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Civil Support Team will be in Bartlesville next month to conduct cleaning and disinfection services at two local long-term living facilities where several patients and staff members tested positive recently for Covid-19.
The National Guard team will be at the following locations in Bartlesville:
6006 S.E. Adams Blvd.
Bartlesville Health and Rehab
3434 Kentucky Place, on May 18,
Several patients and staff members have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus at both facilities in recent weeks. To date, Bartlesville Health and Rehab had a reported 61 positive cases between patients and staff, and Adams Parc had 45.
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CST will be in Bartlesville on May 4 and May 18 to conduct ‘deep cleaning’ and a disinfection of these facilities to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus,” said Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox. “Currently working in Tulsa, this team is being tasked with doing this across the state.”
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CST is currently working on facilities known to be infected. Based in Norman, the team provides technical expertise in support of civilian first responders. According to its website, “This full-time unit is highly trained to detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or enhanced improvised explosive (CBRNE) threats.”
Cox said Bartlesville residents will likely begin seeing military vehicles and personnel in the community this weekend.
“We want everyone to be aware that these events are occurring because we know that seeing military and government vehicles roll into town could add to the rumor mill,” Cox said. “Bartlesville residents will likely start seeing the team’s presence over the weekend in preparation of the May 4 event.”