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WHEREAS, on the SIXTEENTH day of MARCH, 2020, COVID-19 having been diagnosed and potentially spread within KAY COUNTY, very near to NEWKIRK, OKLAHOMA, with potential to spread illness to the general public; and

WHEREAS, immediate attention is required to protect public health, ensure public safety, and render emergency relief; and

WHEREAS, I, BRIAN HOBBS, Mayor of NEWKIRK, OKLAHOMA, do find that the aforementioned conditions constitute a threat to the safety and welfare of the city, and creates an emergency due to a significant event within the meaning of Title 63 §683.3, Oklahoma Emergency Management Act of 2003, as amended;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN HOBBS, Mayor, acting under the power vested in me under The City Charter of the City of Newkirk, do hereby declare Newkirk to be a disaster area, entitled to aid, relief, and assistance and do hereby direct the implementation of the City Emergency Operations Plan.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this instrument on this sixteenth Day of March in the year of our Lord, two thousand twenty, at Newkirk, Oklahoma.

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Brian Hobbs, Mayor                                                   Pam Peters, Deputy City Clerk




I, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Oklahoma, hereby certify that on the sixteenth day of March, 2020, personally appeared before me Brian Hobbs, Mayor, and Pam Peters, Deputy City Clerk, to me known to be the individuals described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that they signed and sealed the same as their free and voluntary act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

GIVEN under my hand and official seal the day and year above written.

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