Oklahomans are reacting to cases of the coronavirus across the state.
Here’s a look at local cancellations or changes:
Update March 31:
The Castle of Muskogee has canceled the Renaissance Faire for the rest of the year. It will return in 2021.
Update March 27:
Ironman Tulsa is postponed. Organizers are working diligently on all potential options and athletes that are registered for the race will receive an email in the coming days with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up with the latest Ironman updates on the official Facebook page.
Cain’s Ballroom canceled or postponed the following shows:
3/26 Railroad Earth (postponed TBD)
4/3 CFBEO Battle of the Bands (cancelled)
4/11 Tulsa Music Awards (moved to 6/13)
4/15 GROUPLOVE (postponed TBD)
4/16 Hot Club of Cowtown (moved to 10/28)
4/17 Jason Boland & The Stragglers (moved to 8/21)
4/19 Umphrey’s McGee (postponed TBD)
4/21 Bombay Bicycle Club (postponed TBD)
4/24 Junior Brown (moved to 8/27)
4/25 80′S PROM (postponed TBD)
4/29 Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (postponed TBD)
5/2 The Cadillac Three (postponed TBD)
5/7 Brian Culbertson Official (postponed TBD)
5/20 Starset (postponed TBD)
6/5 Tech N9ne (postponed TBD)
The Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners authorized Tulsa County Parks Department to cease operation, access and use of sports courts including basketball, tennis, and pickleball until further notice.
Update March 26:
Muscogee (Creek) Nation extends temporary closure of River Spirit Casino Resort and 8 regional casinos until April 15 Nation commits to maintaining $3.4 million bi-monthly payroll for 2,200 casino employees
The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County are closing their park playgrounds, dog parks, and sports courts.
Update March 24:
Gov. Kevin Stitt ordered all non-essential businesses must close by 11:59 p.m. on March 24.
Tulsa County’s LaFortune Park Golf Course, South Lakes Golf Course, and outdoor tennis courts at Case Tennis Center will remain open at this time.
“We’ve made adjustments at the golf courses,” Tulsa County Parks Director Vince Trinidad said. “We’re not letting more than 10 people in the pro shops at one time and we’re encouraging social distancing and hygiene practices.”
The golf courses and outdoor tennis courts will remain open unless the CDC guidance changes. The Grills at both golf courses are also open for carry-out dining every day from 7am – 8pm.The indoor courts at Case Tennis Center are closed.
Update March 23:
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane Spring Football Game is canceled along with other spring football practice.
Empire Slice in downtown Tulsa is closed and consolidated with its Oklahoma City location until the restaurants can reopen with dine-in service.
The groundbreaking event in Sand Springs for the Keystone Ancient Forest is canceled in there is no immediate plans to postpone it for another time.
The Sturgill Simpson concert scheduled for April at the BOK Center is postponed until fall.
Update March 20:
Mt. Zion Baptist Church has cancelled all services and activities until further notice
Family and Children’s Services in Tulsa is closing its Thrift Store on Saturday until further notice.
Update March 19:
Due to current events, the Broken Arrow Chamber is moving Rooster Days, originally scheduled for May 7th-10th, to Labor Day weekend, Thursday, September 3rd – Sunday, September 6th.
As additional cleaning and sanitizing efforts continue at the Salvation Army Center of Hope, two changes have now been implemented to programs there.
Overflow sleeping areas is expanded and group dining is eliminated.
A donation drive is underway to collect much needed items for the shelter, including bottled water for ‘grab and go’ lunches, hygiene items for clients and cleaning supplies.
They set up a drive-up donation site set-up in front of Tulsa Area Command at 924 S. Hudson Avenue.
Update March 18:
Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa will close Wednesday at 7 p.m. All other properties owned by Simon Property Group will also close.
Tulsa diocese suspended all public masses from Friday March 20 through April 8th.
Rhema Bible Church will be online only Wednesday night.
The Greenwood Culture Center building and the John Hope Franklin Center office will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice.
Executive Leadership of over fifteen Tulsa-area attractions have unanimously announced the temporary closure of their facilities. The decision was made in the best interest of public health and in alignment with the most recent recommendations from the CDC and The City of Tulsa.
Tulsa-area attractions will continue to evaluate the situation on a weekly basis as information is provided from the CDC and The City of Tulsa.
Gathering Place and River Parks Authority will keep outdoor trails and pathways open during regular operational hours where guests will continue to exercise social distancing.
Tulsa-area attractions include: AHHA, Woody Guthrie Center, Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, Philbrook, Discovery Lab, Tulsa Botanic Garden, Gilcrease, Duet, Guthrie Green, Tulsa Zoo, Oklahoma Aquarium, Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, Tulsa Garden Center, River Parks Authority, Mother Road Market, Circle Cinema and Gathering Place.
