor o algún enfermo necesita surtir su despensa, nosotros vamos al supermercado por ella sin costo. Tel 405-853-2420


Church of Christ In sanctuary May 3 with social distancing and mask. No fellowship dinners for now.

Mother’s Day Out will be canceled the remainder of the year.


32 Bible Church are opening for services Sunday, May 3rd 10:00 am and 7:00 pm, Wednesday 7:00 pm. We are asking that people that are immune compromised stay home and that people attending services follow cdc social distance guidelines of 6ft between families To reach them call 405-853-5378.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

MEDICAL

Complete Family Care, Charles Ferrell, MD and Lora Vaverka, APRN-CNP, understand that the coronavirus has caused much stress and anxiety in our community. We want you to know that we are here for you. We are glad to see you in the office and have procedures in place to prevent the spread of disease. We also offer telehealth visits through your computer or smart phone so you don’t have to come in. Please call us at (405)853-6100 and we can discuss your options. 


BANKS

Interbank Customers can call or use the drive up window. If you need into the lobby for safety deposit box etc… please call the bank ahead of time at 853-2530

Community State Bank will have limited access to their bank lobbies, but you can call to make an appointment, and utilize their drive thru services.  We will still open accounts and make loans, and you can still gain access to your safe deposit box.  Drive Thru locations will remain open and can accommodate many of your banking needs along with our online banking, mobile banking and ATM.

HENNESSEY PUBLIC LIBRARY


HENNESSEY NURSING AND REHAB

We are currently not allowing visitors to the facility other than health care related visits and our current staff. We have been corresponding with our health department and the CDC and this is just us doing the very most we can to continue to ensure the safety of our Residents. In the event of any kind of emergency, we will of course take each situation on a case by case basis. We do not want to keep Residents from their families any longer than is absolutely necessary. It is vital for them to have their families especially during this time of confusion and concern. Thank you for your understanding and please don’t hesitate to call with any questions or to speak to your loved one. 405-853-4390



HENNESSEY SCHOOLS

CAMPUS IS CLOSED REMAINDER OF THE YEAR!


HENNESSEY HIGH SCHOOL 2020 GRADUATION PLANS

The school announced today that graduation will go on but in a different way than ever before. This will be a “Drive By” graduation, held outside. Full details will be available shortly but here are the plans so far.
The event will be held outside in the parking lot north of the Eagle Event Center and south of the Auditorium. Students will be allowed one car per family. The student and family need to be in the same car. All of the speeches by the Valedictorians and others will happen like normal. The event will be broadcast live on Facebook and via FM radio so all can see and hear the entire event. Each student will drive his or her car to the stage, get out, and walk across the stage to receive their diploma and have a photo taken. The family that is in the same car as the student may get out of the car and take photos. After the student receives their diploma, they will return to their car and drive away making room for the next grad. The plan is to hold the graduation on May 12th at 7pm with 2 possible rain dates of May 19th or 26th. Full details will be available very shortly as the final plans are made.


FREE SCHOOL LUNCH

Elementary Parent Distance Learning Letter

Instructional Expectations

Online instruction will start April 6
Packet instruction will start April 7
1st and 2nd grade – 1 hr and 10 minutes daily work
 3rd  thru 5th grade – 1 hr and 20 minutes daily work

Parents and students will receive additional suggestions for extended learning from their teacher.

Mrs. Kuehn’s PE page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/238328670689022/?ref=share

Mrs. Franks’s Music page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3054850514567538/ref=share

Mrs. Weaver will be adding 1 STEM activity a week for enrichment and Gifted and Talented.

Mrs. Tillman will be submitting Friday counseling lessons.

Online lessons will be submitted to students online each Monday morning. 

We will have a 4 day student week Monday thru Thursday. Then a teacher day on Friday to prep and Zoom each other for the next week’s lessons and activities. 

How to Communicate with Teachers

Teachers will have daily “office” hours Monday- Thursday to assist students and help parents with any problems that may arise. Office hours will be held in a virtual platform that will be selected by each teacher and communicated with families. These hours should remain static and not fluctuate. Barry Crosswhite’s office hours 10:00-1:00 M-F at 405-368-2117 for any questions you might have about this process.

How to Pick Up Student Personal Belongings

Students will be able to pick up personal belongings at Packet Instruction pick-up line as well. Any school property such as library books will need to be returned at this time. Please let your teacher know of any items to be picked up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should students participate in Distance Learning if they are not going to receive a grade for participating?  To stop learning now would likely mean a regression in skills that would have to be relearned next year. By participating in distance learning, students will continue to learn and grow academically and will be better prepared for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. 

What happens to students eligible for special education services when school is canceled for all students due to COVID-19? 

The State Department of Education is reviewing issues for students with special education needs and will be providing additional guidance. We will share that when it is available. 

This is an unprecedented situation, and it has required an unprecedented response. We can still take care of our students, though. Use our resources listed above if you need assistance with how to accommodate for special situations. For questions contact Flo Conway at fmconway@hps.k12.ok.us

The Hennessey Early Childhood Center is excited about our future pre-kindergarteners!   However, our PK enrollment has been postponed. We will have more information at a later date. 

SPEECH STUDENTS If your child receives speech services and you are concerned about them not being able to receive them, here’s a great list of online resources for you to use at home to target speech and language skills! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to help.

If your child is currently receiving speech therapy through Hennessey Public schools you will be contacted via phone call in the following week to discuss what is most appropriate for your child during this time of distance-learning. If your child has an IEP due during this closure we will hold the meeting through a teleconference- “Zoom” would be the easiest way to teleconference with all team members so please look into downloading the app. If you have additional questions about speech therapy please email Erica Beckner at ebeckner@hps.k12.ok.us

TO CONTACT YOUR PRINCIPAL

Barry Crosswhite (Elementary)

Stacey Schovanec (Middle School)

Angela Avila (High School)

CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES


NEWS OUTSIDE OF HENNESSEY


THE PRESIDENT’S GUIDELINES


CDC guidelines on stopping the spread of coronavirus 15 Days to Slow the Spread The White House and CDC released new guidelines on Tuesday, March 17 to stop the spread of coronavirus.

  1. Listen and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
  2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
  3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
  4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
  5. If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.
  6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
  7. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
  8. Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
  9. If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
  10. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
  11. Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts – use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.
  12. Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
  13. Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  14. Practice good hygiene:
  15. Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
  16. Avoid touching your face.
  17. Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
  18. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

Oklahoma Senate announces closure through March 27

OKLAHOMA CITY – The leader of the Oklahoma Senate released the following statement:

“The Oklahoma Senate will remain closed through Friday, March 27. During this time, we are working hard, be it remotely, to help deliver essential state services and to meet the needs of our constituents during this health crisis. Senators and our staff remain in constant contact with the governor and other executive branch officials in health care and education, our federal delegation and various leaders from key private sector industries as we work to address this serious health care crisis.”

“At this point, no final plans have been made on when the 2020 session or the state budget will be completed, but our senators are working hard with their legislative counterparts on those and other important issues.”

“The Senate has not yet learned the results of COVID-19 testing performed on personnel and senators earlier this week. We remain in continuous contact with OU Medicine, which is working to get those results. OU Medicine says the private lab with which they have contracted for testing is experiencing an overwhelming demand.”

“Finally, I want to express thanks on behalf of the entire Oklahoma Senate to all those who have reached out to inquire about our health and safety. We are doing well and are working hard for Oklahoma. I appreciate the staff and members of the Oklahoma Senate for their professionalism in this hour. We should all be confident that our state and our nation will endure through this time as we have throughout history, by pulling together and working toward the common good.” – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.


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