Yes? or No? Quick points on what you can and can’t do during the Safer at Home Order
Note: This press release was updated April 1 to extend the order deadline from April 15 to April 30.
Today, Mayor G.T Bynum issued a Safer at Home Order for all Tulsans beginning Sat., March 28 at 11:59 p.m. through April 30 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this week, the State of Oklahoma issued a Safer at Home Order statewide for those 65 years or older and individuals with underlying medical conditions. Mayor Bynum’s order includes all Tulsans regardless of age.
Not only does the Tulsa Safer at Home order apply to all ages, but all public and private events or social gatherings outside of a family or living unit are no longer allowed. Mayor Bynum amended his prior executive order to reflect a complete prohibition on events and social gatherings rather than the previous 10-person minimum.
The City of Tulsa is following the State of Oklahoma’s Order as it relates to essential and non-essential business closures. Essential businesses as outlined by the State of Oklahoma remain open and work performed for an essential business is being conducted. Essential workers and businesses do not need documentation, nor does anyone needing to make essential trips to these businesses.
Tulsa has already put in place many safeguards that meet criteria for shelter in place orders across the country including limiting gatherings, closing non-essential businesses with work at home strategies and instituting distance learning during school closures. The cities of Tulsa and Oklahoma City are implementing this measure simultaneously in Oklahoma’s two largest cities.
The following guidelines can be followed for Tulsans as we work together as a community to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Tulsa Safer at Home Executive Order, FAQ and State of Oklahoma essential and non-essential business list can be found at: www.cityoftulsa.org/COVID-19.
Under the Tulsa Safer at Home Order, Tulsans can:
Basic Health Tips
COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person contact. Contraction can best be prevented through washing hands and physical distancing up to 6 feet. For more information, visit: www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19