Sequoyah County Emergency Management Director Steve Rutherford told the Board of County Commissioners that COVID-19 infection rates are on the rise throughout the county.
Speaking at the commissioners’ weekly meeting Monday, Rutherford said that as of Saturday there were 200 active cases in the county, with Sallisaw the hot spot with more than 80 active cases. The county’s death toll sits at 13, Rutherford said.
The commissioners approved several items, including the 2019 REAP contract closeout countywide certification in District 2, a detention services agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office. They also gave the green light to District 3’s purchase of a Caterpillar Model 306 CR hydraulic excavator through a statewide contract.
In other business, the commissioners:
*Approved the transfer of appropriation from the Sequoyah County Election Board’s maintenance and operations account to the board’s part time account.
*Approved the transfer of appropriations from Sequoyah County District #3’s maintenance and operations account to its capital outlay account.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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