Today, Mayor G.T. Bynum, Tulsa Health Department (THD) Executive Director Dr. Dart, Tulsa County Commissioner Stan Sallee, and Ascension St. John Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Tim Young gave an update on COVID-19 in the Tulsa area.
THD reports COVID-19 hospitalizations remain elevated. Today, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported the recent 3-day average for hospitalizations in Tulsa County stands at 456 individuals, with 137 patients in Intensive Care Units.
In accordance with CDC guidance, the City of Tulsa has a mask and vaccination resolution within Tulsa city limits that encourages Tulsans to wear a mask in public settings and encourages all eligible individuals to get vaccinated. The City is enforcing its trespassing laws at any business who wishes to require masks in their establishment. To learn more about mask-wearing in Tulsa and to find updated ‘Face Coverings Required’ posters and flyers that anyone can post at their business or event, visit www.cityoftulsa.org/masks
Anyone 12 years old and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge, regardless of health insurance status. THD is also administering third doses for immunocompromised individuals. The three vaccines being administered in Tulsa County are Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
There are various places to receive the vaccine, such as THD, local pharmacies, and doctor’s offices. To learn more about the vaccine and to schedule an appointment, visit vaccinate918.com.
THD is also offering free COVID-19 testing. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, stay home and go get a COVID-19 test. To make an appointment for a test, or to see a list of locations receiving walk-ins, visit https://tulsa-health.org/request-covid-19-test
For questions about vaccinations and testing, call THD at (918) 582-9355.