Tulsa’s Hispanic/Latinx community has been disproportionately represented in the number of positive COVID cases, representing nearly 24% of cases recorded but making up only 13% of Tulsa County’s population.
The Latinx COVID-19 Outreach Committee was convened to help the Tulsa Health Department develop a robust and comprehensive community engagement and communications strategy to effectively reach the Latinx community. The Committee has established three areas of focus: 1) increase public awareness about prevention through culturally-relevant messaging and targeted outreach, 2) remove barriers for testing, and 3) strengthen partnerships with the Latinx community and Tulsa Health Department.
The Committee is coordinated by the Tulsa Health Department, the Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs Commission, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Equity, and the Birth through Eight Strategy for Tulsa. The committee comprises several local experts who have extensive community engagement and communications experience, along with staff from the Tulsa Health Department. Meetings are held biweekly on Fridays. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for partnership opportunities.
Resources by topic (all available in English and Spanish)
Below is a selection of resources produced by the Tulsa Health Department that are available in English and Spanish as well as materials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Visit the Tulsa Health Department website for more resources and information: https://www.tulsa-health.org/
While the online vaccine portal is currently only available in English, we expect it will be made available in Spanish in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here are a few resources to help Spanish speakers.
How to prevent COVID-19
Symptoms of COVID-19
Guidance on quarantine and isolation
Materials for businesses
Additional Spanish language materials