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Closings, Cancellations and Information For COVID-19 Pandemic

THERE ARE 11 CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE REPORTED AT THIS TIME WITHIN THE KAY COUNTY AREA. 1 in Sumner County, Ks., 3 in Osage and Payne Counties, 10 in Pawnee County and 2 in Noble County. No COVID-19 cases in Grant and Garfield Counties

7 Oklahomans have died from COVID-19.



  • The University Center at Ponca City will be closed for Spring Break beginning Friday 3-13-20 at 4pm. The UC will reopen on Monday, March 23rd at 8am. All NOC and NWOSU classes will move to an online format for two additional weeks and all in-person classes will resume Monday, April 6th at their normal times.In the meantime, the UC will remain open with modified hours for students who need access to computers, laptops, academic advisement, and other resources. Beginning March 23rd, the UC will close its labs and building at 8:30pm. Monday – Thursday. If there are any additional changes please check our social media pages or website for more information.If you have questions, please contact: [email protected]
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University campuses (Alva, Enid and Woodward) creates alternative instructional delivery methods for remainder of the school year. NWOSU online classes will be delivered to students without requiring them to physically return to campus.
  • All Northern Oklahoma College campuses (Tonkawa, Enid and Stillwater) will be conducting online classes the remainder of the semester.
  • Cowley College in Arkansas City, Ks., who is currently on Spring Break, is delaying face-to-face classes until March 23 and will transition to an online format until at least April 3. Existing online classes will resume as scheduled on Monday. Students will be allowed to return to dorms Sunday, March 22.
  • With the Kay County Courthouse being closed until further noticed, the First Baptist Church of Newkirk Youth Bake Sale originally scheduled for Friday has been postponed. Area 51 ministries said in a Facebook post that they are looking to reschedule.
  •  The Ponca City Aviation Foundation’s monthly fly-in breakfast scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been cancelled.
  • The Ponca City Municipal Court and Courtroom will be closed through Friday, April 17.  Therefore anyone with a court case, scheduled between March 16 and April 17, should contact the Municipal Court Clerk’s office at 580-767-0382 to obtain their new scheduled court date. In addition, the Ponca City RecPlex will not be scheduling birthday parties through Friday, March 27.
  • All Oklahoma school buildings are closed for the remainder of the year.
  • The NJCAA has canceled athletics for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The NJCAA decision affects baseball and softball at NOC Enid and NOC Tonkawa and also the NOC Tonkawa Mavericks who were set to participate in the NJCAA Men’s National Basketball Tournament. According to a statement from NJCAA, following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as spring competition, effective immediately.
  • Due to COVID-19 or the Coronavirus, the Kay County Courthouse has been closed to the public until further notice. The Kay County Courthouse Officers and employees will still be working during this period. Offices within the courthouse are still accessible by telephone only. Please see the Kay County website for directions on doing business with the offices during the closing.
  • The Ponca City Child Development Center will be closed until at least April 6.
  • Pioneer Technology Center closed until April 6
  • SouthWind Casino Braman, Newkirk and Kanza temporary closed until at least April 1. Kanza Travel Plaza remains open.
  • Tonkawa Hotel & Casino, Native Lights Casino, and Tonkawa Gasino are all closed until at least April 1.
  • All campsites at Kaw Lake will be closed until further notice. At this time the boat ramps, hiking trail, and ATV trail will remain open.
  • 7Clans casinos are temporarily closed


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