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.
Tulsans 65 years of age and older and those with underlying medical conditions should exercise additional caution. Please follow OSDH guidelines and recommendations. For the latest local updates on COVID-19, follow this page or visit the City of Tulsa Press Room.
Updated April 29, 2021 12:18 p.m.
April 29, 2021
Masks: Starting May 1, the City of Tulsa’s mask mandate will no longer be in effect.
When the mandate expires, it will end the requirement for masks in places of public accommodation, the spacing requirements for restaurants and bars, and the mask requirement for restaurant and bar employees.
Any business or venue may still choose to require masks at their establishment. Those visiting any public-facing City facilities are required to wear a mask until further notice. This requirement also remains in place for all City employees. Learn more at: www.cityoftulsa.org/masks
Vaccines: Vaccines are widely available at no cost. Anyone over 16 years old can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine through the State’s vaccine portal at:
Executive Order Update: Today, Mayor Bynum issued an mandating the submission of a COVID-19 safety plan for events or gatherings of 500 people or more (previously 150 people or more). The executive order applies to any gathering, whether it be a worship service, funeral, wedding, venue operation, special event, etc. with expected total attendance of 500 people or more.
To date, the Tulsa Health Department has confirmed 74,049 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 71,924 residents have recovered and 1,033 have died. Test results and additional information can be found at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.
April 20, 2021
A new community vaccination center (CVC) will open in Tulsa on Wednesday, April 21. The federally supported vaccination center will be open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus, 3727 E Apache St, Tulsa, OK 74115. To make an appointment or learn more about the CVC, visit www.tulsa-health.org/CVC. Appointments are encouraged but walk-in vaccinations will be accepted as well.
The site has the capacity to administer up to 3,000 doses per day and is expected to receive a weekly allotment of 21,000 doses. English and Spanish-speaking staff are present on-site, with the ability to connect to translation services for other languages including sign language interpretation.
The vaccination site will be managed by the Tulsa Health Department in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Tulsa Community College, the Oklahoma National Guard and the Department of Defense.
March 24, 2021
Vaccines: Beginning Monday, March 29, any Oklahoman over 16 years of age who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment through the State’s vaccine portal at: vaccinate.ok.gov
Masks: A mask mandate remains in effect in Tulsa city limits until April 30, 2021. Additional COVID-19 requirements are also in place.
As the effects of Spring Break are being monitored, Mayor Bynum, the Tulsa City Council, THD and Tulsa’s local hospitals will continue to stay in contact with one another.
COVID-19 Relief Funding: In just over a week, the launch of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) on March 15 has drawn more than 2,600 applications with more than $7 million in requests received for rent and utility assistance.
To date, the Tulsa Health Department has confirmed 72,378 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 70,457 residents have recovered and 774 have died. Test results and additional information can be found at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.
About the State of Oklahoma's OURS Plan
Oklahoma began implementing a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up on April 24, 2020. For information, questions and reopening guidance, please visit the Oklahoma Department of Commerce's OURS plan page.
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Tips for Protecting Yourself & Others
It is recommended you get a COVID-19 Vaccine and continue proactive steps around hygiene and physical distancing to 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 while you are sick and avoid close contact with others. Contact your medical provider for next steps and guidance.
Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
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 frequently touched objects and surfaces with bleach-based or alcohol-based cleaning products.
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