Even though it is not official, Henryetta and Okmulgee County appears to be included in the list of those affected by the Coronavirus.
At the March 24 city council meeting Tuesday, mayor Jennifer Mulholland said an individual has tested positive for the virus. “He is doing fine,” she said. “He is being released from the hospital now.”
She said that case had not been added to the state Health Department database as of Tuesday but expected it to be added this week.
“This is scary,” she said, pointing out the pandemic is, “not something to take lightly.”
Saying she has been in contact with the governor’s office as well as Oklahoma Municipal League, Mulholland expected more positive cases to be reported.
She urged people to stay home and not get in crowds larger than ten people. “It is frustrating. We have to be diligent. If you are sick, stay home. If you have a fever, don’t go out.”
While residents are finding many items missing from store shelves, healthcare workers are facing a shortage of protective equipment. “Makes are tight at the (Henryetta Hillcrest) hospital. They are under lock and key,” said council member Janna Dugan.
A number of items are on backorder, Mulholland said.
She went on to urge people to limit the number of trips they make to Wal Mart or Homeland. She urged people to use up the food they have in their freezers and cabinets before going to the store.
“I hoped the governor would limit people going to the essential places. We need those essential places. People have to have gas, food and medication.”
Already schools have been shut down and a number of area churches have made their services available online. 
Here is a link to places listed as essential businesses and infrastructure: https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce