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 March 24, 2021 1:36 p.m.
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.
March 4, 2021
One Year of COVID-19 Response: One year ago this week, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Tulsa County. The City took immediate steps to try prevent the spread of the virus and various executive orders and ordinances were issued during the year-long response. Learn More
Tulsa Thanks You: The City of Tulsa released the video from its Tulsa Thanks You video project, a communications initiative to thank Tulsa’s health care workers who have worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the Video
To date, the Tulsa Health Department has confirmed 71,227 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 69,103 residents have recovered and 723 have died. Test results and additional information can be found at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.
February 18, 2021
Vaccines: According to the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS), THD has administered 33,826 vaccines to date, which includes 8,934 second doses. There have been more than 114,251 doses administered in Tulsa County and documented in OSIIS as of Feb. 16.
THD continues to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals in Tulsa County, which currently includes all health care workers, first responders, and Oklahomans age 65 and older.
COVID-19 Relief: The deadline to apply to the COVID-19 Relief Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) is tomorrow, Feb. 19. The City of Tulsa is seeking proposals from eligible nonprofits to address the negative local effects of the pandemic and award up to $6.5 million in grants. Learn more about COVID relief programs at: www.cityoftulsa.org/cares
Homelessness Response: The overflow shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness at the former Tulsa County Juvenile Detention Center has been more important than ever during the winter storm. The shelter has been able to provide daytime and nighttime services to an average of 171 individuals daily.
To date, the Tulsa Health Department has confirmed 69,112 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 65,716 residents have recovered and 661 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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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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