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August 4, COVID-19 Situation Update

This article was archived on 9/26/2020

Situation Update

To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 9,417 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 8,010 residents have recovered and 101 have died. Test results are updated daily at  For the most up-to-date news, information and business resources in Tulsa, visit

Tulsa County COVID-19 Updates

The Tulsa Health Department continues to provide COVID-19 testing, and various other testing sites remain operational in Tulsa County. A complete list of testing locations can be found at

The City of Tulsa remains under a Civil Emergency, with a mask ordinance in effect. For a list of exemptions to the ordinance, mask FAQs and additional business resources, visit

Tulsa Area School Updates (Information received from each school district website)

Tulsa Public Schools
Start: August 31 - Distance learning for first nine weeks of school year, virtual academy available through end of the first semester 

Jenks Public Schools
Start: August 24 - Distance learning to start school year

Broken Arrow Public Schools
Start: August 19 – In-person, virtual and blended virtual options available 

Union Public Schools
Start: August 24 – In-person, virtual learning options available 

Bixby Public Schools  
Start: August 17, 24 – Divided between two cohorts, blend of in-person & distance learning 

Owasso Public Schools
Start: August 24 – Distance learning to start the year

Sand Springs Public Schools  
Start: August 18 – In-person, virtual and blended virtual options available

City of Tulsa Employee School Updates

The City of Tulsa is looking at various measures on how it can help employees navigate the changes to the upcoming school year. Currently, the City is ensuring employees are aware of FMLA benefits provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Additionally, employees with children are being allowed flexibility as to when required furlough hours can be taken; flexible work schedules can be taken where feasible, and remote work and telecommuting options are available to certain employees when feasible.

Financial Navigators Launched

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and many Tulsans are struggling with the financial strain caused by loss of business, furloughs, layoffs and more. For this reason, the City of Tulsa, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Tulsa, has launched a new Financial Navigator program. Through this no-cost service, Tulsans can connect remotely with a trained Financial Navigator for one-on-one guidance on managing their financial issues.

To request an appointment, visit,  or call 211. 

Translation Assistance

The City’s website, , has a tool to help with translation assistance for any page. Website visitors can click the drop down menu on any page that says, “Select Language,” and choose from one of more than 100 different languages.