Effective Friday, March 13th, the City of Jenks is suspending all public gatherings in City Hall until at least April 6th. This includes all Community Room reservations and activities, court cases and any other form of public gathering held at City Hall. Jenks Fire Station #2’ has also suspended all public gatherings in their station, including their Community Room, until April 6th.
From now until April 6th, the City of Jenks has asked all their employees if they have COVID-19, flu or any respiratory illness symptoms, or live with someone showing those symptoms, to please stay home for the suggested 14 days (2 workweeks). City employees will not be required to use their sick leave in order to be paid during this time. City leadership hopes this encourages sick employees and employees with sick family members to stay home without fear of not being paid.
City leadership has also suspended all non-essential work travel until at least April 6th.
Oklahoma Aquarium is closed.
Tulsa Zoo is closed.
Hop Jam 2020 - is canceled. It was scheduled to take place this May in downtown Tulsa. Organizers announced the beer and music festival will return May 23, 2021.
Mayfest 2020 is canceled.
MONSTER JAM scheduled for March 28 and 29, at BOK Center has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Sept. 26-27.
John Hope Franklin Center has canceled the following event:
- All tours of the Greenwood District, including the JHF Reconciliation Park.
- All docent training sessions.
- JHF March 16 Board Meeting.
The annual symposium, held each May, remains on the schedule.
Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve visitors center and public restrooms are closed until further notice.
The Preserve will remain open for visitors to experience its beauty including the 15-mile bison loop, hiking trails and picnic area.
Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show is canceled.
The Woodie Guthrie Center will be closed until further notice.
The Real Talk program scheduled for March 21 will be postponed.
The Philbrook Museum and gardens closed Monday and will remain closed until further notice.
Mother Road Market in Tulsa is closed.
Redeemer Church in Tulsa will be online Sunday.
Yale Avenue Presbyterian Church called to say they are cancelling services and activities until April 5th.
Boston Avenue UMC is closed effective Friday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. through April 14.
Christ Church Episcopal Tulsa canceled worship and all activities through March 29.
Transformation Church moves services online this weekend.
Church on the Move weekend services have been cancelled. Will have online service at 10:00 on Sunday.
Life.Church will meet online this weekend instead of in person.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints canceled service Sunday.
First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa is moving to online services and support.
Schools move to online classes:
March 16 Update: Oklahoma has ordered all public schools in the state to remain closed through April 6.
Holland Hall will move to a remote learning plan for two weeks after spring break (March 23-April 3). The district says this is not required by the Tulsa Health Department, but they believe it’s the best decision for their students.
The school also canceled classes through Friday, March 13 after they were told several people in their community had been in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.
Tulsa Community College is extending spring break. This means all in-person classes are canceled the week of March 23 (March 23-29), and all faculty and staff are expected to participate in this planning week.
Additionally, as of today, all TCC-related student and employee travel, out-of-state or international, has been canceled until further notice. In-state travel is still allowed at this time.
The University of Tulsa announced one of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tulsa County is a family member of a student.
School officials implemented a social distancing policy to move classes online for an undetermined amount of time beginning on Wednesday. Students who can go home are encouraged to do so and remain off campus until April 5.
Athletic events scheduled between March 11 and March 14 are canceled or postponed as a precaution.
Oklahoma State University announced Thursday they’ll also be moving classes online.
The University of Oklahoma is moving all in-person classes to an online learning environment for the rest of the semester.
The University is also strongly encouraging telecommuting for campus employees.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University is closely monitoring the pandemic of COVID-19 and following the directives of state and local health departments.
To implement a strategy of social distancing, all OKWU classes will be taught online starting March 30, 2020. This includes virtual instruction for traditional undergraduate, adult evening, and Adult and Graduate Studies.
Campus is not closed, and this decision does not affect or extend spring break, March 16-20. No members of the OKWU community have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. OKWU’s administration continues to monitor the situation. The health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff remains the university’s highest priority.
The week of March 23-27 will serve as a study week for students while curriculum is prepared for online instruction. The campus will remain open, including residence halls, food service, and university offices. Employees are advised to check with supervisors about options for remote work.
Reducing the risk of exposure for all members of the community is in the best interest of OKWU students and employees while still fulfilling the university’s educational mission. Face-to-face classes will resume on April 14, 2020, if circumstances allow. Students who remain on campus should expect to receive instruction virtually.
Sporting Events Impacted:
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has been postponed to fall 2020.
OSSAA postponed all activities
USL including FC Tulsa is postponing its season for 30 days
Big 12 Conference Tournament is canceled.
Tulsa Soccer Club will be suspending all club activities effective immediately until Friday, March 20th. Officials will monitor and update moving forward after spring break.
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