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May 6, COVID-19 Situation Update

This article was archived on 7/5/2020

Situation Update

To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 653 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 473 residents have recovered and 36 have died. Test results are updated daily at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19. For the most up-to-date news, information and business resources in Tulsa, visit www.cityoftulsa.org/COVID-19.  

Civil Emergency Remains in Place | Cloth Face Coverings Strongly Encouraged

The Mayor’s Civil Emergency Order remains in place through May 15 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The full executive order and a comprehensive FAQ list can be found at www.cityoftulsa.org/COVID-19.

All citizens should be wearing cloth face coverings in public whenever possible. These coverings should be worn in areas that do not properly allow for adequate social distancing, such as the grocery store or pharmacy (please see the attached graphic). For more information on cloth face coverings, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

The City and THD are enforcing the Mayor’s Civil Order – Complaints regarding social gatherings and bars should be made to TPD Non-Emergency, (918) 596-9222 or 311. Complaints regarding other businesses should be made to THD or the City at (918) 595-4200 or 311.

Tulsa Business Survey Launched

The City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Regional Chamber have created a Recovery Impact Survey to inform the City, Chamber, and the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Committee on how to best create relevant programs and services moving forward that tailor to business owners’ needs. Businesses can take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N98H9NH.

The link can also be viewed at www.cityoftulsa.org/COVID-19 or www.TulsaChamber.com/openforbusiness.    

Drive-Thru Testing Sites | Walmart Adds a Second Site

Walmart is adding a second drive-thru testing site in Tulsa by appointment only, located at 207 S. Memorial Dr. You must make an appointment to be seen during the hours of 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

All drive-thru testing locations are by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Testing site locations are as follows:

For more information on testing sites, visit: https://www.cityoftulsa.org/residents/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-testing-sites-in-tulsa/  

If you were exposed to a known COVID-19 patient or are exhibiting symptoms for COVID-19, call THD at (918) 582-9355.

CPR Classes Canceled

Citizen CPR is canceling all of its CPR classes through the end of August 2020 due to COVID-19. This includes the Save-A-Life Saturdays free CPR classes scheduled for June through August at community centers, including currently closed Tulsa Parks recreation centers. An article about these classes will appear in the City Life newsletter, which will be mailed out with City of Tulsa May utility bills. This cancellation was not known at the time of publication, and residents should disregard the information about these classes. For more information about Citizen CPR classes, visit www.tulsacpr.com.

Blood Donations Needed

Healthy Tulsans are being asked to donate blood, as the State of Oklahoma is facing the most critical blood shortage it’s ever faced. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) has lost more than a month’s worth of blood collection due to the pandemic. Residents can make an appointment with OBI by visiting www.OBI.org.  Residents can make a donation appointment with the American Red Cross at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tulsa County Update

Last Friday, Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ron Peters reached out to every city in the County regarding the federal CARES funding that Tulsa County received with an invitation to work with the County on requesting potential funding.

The Courthouse officially re-opened to the public Tuesday, May 5. The County reminds everyone to conduct business electronically or over the phone whenever possible. The District Courts are closed through May 15, so if you need to enter the courthouse the County encourages you to wear a mask. Visitors will see new signage and floor stickers throughout the building of proper social distancing and hand hygiene protocols. Following the opening of LaFortune and South Lakes Golf Courses and Grills on Friday, as well as the Case Tennis Center at LaFortune, nearly every visitor is adhering to the new social distancing guidelines. The grills at both golf courses continue to be open for take-out.

The County Parks department continues to evaluate the phased opening of County recreation centers, aquatic areas, and playgrounds.