Latest COVID-19 information for Tulsa metro area

Latest COVID-19 information for Tulsa metro area
Oklahoma State Capitol (File photo)

TULSA, Okla. — LAST REVIEWED JUNE 29, 2020 12:15 P.M. CST

Overview

Oklahoma is following the Open Up & Recover Safely (OURS) Plan, a three-phase approach to reopen the state’s economy during the pandemic. Citizens of vulnerable population should continue following safer-at-home policies.

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Social Distancing

The Tulsa Health Department suggests that residents wear face masks and remain socially distant until further notice. A Safer At Home order is still in place for Tulsans over 65 years of age and those with underlying medical conditions. Visitation to senior facilities, except for end-of-life situations, is prohibited until affirmatively lifted by Executive Order.

Business and facilities

Restaurants are open for dining in but only under particular guidelines set by the state. There are resources set aside by the state for businesses as they reopen. Social distancing measures at bars are being left up to business owners and local officials.

Events

Events in Tulsa are required to meet CDC guidelines. Entertainment venues can submit inquiries to the state’s department of commerce but social distancing guidelines will be up to business owners and local officials.

Healthcare Status

According to OSDH, 22% of adult ICU beds are available across Oklahoma. Twenty-six percent of medical surgery beds are available and 42% of pediatric beds are available in hospitals across the state. There are 756 ventilators available and about 15 days of PPE on hand in the state’s inventory. State virus tracking numbers are available daily around 11 a.m.

Schools

Individual school districts are working to determine how students will return to class in August. Tulsa Public Schools is working through multiple calendar possibilities.

How to Get Help

Hunger Free Oklahoma has food resources for families dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. They have information on meal sites for children, SNAP benefits, and seniors. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has help for those looking for unemployment information here.

COVID-19 Testing

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has several COVID-19 testing sites around the state. Testing is available to anyone but may require an appointment.

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