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 October 13, 2020 2:23 p.m.
October 13, 2020
Halloween: The CDC has issued guidelines for Halloween across the United States, though the level of safety for any activity depends on local conditions. The Tulsa Health Department offers Halloween safety information and guidance here.
Permitting: To continue to ensure the safety of both visitors and staff, the Permit Center on the 4th floor of City Hall will remain closed for in-person business until Dec. 1, 2020.
Creative & Cultural Recovery Programs: The City of Tulsa, Tulsa Arts Commission, and Tulsa Planning Office began accepting applications for the VISION Arts Creative & Cultural Economic Recovery Program, which will support organizations in creating economic development opportunities in Tulsa while complying with health and safety guidelines.
To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 19,473 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 17,145 residents have recovered and 180 have died. Test results are updated daily at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.
September 28, 2020
Today, the City of Tulsa launched a new CARES Act website to help residents keep track of CARES projects and how the funding is being used.
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”:
Every Tulsa County resident ages six months and older is encouraged to receive a seasonal flu vaccine.
To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 17,004 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 15,291 residents have recovered and 160 have died. Test results are updated daily at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.
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 www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.
Updated July 16, 2020 4:15 p.m.
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
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 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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