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 January 1, 2021 12:07 p.m.
January 6, 2021
As the vaccine continues to be distributed across the county, it’s important for all residents to stay vigilant, especially as cases continue to reach record highs. Residents should continue to abide by the three W’s: Wear a mask, watch your distance and wash your hands.
To date, the State of Oklahoma has received 174,900 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 50,330 Oklahoma residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine, with 12,161 administered to Tulsa County residents. For the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Tulsa County, along with a list of FAQs and other resources, visit https://www.tulsa-health.org/covidvaccine.
To date, the Tulsa Health Department has confirmed 51,319 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 45,751 residents have recovered and 429 have died. Test results are updated daily at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.
December 22, 2020
The need for holiday gatherings to be different continue into the winter holidays. Gatherings with family and friends who do not live within your household increase the chance of contracting and spreading COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.
It’s asked residents utilize alternatives to traditional holiday gatherings that pose a lower risk of possibly contracting and spreading COVID-19, such as gathering with only those who live in your household and holding teleconference celebrations with those who don’t.
To date, the Tulsa Health Department has confirmed 44,433 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 38,582 residents have recovered and 351 have died. Test results are updated daily at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.
December 9, 2020
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced options to shorten the length of someone’s quarantine based on testing results and symptoms. Reducing the length of quarantine may make it easier for people to quarantine by reducing the time they cannot work.
Testing, quarantine and isolation remain critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Completing the entire duration of your quarantine and isolation is vitally important.
To date, the Tulsa Health Department has confirmed 37,459 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 32,558 residents have recovered and 292 have died. Test results are updated daily 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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