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The City of Tulsa is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease, COVID-19, poses a serious public health risk. City government is working closely with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or a new loss of taste or smell. Most severe illness occurs in older adults and those with serious underlying medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.


A Safer at Home Order remains in place for Tulsans over 65 years of age and those with underlying medical conditions. For the latest local updates on COVID-19, follow this page or visit the City of Tulsa Press Room.



Recent Updates


Updated September 17, 2020 2:05 p.m.



September 17 Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update


Coronavirus: Tulsa COVID-19 Situation Update 

September 17, 2020

The new day shelter at the Juvenile Detention Center has seen more than 174 visitations in the first week, in which 86 were first-time visitors. The shelter provides a safe place to stay for individuals experiencing homelessness, while adhering to CDC social distancing guidelines.

Since the newly launched Outdoor Business Capacity Expansion Program through the Downtown Coordinating Council,  more than a dozen businesses have applied for a $10,000 grant to expand outdoor operations via a parklet, sidewalk café and street dining.

To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 15,654 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 13,981 residents have recovered and 151 have died. Test results are updated daily at


September 10 Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update


City of Tulsa Provides Updates on CARES Funding. Tulsa Health Department Continues to Stress Safety Procedures and Reminders.

September 10, 2020

Since the City of Tulsa received $30.9 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the State of Oklahoma, $7.7 million has been allocated to nine projects with $23.2 million remaining to be spent.

The previous 14-day case trend line is now increasing. As long as the virus continues to spread in the community, residents are at risk of contracting the virus. The best way to protect yourself, protect the most vulnerable, and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to follow the “three W’s”: Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Watch your distance from others.

To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 14,764 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 12,977 residents have recovered and 143 have died. Test results are updated daily at

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September 3 Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update


Coronavirus: Tulsa COVID-19 Situation Update 

September 3, 2020

The COVID-19 virus remains widespread in Tulsa. The best way to protect yourself, protect the most vulnerable, and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to follow the “three W’s”:

  1. Wear a mask when you are around anyone who does not reside in your home
  2. Wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily accessible
  3. Watch your distance and stay 6 feet away from others

As Labor Day weekend approaches, experts do not recommend hosting or attending a gathering while the virus is widespread in the community. The Tulsa Health Department encourages Tulsa County residents who choose to go to any gathering or setting where people are in close contact with one another to take precautions such as wearing a mask, practice social distancing and frequently wash hands.

To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 13,742 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 12,102 residents have recovered and 136 have died. Test results are updated daily at



Tulsa's Recovery


Updated July 16, 2020 4:15 p.m.



Economic Recovery Resources


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Tips for Protecting Yourself & Others


While there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus, proactive steps around hygiene and physical distancing can prevent the spread of the disease. For more information, see the Centers for Disease Control, Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the Tulsa Health Department.

NOTE: Presenting to a hospital when a flu-like illness is mild will cause an over demand on available resources and may expose other patients to COVID-19 who do not yet have the virus. You are safer at home unless your respiratory symptoms worsen and your breathing is impaired.  


Stay Home


Stay Home if You're Sick

Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others. Contact your medical provider for next steps and guidance.


Sneezes and Coughs


Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes

Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.


Wash Your Hands


Wash Your Hands Often

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.


Touching Face


Avoid Touching Your Face

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.


Social Distance


Practice Physical Distancing

Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people. Maintain at least six feet distance between yourself and others around you.




Clean and Disinfect Often

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with bleach-based or alcohol-based cleaning products.



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