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Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update – March 24

This article was archived on 5/3/2020

Read Mayor Bynum’s Executive Order - March 24 | Download

Read the Homeland Security Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure | Download

March 25: If you believe your business is essential, please visit

Governor Kevin Stitt’s Executive Order - March 24 | Download

Governor Kevin Stitt’s Executive Order - March 25 - Updated | Download

Situation Update

To date, there have been 12 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County, with one death and one recovered patient- community spread is confirmed in Tulsa County.

Safer At Home Order Issued by the State of Oklahoma

Today, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued a Safer at Home Order that extends to all 77 counties for vulnerable populations to stay at home through April 30. This order does apply to the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County and at this time no further safer at home orders or clarifications have been issued locally.

Following the Governor’s order, effective tonight at midnight, no gatherings of 10 or more people are permitted in Oklahoma. Mayor Bynum also amended his Civil Emergency Executive Order to include the banning events of 10 people or more in Tulsa, which includes all social and work gatherings - prior to the amendment this strictly for City facilities only. Tulsa Police will enforce all orders as they have already with bars, dine-in restaurants, etc.

Per the Governor’s order, in Tulsa County, all non-essential businesses must close operations by 11:59 p.m. Wed., March 25. These include massage parlors, tattoo parlors, and other businesses that include personal touch. Essential business operations, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and other like-businesses can remain open. Residents are asked to stay home except for essential trips. The State will issue more clarification on specific non-essential and essential businesses included, but federal guidance from the Dept. of Homeland Security will be followed, you can view the federal guidance here.

COVID-19 Resource Center Launched
The City of Tulsa has launched a COVID-19 Resource Center in response to the pandemic, which can be accessed at The COVID-19 Resource Center includes the most recent Tulsa news on COVID-19, has important updates to City Services, and provides comprehensive Business Support Resources for impacted Tulsa businesses.

Tulsa City Council Going Virtual

Tulsa City Council is moving to videoconference meetings starting this week. If you want to watch the meetings, you can do so online at: Minutes and agendas can be found at:

211 Resources | Available in Multiple Languages

Community Service Council’s 211 Eastern Oklahoma has partnered with OSDH to provide the Tulsa area with resources, referrals and information related to COVID-19. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist, or search online at: 211 is free, available in multiple languages, and serves all of Tulsa County and Eastern Oklahoma. Additionally, 211 has developed a dedicated community webpage for COVID-19 response, including an alphabetical list of locally available resources, modified services, or temporarily closed agencies, which can be found at:

School Closing Resources
On Monday, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announced all Oklahoma schools might have to close for the remainder of the 2020 school year. Locally, there are several programs and ways kids can get food. For free meal sites closest to you, visit: For a comprehensive list of food resources in Oklahoma, visit:

City of Tulsa E-Services Portal

Residents needing to pay utility bills, municipal traffic tickets and use police and 311 reporting can do so on the City’s E-Services portal.

Basic Health Tips
COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person contact. Contraction can best be prevented through proper hygiene and social distancing.

For more information, visit: