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Coronavirus Closings in Oklahoma: March 12 - March 17

Coronavirus Closings in Oklahoma: March 12 - March 17
Posted at 10:59 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 11:59:56-04

What events and schools have been canceled or postponed in Green Country due to coronavirus concerns?

The following are official news releases regarding updates to events and school schedules, including changes due to COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ve made a list of retail and chain store closures in Green Country or those that have reduced hours due to the coronavirus outbreak.

KJRH will continue to update the following information.

March 17, 2020
10:06 p.m.

Planet Fitness Tulsa (Riverside)

Given the increased threat that COVID-19 poses to our global community, and out of an abundance of caution, the Tulsa (Riverside), OK club will temporarily close on Tuesday, March 17th at 10pm for two weeks through March 31. This was a difficult decision to make but we believe it is the right one. We recognize that you were recently billed your monthly dues and we will credit your payment for our closed days on your next monthly bill upon reopening.

Physical and mental health is extremely important, especially during stressful and uncertain times. While we will miss seeing you in the club for the time-being, we are still here to motivate you and support you along your fitness journey. We encourage you to download the Planet Fitness app [click.email.planetfitness.com] which includes access to fitness content and more than 500 exercises that can be done at home.

In addition, on the Planet Fitness Facebook Page [click.email.planetfitness.com] we are hosting "Home Work-Ins" - a series of free fitness classes for everyone - that will be streamed live daily Monday – Friday at 7 p.m. ET. There is no equipment needed and all classes will be 20 minutes or less.

March 17, 2020
6:02 p.m.

Campaign moves to virtual and electronic communication to ensure safety of Oklahomas

Today, Janet Barresi Republican candidate for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District, implemented important precautions to help ensure the safety and well-being of our fellow Oklahomans.
I wanted to inform you of some necessary changes we are instituting for our campaign. We have taken steps to suspend all in-person campaigning and fundraising appointments.

In addition, all fundraising events are postponed until that time when we are advised that it is safe to resume normal activities.

I will still be pursuing a vigorous schedule of outreach to Oklahomans in the 5 th Congressional District but I will do it using electronic and virtual communication.

March 17, 2020
5:14 p.m.

Master Gardener Plant Sale for 2020 is Canceled

Tomorrow we will begin issuing refunds to all those who have placed orders. Monies will be refunded to the credit/debit card you used for your purchase within 4-5 days.
If you have any questions, you can email us at plantsale@tulsamastergardeners.org [scysvr03.r.us-east-1.awstrack.me]

March 17, 2020
5:00 p.m.

The Discover Lab Will Remained Closed Until April 5

In an effort to reduce any potential spread of COVID-19, Discovery Lab will be closed March 16-April 5 and all scheduled events and programming have been canceled. We are closely monitoring the OK State Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and will re-evaluate our closure at that time.

In the meantime, go Beyond the Museum with us and experience STEM from your own home. Please stay tuned to Discovery Lab's YouTube [email.robly.com] and social media for new content that is engaging for the whole family.

Thank you for your patience as we do our best to keep our guests and our staff safe and healthy.

March 17, 2020
4:57 p.m.

Commissioners of the Land Office Closed

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, effective March 18, 2020, the Commissioners of the Land Office (“CLO”) office will be closed to the public until further notice.
During this time assistance can be found or payments made on our website at www.clo.ok.gov or by calling 405-521-4000.

Please check our website frequently for updates.

We appreciate your patience during this time as we work to maintain the same level of service while limiting the potential for community spread.

March 17, 2020
4:42 p.m.

Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission Update on Closures

The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (“WCC”) and the Court of Existing Claims (“CEC”) will continue to close its offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa for the remainder of the week, March 18 through March 20. Commission dockets will be reset, and case filing deadlines will be extended once Commission administrative hearing operations are reestablished. Employees of the WCC should not report to work the rest of the week and will be on paid administrative leave for the rest of the week.

March 17, 2020
4:10 p.m.

OKWU Implements Campus Closure in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Response in Compliance with CDC Recommendations

March 17, 2020, Bartlesville, OK – Rapid changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have compelled Oklahoma Wesleyan University to institute a campus closure. Effective Sunday, March 22, OKWU’s residential campus will be closed for the remainder of the spring semester.

Beginning March 30, all traditional classes will continue in an online format through the end of spring semester. Students transitioning to remote instruction will receive more information from the university and from their professors as they make the transition. OKWU is committed to assisting all students through this difficult process.

The university’s responsibility to students, their families, staff, and faculty requires that they avoid large group gatherings and promote self-isolation to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus. While this approach is not ideal, and while OKWU regrets that its students will not be able to access the enriching, on-campus educational experience, the university shares the president’s and governor’s direction and have turned towards this course in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

“During this time when there are more questions than answers, we have a wonderful opportunity as a Christian university to share the reassurance and hope that we have,” President Jim Dunn said. “While we will take every precaution to keep our community, city, and country safe, we remain confident in the hope of Christ Jesus.”

OKWU looks forward to a return to on-campus learning in the summer and fall.

Visit www.okwu.edu/coronavirus for updated information.

March 17, 2020
4:10 p.m.

Special Olympics Oklahoma Cancels All April & May Events

Including Summer Games

Due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, we are deeply saddened to announce that Special Olympics Oklahoma has made the very difficult decision to cancel all April and May sports training, competition and special events, along with our 2020 Summer Games scheduled for May 13-15. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has recommended that over an 8 week period from March 15, 2020, organizers hosting an in-person event of 50 individuals or more throughout the United States should cancel or postpone. Special Olympics, Inc. has recommended all Accredited Programs cancel events through the end of May, 2020.While canceling April and May events and Summer Games is truly disappointing for athletes who have trained for months to compete – as well as for the volunteers, family, friends and our staff and board who support them and look forward to cheering them on – we know that our love of sport doesn’t compare to the importance of protecting the health and safety of all involved.

This was an extremely difficult decision to make, and we know this is a great disappointment for the entire Special Olympics Oklahoma family, but the safety of the athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff remain our primary concern.

Athletes, we recommend you visit www.sook.org [sook.org] for some links to various “in-home” training options that can help you stay fit during this time.

March 17, 2020
4:09 p.m.

Wyandotte Nation Continues Changes to Clow Spread of Coronavirus

The Wyandotte Nation, as part of our ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), will make several changes to keep our citizens, employees and guests safe:

  • The Wyandotte Nation will operate with essential employees and limit public access to emergency services effective March 18. If services are needed, please call or email.
  • The Bearskin Fitness Center is closed effective at 9 pm March 17.
  • Turtle Tots (including preschool, and childcare) is closed effective March 19.
  • Wyandotte Nation Cultural Center is closed effective March 18.
  • Elders Services (Title VI) will continue to serve lunch as TAKE OUT ONLY from 11 am – 1 pm. No public access to the building will be allowed during this time. Staff will be available to deliver meals to your vehicle. Please stay in your vehicle and drive through the driveway.
  • Housing – Activity Center and Community Center closed effective March 17.
  • The Bearskin Clinic will provide limited services. Please call before coming to the clinic. Pharmacy services will continue.

Wyandotte Nation Leadership is continually monitoring this situation and will reassess these decisions on March 31.
March 17, 2020
4:02 p.m.

Oklahoma Caring Vans Cancels Upcoming Clinics

In light of Oklahoma’s state of emergency, the Oklahoma Caring Van program is canceling upcoming clinics in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro, through Friday, March 27.

This decision is made in the best interest of the public and community partners.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at this time, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Please visit the CDC for the latest up-to-date information on how to protect yourself and your family.

The impacted clinics are listed below:

Oklahoma City Caring Van- CLINIC CANCELATIONS

Thursday, March 19

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Latino Community

Development Agency

420 SW 10th St.

Oklahoma City 73109

Saturday, March 21

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Feria de Salud

3207 South Boulevard

Edmond 73013

Monday, March 23

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WCD WIC – El Reno

1623 Route 66

El Reno 73036

Tulsa Caring Van – CLINIC CANCELATIONS

Thursday, March 19

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Utica Park Clinic

10512 N. 110th East Ave.

Owasso 74055

Wednesday, March 25

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tulsa Mingo WIC

9924 E. 21st St.

Tulsa 74129

Additional updates and information will be provided as it becomes available.

For the most current information, please visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/oklahomacaringfoundation

March 17, 2020
4:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa Closed, March 17, 2020 in Response to COVID-19

Effective, March 17, 2020, First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa is closing its building and canceling all events, programming and services located in the Church building in response to CDC and Tulsa city official recommendations to stem the spread of Covid-19. Our staff will be working remotely and we will be communicating regularly through digital means including the internet, social media and telephone.
The Church will be offering services and support online.

Digital services and messages:
We will broadcast Sunday messages on Livestream at www.Livestream.com/FirstChurchtulsa [livestream.com]. Just click the link and it will take you to our page. Search for the ‘date of service’ and the message you want to watch and select play. You will also be able to view the taped version of the messages at any time thereafter.

Sunday live broadcasts include:
Contemporary Worship, 9:30 a.m.
Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.
Tulsa International Fellowship, 11 a.m.

Wednesday live broadcasts include:
Lenten Worship, 7:00 p.m. through Easter

We will also be broadcasting messages, stories and more through our social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Social media:
Facebook @FirstChurchTulsa
Twitter @1stChurchTulsa
Instagram @FirstChurchTulsa

We will be maintaining a skeleton crew at the Church to answer the phone and maintain the building. During this time, we will perform deep cleaning and sanitation of all of the surfaces to prepare the building when it is time to reopen.

March 17, 2020
3:50 p.m.

Mazzio’s Delivery and Carryout to Continue,

Dine-In Option to Close by End of Day Tuesday, March 17

Over the concern of COVID-19 and to ensure the well-being of our guests, Mazzio’s corporate locations will be closing all dining-room service by end of day today, Tuesday, March 17.

March 17, 2020
3:47 p.m.

YWCA Tulsa Closes

In an effort to maintain solidarity with the community around efforts around COVID-19, YWCA Tulsa will be closing its doors for the immediate future beginning Wednesday, March 18. We are committed to the health and safety of our members and our team, as well as the community at large, and will be continuing to watch the situation locally as it develops. As part of our emergency plans, we will keep our members at the center of our focus by finding creative ways to continue offering services. We will work to develop additional supports to help you stay healthy during this pandemic, and we will be sending out additional resources in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your support in an effort to keep our community safe and well. We truly value your membership and your commitment to the YWCA.

March 17, 2020
3:16 p.m.

Tulsa County Court Clerk Temporary Changes in Response to the COVID-19 Virus

Per recent rulings and instructions on the state and local level many Tulsa County court docket times have changed. Some dockets have been deferred to a later date. So as to not overwhelm the phone traffic of the Tulsa County Court Clerk’s office you should first consult www.oscn.net [oscn.net] and search the OSCN Dockets on the court records. The cases can be searched by case number or by party name.

The E-payment system is still operational on the www.oscn.net [oscn.net] website for payment of Court Fines.

Until further notice the Tulsa County Court Clerk’s office on the second floor of the courthouse will remain open to the public. We will continue to practice measures of hygiene for all public surfaces, wiping down counters, doorknobs and handrails with anti-bacterial disinfectants.

We look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Tulsa County.

March 17, 2020
3:12 p.m

Downstream Casino Resort Closes During Key COVID-19 Period

Downstream Casino Resort will cease all operations beginning at midnight tonight and lasting through April 2, to be certain it is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Our resort guests, our employees and their families, and the general public’s health and well being are our top priorities right now,” said Quapaw Nation Chairman John L. Berrey.

The resort’s casino, two hotels and restaurants will all shut down for the period. Hotel guests who were already registered at the time of this writing will be able to remain until 12pm tomorrow, March 18. The resort’s Q-Store, a convenience store and gas station about 1/3 mile from the casino, will remain open.

Details of the shutdown are being determined with input from state and federal agencies. Downstream opened in July, 2008, and employs about 1,100 workers.

March 17, 2020
3:11 p.m.

Stillwater City Closures & Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Precautions

Link: http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/531 [stillwater.org]

Due to the City’s recent declaration of a state of emergency as a result of one confirmed case of COVID-19 virus in Payne County, some City facilities, events and meetings are seeing closures and cancellations through April 5. The below list is an ongoing compilation of all City closures and cancellations—check the list for updates at http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/531 [stillwater.org].
Due to the City’s recent declaration of a state of emergency as a result of one confirmed case of COVID-19 virus in Payne County, some City facilities, events and meetings are seeing closures and cancellations through April 5. The below list is an ongoing compilation of all City closures and cancellations—check the list for updates at http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/531 [stillwater.org].
All core City services will remain operational and all City employees will report to work as usual. Note: utility disconnection notices can be disregarded until City Council considers an action at its March 23 meeting.

City-owned facilities closed to the public until April 5:

  • Stillwater Public Library
  • Stillwater Community Center
  • Stillwater Senior Center
  • Stillwater Parks and Recreation office
  • Senior Activity Center (closed indefinitely)
  • Park shelter rentals
  • All Stillwater park restrooms
  • Armory Open Gym
  • Lake McMurtry: tent & RV camping, restroom facilities
  • Activities and meetings canceled until April 5:
  • Stillwater Community Center
  • Senior Activity Center
  • Stillwater Area Sports Association (SASA)
  • Stillwater Public Library – library outreach also cancelled
  • Municipal Court Dockets
  • Planning Commission
  • Stillwater Sister Cities
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Board of Drainage Appeals
  • Building Trades Board
  • Library Board
  • Sister Cities Council
  • Builders relations committee

Stillwater City Council, Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA), and the Stillwater Medical Center Authority will meet as usual and remain open to the public, although the city strongly encourages residents to watch from home via YouTube, Facebook Live, AT&T U-verse channel 99, or Suddenlink channel 14. See all meetings, details and cancellations at Stillwater.org/agenda.Cancelled City events between now and April 5:

This is not a complete list.

  • Stillwater Trash-Off
  • Homebuyers Education Course
  • Community Grant Input meeting #2
  • SASA Cowboy Classic baseball tournaments (March 20-22 and April 3-5

Stillwater Fire Department (SFD) alters business operations

Stillwater residents should call ahead and schedule an appointment before visiting the Stillwater Fire Administration Building. Residents who have recently been ill or exposed to an ill individual should avoid visiting SFD stations. Please call instead. As always, SFD is available for emergency calls. For questions and scheduling visits, call 405.742.8308.

In addition to some City facility closures and event and meeting cancellations, this declaration highly encourages local restaurants, bars and businesses to impose strict social distancing measures. It began Monday, March 16 at 12 a.m. and will remain in effect until Sunday, April 5—but it can be extended if need be. The City strongly encourages the cancellation of all in-person gatherings. Restaurants, bars and similar facilities are encouraged to limit the number of patrons allowed inside and to pursue take-out or delivery options. Gym facilities are also encouraged to discontinue group activities.

Schedule a time for animal welfare pickup: no drop-offs

Stillwater Animal Welfare will not be accepting visitors who aren’t adopting or searching for their lost pet. If you find an animal or spot a loose dog, please call the shelter at 405.372.0334 to schedule a pickup instead. If you plan on visiting the shelter for any reason, please call ahead. Residents are still encouraged to adopt a new pet during this time—the shelter has many animals awaiting a new home.

Considering ordering take out?

Call your local restaurant first—many restaurants are implementing their own restrictions aside from the City’s order to halt all dine-in options until April 5. Restaurants that do not have drive-thrus may allow pick up orders.

March 17, 2020
2:21 p.m.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention [cdc.gov] (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of Tuesday March 17th, 2020, the Travertine Nature Center, is closed until further notice. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, all outdoor spaces will remain open to provide healthy options for the public to recreate.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Chickasaw National Recreation Area is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.

The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.

For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance [cdc.gov] for those at higher risk of serious illness.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus [nps.gov]. Please check with individual parks [nps.gov] for specific details about park operations.

www.nps.gov [nps.gov]

March 17, 2020
2:25 p.m.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have new hours for the Rogers County Election Board until April 1. Monday through Friday 8 am to 1:30.

Other Rogers County Offices are closing to the public but the Election Board must remain open by statute during the hours of 8 am to 1:30 pm.
Also, by Statute the April 7, 2020 Election must be held, and Early Voting will be held at the Election Board office on April 2, and 3rd.

We at the Election Board are doing what we can for the health and safety of our employees and Poll Workers. That being said, as you may know many of our workers are in the danger zone as far as their age. If you would like to volunteer to work the polls please contact us.

Filing for County Offices will be April 8th, 9th and 10th at the Election Board office. We are currently waiting on directions from the State, as they may offer alternatives to filing in person or via Proxy. Once we have guidelines we will pass that information to our voters.

Election guidelines are woven into our United States Constitution as well as the Constitution of Oklahoma. We don’t get to “Throw Away” or Disregard the law. The Rogers County Election Board will carry on and continue to do what we have to do for our elections to be carried out properly.

We strongly urge everyone, who is concerned about exposure to Covid-19, to request an absentee ballot. The process is simple.
Visit our website rogerscountyelectionboard.org and follow the link to request absentee ballots.

March 17, 2020
2:25 p.m.

The Adjutant General for Oklahoma, Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, announced today that the Thunderbird Challenge program, located in Pryor, Oklahoma, will suspend all activities for a minimum of three weeks beginning March 23.

The decision was made in an effort to avoid any health issues among the cadets and cadre in relation to the spread of COVID-19 and to allow the cadets to be with their families during these difficult times. The program will close until at least April 13.
“As most other schools and colleges in Oklahoma have already done, we have decided to send our cadets (students) home to be with their families in an effort to blunt the impact of COVID-19 on our communities,” Thompson said.

Carl Franks, program director for the Thunderbird Challenge program said, “The cadets will have the opportunity to continue their classes online and Thunderbird staff will be available remotely to ensure they meet their educational goals.”

The mission of the program is to intervene in the lives of Oklahoma’s high school dropouts to affect a positive change in them. For more information on the Thunderbird Challenge program, please visit: https://thunderbird.org [lnks.gd]

March 17, 2020
2:21 p.m.

The leader of the Oklahoma Senate released the following statement:

“The Oklahoma Senate today learned that someone in the Senate has tested positive for COVID-19. While the risk to a majority of Senate personnel and senators remains low, per the recommendation and under the guidance of health officials, we are taking appropriate measures.
“In addition, beginning Wednesday, March 18, and through Friday, March 20, Senate offices will be closed and employees will work remotely during that time. The Senate will continue to operate and serve the citizens of the state of Oklahoma. We will continue working with other state officials, health care professionals, and agencies as state government addresses this public health crisis.” – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.

March 17, 2020
1:17 p.m.

Macy’s, Inc. Temporarily Closes Stores Nationwide in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) today announced that it will temporarily close all stores by end of business today, March 17, 2020, through March 31, 2020. This includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores. Macy’s, Inc. will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce.
“The health and safety of our customers, colleagues and communities is our utmost priority. As a result of the recent COVID-19 developments, we have decided to temporarily close our stores. We will work with government and health officials to assess when we will reopen our stores and safely bring our colleagues back to work,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. “During this closure, we will continue to serve our customers through our e-commerce sites.”

All three Macy’s, Inc. brands – Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Bluemercury – will continue to serve customers through macys.com [macys.com], bloomingdales.com [bloomingdales.com] and bluemercury.com [bluemercury.com] and through its mobile apps.

March 17, 2020
1:11 p.m.

ODOC, GTL Agreement Provides Free Calls for Inmates During COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections suspended all visitation and volunteer access to facilities to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19. To lessen strain on inmates and their families, ODOC officials have established an agreement to provide each inmate with two free five-minute-long phone calls each week starting Wednesday.
The agreement with the telecommunications company GTL, which provides inmate telephone service inside state facilities, will help ensure inmates’ important connections with loved ones remain during this situation. The agreement runs through April 14. ODOC is also exploring other ways to provide communication between inmates and their families.

Additionally, ODOC is screening staff daily for symptoms of COVID-19 when they arrive for their shifts. If they exhibit symptoms such as a fever, shortness of breath or a cough, they will be required to return home.

ODOC has established a DOC COVID-19 Update telephone line for information related to the pandemic. The public can call 405-425-2556 for updates on facility access, visitation, and other news.

Staff inside those facilities are also prioritizing inmate sick call requests related to respiratory issues for signs of COVID-19.

The public is urged to monitor agency social media and its website, doc.ok.gov, for news on the response.

March 16, 2020
12:30 p.m.

Tulsa Tech Temporary Closures

In cooperation with the Governor’s office, the State Department of Education & the Oklahoma Department of Health, Tulsa Tech will be closed until Monday, April 6 in support of COVID-19 community protection efforts.
All classes, activities, meetings & events are canceled

March 16, 2020
10:17 a.m.

Tulsa District COVID-19 Operations Focuses on Public and Employee Safety

Effective immediately, all Tulsa District lake offices will be closed to the public. Decisions on opening of campgrounds and public use areas are under review and not yet final but openings will quite likely be delayed.
March 16, 2020
9:04 p.m.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Announces Temporary Closure of River Spirit Casino Resort and 8 Regional Casinos until March 31

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief David Hill and River Spirit Casino Resort Chief Executive Officer Pat Crofts announced today the temporary closure of all nine Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos, including River Spirit Casino Resort.
While River Spirit Casino Resort and the other casino properties have no reported cases of COVID-19, the temporary closure is due to guidelines by the National Center for Disease Control in order to assist public efforts to reduce exposure to the virus.

The temporary closure begins tonight, at Midnight (12:00 am CST), through at least Tuesday, March 31, 2020, hen officials will evaluate re-opening based on current information from the CDC.

Nation commits to maintaining payroll for 2,200 casino employees through end of month.

March 16, 2020
7:15 p.m.

HOP JAM 2020 CANCELED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, 2021 EVENT DATES ANNOUNCED

Like so many over the past days, our businesses and families have been affected by the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus. As we all reflect on the reality of these unprecedented events we want to be good stewards of our community, so we have decided, after much consideration, to cancel Hop Jam 2020.
The good news amidst all the chaos is we have the opportunity to plan and prepare for Hop Jam 2021, and use the time to cultivate the best gathering of craft beer and music we have ever assembled, so put it on your calendar - Hop Jam returns 23 May 2021! Stay tuned for futher details on ticket packages, music and beer announcements, and we hope you will put it on your calendar to join us.

March 16, 2020
7:01 p.m.

DOLLAR GENERAL ANNOUNCES FIRST HOUR OF OPERATIONS TO BE DEDICATED TO SENIOR CUSTOMERS

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced plans to dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers, as well as amend store operating hours beginning tomorrow, March 17, 2020. Beginning tomorrow, Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Additionally, all stores plan to close one hour earlier than current close times to allow employees to clean and re-stock store shelves, as well as for their health and wellbeing. Stores will continue to maintain current opening hours. Normal operating hours by individual store locations are available here [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net].

March 16, 2020
6:42 p.m.

Oklahoma Schools for the Deaf, Blind to Close Until April 6 to Protect Students from Coronavirus

Oklahoma School for the Deaf in Sulphur and Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee will close March 17-April 6, along with other Oklahoma public schools, to protect the health and wellbeing of students and employees from coronavirus/COVID-19. There are no reported cases of the virus at the schools. OSD and OSB are divisions of Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

March 16, 2020
6:20 p.m.

Muskogee Cancels Events Following CDC Guidelines

The City of Muskogee is taking necessary steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At this time the following events and programs are affected:
 Muskogee Senior Center, closing as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further recommendation from the CDC

 Muskogee Swim and Fitness Center, all programming with 10 or more attendees for those considered in the “high risk” population (seniors, compromised immune systems, underlying medical issues, pregnant or recently given birth, etc.) suspended as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020. These identified classes include: H2O Aerobics-AM, Aqua Zumba-AM, and Tai Chi. The center will remain open at this time. Please check with the center if you have questions regarding a specific program or use of the facilities by calling 918.684.6304.

 Muskogee Run scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2020: CANCELLED

 Azalea Festival Parade scheduled for Saturday April 11, 2020: CANCELLED

 Flower Power Bike Ride scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020: CANCELLED

Azalea Banner Auction scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020: POSTPONED, Date TBD

Please note that all events that have been canceled have the potential to be rescheduled depending upon later city schedules/events.

March 16, 2020
6:25 p.m.

TULSA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SUSPENDS ALL OPERATIONS UNTIL MONDAY, MARCH 30 IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

Tulsa, Okla. – After carefully evaluating local, state and federal recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity will suspend all operations and close all facilities to the general public through Monday, March 30. The health of our supporters, volunteers, customers, homeowners and staff remain our primary concern. We will actively monitor this evolving situation in the coming days and will advise of changes to this policy.
Tulsa Habitat ReStore: Both the Tulsa Habitat ReStore (1234 S Norwood Ave) and ReStore Rack (1112 S Memorial Dr) are closed until March 30. Donation drop-offs and pick-ups are suspended. Donors who have scheduled pick-ups will be contacted to reschedule.

Volunteers: All volunteer activities are canceled through May 1.

Homebuyer Services: Homeowners with questions regarding payments and insurance should leave a message at 918.592.4224, extension 101. All Homebuyer Orientation sessions and Homebuyer Education classes are canceled until further notice.

Rock the House: Tulsa Habitat’s fundraising gala, Rock the House: Prince, scheduled for April 4, has been rescheduled for August 8 at the Cox Business Center. All sponsorships, event tickets and raffle tickets will be honored for this date.

March, 16, 2020
6:13 p.m.

Temporary Hours for Woodland Hills Mall

In order to support our retailers, employees and local community, and in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we have temporarily modified our operating hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday-Saturday), and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Sunday), effective from Tuesday, May 17.
Each store or restaurant's operating hours may very. Please check their websites for the latest information.

March 16, 2020
5:48 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo 2020 Festival Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Tulsa annual Cinco de MayoFest schedule for May 8th, 9th and 10th, at River West Festival Park. Key Plus Broadcasting has actively been monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Tulsa.
As it has evolved, we have received guidance from the CDC to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. In accordance with that guidance, and with the City of Tulsa’s announcement that they are limiting special event permits now and in the immediate future, Tulsa's Cinco de Mayo Festival is canceled for 2020.

This is in the best interest of public health and we believe it is the right thing to do for our staff, guests, artists, and the community.

We encourage our friends and followers to stay in touch with us via social media on our Que Buena Tulsa page.

Should you have any questions, please email us at
pmoguel@keyplusproperties.com

March 16, 2020
4:45 p.m.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment Casinos and Hotels Temporarily Suspend Operations, Including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan Warner and Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Chuck Garrett have continued to monitor the impact that the COVID-19 virus has had across the nation and throughout our tribal community.
Chief Hoskin, alongside Cherokee Nation Businesses, the business arm of the Cherokee Nation, will temporarily suspend all operations at Cherokee Nation Entertainment casinos and hotels, including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. During the suspended operations, no employee will go without a paycheck.

The suspension of operations is effective at 11:59 p.m., March 16, through March 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, there are no reports of positive COVID-19 cases on any CNB or Cherokee Nation property. These measures have been deemed in the best interest of the public’s health and ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. We will reevaluate the safety and feasibility of reopening during this public health crisis.

March 16, 2020
4:48 p.m.

Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center To Temporarily Close Due to COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of our patrons and employees is of paramount importance. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at The Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center, we have determined it is in the best interest of our guests and employees to temporarily close the facility, including Sole’renity Spa and Fat Bully’s at Sunset Ridge, in accordance with health official directives discouraging mass gatherings of 50 people or more to slow the transmission of this virus.
This closure will begin tonight, Monday, March 16 at midnight until March 31. We will post updates to our website based upon the best available information and through social media as they occur.

For more information and updates, see our COVID-19 Information Page: https://www.chickasawretreat.com/news-and-media/ [chickasawretreat.com]

March 16, 2020
4:48 p.m.

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa

In response to COVID-19, Goodwill Industries of Tulsa is taking extra steps to prioritize the health and well-being of our customers, donors, clients and employees. We believe that is our role and responsibility during this time.We will continue to make decisions informed by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health department guidelines as it aligns with our mission and values. As of right now, we are taking the following precautions:

March 16, 2020
4:41 p.m.

Owasso Public Schools Closed Until April 6

In an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma State Board of Education issued a mandatory shutdown of all schools, including Owasso Public Schools, beginning March 17 and lasting until April 6.Following the guidance of the Oklahoma State Department of Education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Owasso Public Schools buildings will be closed to the public and only be open to essential OPS personnel during the shutdown.

Parents will receive further details surrounding instruction for their students in the days ahead. Additionally, the district will be sending out information regarding meals for students during the closure.

March 16, 2020
4:27 p.m.

The Little Gym of Tulsa

We want to share with you an unprecedented decision we have made regarding our classes amidst public health concerns.
The health, wellness and comfort level of your family is a top priority for us. To be clear and candid, we are surpassing all guidelines regarding the cleanliness and sanitization of our facility. Regardless of how clean we make the facility, we recognize the virus typically passes from person to person through the air. No amount of equipment sanitizing will combat this type of transmission. Additionally, we have team members and members with family and relatives that have compromised immune systems. We would be negligent as owners and employers to expect staff to continue to work and families to continue to come and potentially expose them and their loved ones to a life-threatening illness.

So contrary to what we had hoped, The Little Gym of Tulsa will be closed until further notice beginning tomorrow, March 17th. Please follow us here on Facebook for updates, fun games, and exercises to keep everyone entertained while at home with your little ones.

March 16, 2020
4:26 p.m.

The City of Sand Springs

The City of Sand Springs announces revised operations in response to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Tulsa Health Department and other agency advisories regarding the spread of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 virus. These revisions will take place immediately within the City’s operations.
Perhaps two of the most popular activities and sites to be impacted include the Case Community Center and the Sand Springs Herbal Affair. The Case Community Center will close to the public for general use, including rentals and meetings.

The City’s Parks Department is prepared to work with existing rentals and uses, providing several options moving forward. For questions, please call the Parks Department at (918) 246-2561.

The Sand Springs Herbal Affair & Festival is canceled. For the first time in 31 years this outdoor gathering, which attracts more than 25,000 visitors to downtown Sand Springs, will not be held.

City staff are working with vendors to accommodate their plans to attend in 2021.

March 16, 2020
4:20 p.m.

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for large events and mass gatherings, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is canceling or postponing all events through May 9, 2020. This includes the university’s annual Spring Triad which consists of the Montmartre Chalk Art Festival, Scholastic Meet and Droverstock Music Festival.“The health and safety of visitors to campus, our students, faculty and staff are our first priority,” said President John Feaver. “The actions we are taking are out of an abundance of caution for our campus and our community.”

Though classes will not meet in person for the week following Spring Break, the university will remain open to ensure the availability and delivery of campus programs and services. The university intends to end the semester as planned and will do everything possible to ensure that students complete their graduation requirements and we celebrate their accomplishments.

For up-to-date information, including a list of event cancellations, visit usao.edu/coronavirus.

March 16, 2020
4:13 p.m.

Oklahoma Historical Society Museums and Sites Closed Through March 30

The first priority of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is the health and safety of our patrons, staff and volunteers. Per Executive Orders 2020-06 and 2020-07 from Governor Kevin Stitt in response to COVID-19, all OHS sites and affiliates, including the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17. These facilities plan to reopen Tuesday, March 31, 2020.All OHS-sponsored events at all OHS sites and affiliates will be canceled or postponed through April 14. We will reassess future cancelations and closings as the situation develops. If you have questions, please contact the OHS site at which the event was scheduled.
Additionally, the OHS is canceling its annual Oklahoma History Conference, which was scheduled for April 22–24, 2020, at the Sequoyah Lodge near Wagoner. If you have already registered for the conference, the OHS will be in contact with more information. We regret any inconvenience that this will cause.

March 16, 2020
4:07 p.m.

ORU Transitions to Virtual Learning

Tulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University announced today that it will transition all residential classes to a virtual meeting format through D2L beginning March 23, following the University’s spring break. We are encouraging students to finish their work remotely from home, yet we realize that many of our students depend on their on-campus living arrangements and food plan. We will do our best to keep the dorms and food service open until May 3 but are asking those who wish to retrieve their belongings over the next few weeks to do so.
Many of the University’s faculty and staff will also work from home through at least April 10. No gatherings over 15 people will be held on campus except for any public groups renting the Mabee Center. We are encouraging everyone on campus to continue practicing physical distancing as suggested by CDC guidelines.

March 16, 2020
3:38 p.m.

Mayfest 2020 canceled due to Coronavirus concerns

Tulsa Mayfest has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Tulsa. The CDC issued guidance to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. In accordance with that guidance, and with the City of Tulsa’s announcement that they are limiting special event permits now and in the immediate future, Tulsa Mayfest is canceled for 2020. This is in the best interest of public health and Tulsa Mayfest staff believe it is the right thing to do for our workers, guests, artists, and the community.

We encourage our friends and followers to stay in touch with us via social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tulsainternationalmayfest/

March 16, 2020

4:01 p.m.

ahha Tulsa Closing Until May 11

In an effort to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, ahha Tulsa will be closed to the public March 16 - May 11, 2020. A press release with more information is attached, along with a document to answer frequently asked questions. Please contact me directly with any additional questions or requests: 405-205-7703.

In accordance with the latest CDC guidelines limiting gatherings to 50 people or fewer, the ahha Hardesty Center will close and all programs and events will be canceled or postponed. This decision is made in the best interest of public health and we believe it is the right thing to do for our staff, guests, artists, and the community. Ahha will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. Detailed updates will be posted to the ahha website: http://ahhatulsa.org/coronavirus/ [ahhatulsa.org]. The public is encouraged to stay in touch with ahha via social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @ahhatulsa

March 16, 2020
3:58 p.m.

Artesian Casino To Temporarily Close Due to COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of our patrons and employees is of paramount importance. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at The Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa, we have determined it is in the best interest of our patrons and employees to temporarily close the casino in accordance with health official directives discouraging mass gatherings of 50 people or more to slow the transmission of this virus. The hotel, retail stores, Sole’renity Spa and Springs Restaurant will remain open.
This closure will begin tonight, Monday, March 16 at midnight until March 31. We will post updates to our website based upon the best available information and through social media as they occur.

For more information and updates, see our COVID-19 Information Page: https://www.artesianhotel.com/media/ [artesianhotel.com]

March 16, 2020
3:36 pm

Wyandotte Nation Temporarily Closing Casino

River Bend Casino and Hotel and Lucky Turtle Casino, Wyandotte Nation properties, have decided to temporarily close as part of the Tribe’s continuing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and keep employees and guests safe.
The closure will be effective Tuesday, March 17 at 2 pm and is expected to be closed until March 31, after which leadership will evaluate the situation. Employees were notified today.

March 16, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Laser Quest Closing Until April 3

A few days ago, you received an email from us – we let you know we were doing everything in our power to keep your visits to Laser Quest fun and safe. Over the weekend, it became obvious that COVID-19 represents a serious global health crisis and requires everyone to do their part to slow its progress. As a member of the community, we believe part of our responsibility is to protect the safety of all residents – our past, current, and future customers and employees. We too must do our part to help “flatten the curve”.
With this in mind, we are writing to let you know that we have chosen to temporarily close this location (and all Laser Quest locations) until at least April 3, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future, once the situation stabilizes and we are advised it is safe to do so.

March 16, 2020
3:30 p.m.

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NEW OFFICE HOURS- MONDAY & TUESDAY 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., FRIDAYS 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. CLOSED WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

Monday March 16th, 2020- BINGO IS CANCELED TODAY

Tulsa Public Schools COVID-19 Update: Monday, March 16

We love our students and team and are deeply dedicated to keeping everyone safe and well. Team Tulsa continues to work with health and safety experts to stay updated on the status and spread of coronavirus/COVID-19.
While this situation is changing by the hour, our most current information is as follows:

  • To slow the spread COVID-19 in our community, all schools in our district will be closed through Friday, April 3. At this time, students will return to classes no earlier than Monday, April 6. Families should anticipate that there may be an even longer closure.
  • District office buildings will be open Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, district buildings will be closed until Friday, April 3.
  • Employees should anticipate that there may be an even longer closure. In the next three days, we will share information with our employees about their schedules through Friday, April 3. All staff will continue to be paid through Friday, April 3.

For students, parents, and families:

  • We will feed Tulsa Public School students and the students of our partner schools by providing “grab and go” meals at sites throughout the city. Meals will be provided on weekdays starting on Monday, March 23. Meal distribution locations will be available on our website by 2pm on Friday, March 20.
  • If the closure extends beyond April 6, we will support parents by providing at-home resources and activities to keep students engaged. These materials would be posted on our website with printed copies available at our meal distribution sites. In the event of an extended closure, we will share more information about the distribution of resources and activities by Friday, March 27.
  • At this time, students are expected to return to classes on Monday, April 6, although families should plan for a longer closure.

For Tulsa Public Schools employees:

  • By Friday, March 20, employees will receive any necessary updates about their schedules through Friday, April 3. All employees will continue to be paid through Friday, April 3.
  • To allow employees time to prepare for the closure, district office buildings will be open on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17. Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, district buildings will be closed until Friday, April 3. Employees should plan for a longer closure.

March 16, 2020
12:00 p.m.

Gathering Place Temporarily Closed

The health and safety of Gathering Place staff, volunteers and guests is our top priority. In alignment with Tulsa-area attractions, Gathering Place is temporarily closed. 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.
At this time, exterior pathways and trails will remain open during regular Park hours. We appreciate your understanding and willingness to work with us through this process.

March 16, 2020
12:55 p.m.

Emergency State Board meeting expected to close schools until April 6

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has called an emergency meeting of the State Board of Education for 4 p.m. today to authorize the closure of all Oklahoma schools beginning March 17 and lasting until April 6. Hofmeister said the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation with state health experts to determine if it will be necessary to extend the closure.
The recommended board action today will solely address the school closures. The OSDE is already working to ensure school closure does not negatively impact schools and school employees, including issuing guidance on state assessments, school accountability and student attendance.

This weekend, the OSDE received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on two requested waivers allowing meal service to continue during school closures. Meals will be available at no cost to low-income children and are not required to be served in a group setting to avoid possible exposure to COVID-19.

March 16, 2020
12:35 p.m.

Attractions Announce Closures

On Monday, March 16, the 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.
These Tulsa-area attractions have been in ongoing discussions since the pandemic announcement and have been collectively communicating and evaluating best practices for the safety of the Tulsa community. Today’s closure is a strong statement of unity, signifying a unanimous commitment to public health. 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 and Gathering Place.

March 16, 2020
10:55 a.m.

Tulsa County District Court Implements Additional Measure

In a continuing effort to help curb the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Presiding Judge William D. LaFortune approves additional temporary measures:
Forcible Entry and Detainer dockets are suspended for the weeks of March 16 and March 23, 2020. All FED cases which were set on these suspended dockets are hereby reset for the same day of the week, at the same time, exactly two (2) weeks later.

For additional information, contact the Court Administrator at 918-596-5400.

March 16, 2020
9:53 a.m.

The Rotary Club of Tulsa Cancels Remainder of March Meetings

The Rotary Club of Tulsa made the decision to cancel March meetings as a precautionary effort. Rotary staff, leadership and board will be continuously monitoring the development of COVID-19, and will resume meetings when the risk decreases.
"The health and safety of Rotarians and the staff working the events is our top priority," said Tina Miller, executive director of the Rotary Club of Tulsa. "This decision wasn't made lightly, but we feel responsible to be part of the solution, rather than the problem."

Updates will be given once the professional development and service organization resumes weekly meetings and events.

March 16, 2020
9:11 a.m.

The Oklahoma Aquarium Closes Until Further Notice

The Oklahoma Aquarium is closed to the public effective March 16, 2020, as a precautionary measure for our guests and staff. The aquarium will remain closed until further notice. Thank you for your support
Tickets are valid for a full year from their purchase date, so if you’ve purchased tickets, you can use them once we reopen. If you would prefer a refund, please reach out to ticketing@okaquarium.org.

March 16, 2020
8:04 a.m.

Alan Jackson Show Scheduled for March 26 at the BOK has Been Postponed

Country music superstar Alan Jackson's March 26, 2020 concert at BOK Center in Tulsa is being postponed; the show will now take place on Thursday, June 25.

March 15, 2020
9:09 p.m.

Tulsa Zoo Temporary Closure

The Tulsa Zoo is closed to the public effective March 16, 2020, as a precautionary measure based on a new directive from the City of Tulsa regarding gatherings and events in city-owned facilities. The zoo will remain closed until the city gives the all-clear to resume normal operations. Check back here for more information about our schedule. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting the Tulsa Zoo.
March 15, 2020
9:07 a.m.

Chick-fil-A COVID-19 Update: Temporary Closure of Dining Room Seating

Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of everyone who comes into our restaurants. As we navigate the evolving impact of coronavirus on our communities, we are temporarily closing our dining room seating to help limit person-to-person contact. Some of our restaurants may only offer service through our drive-thrus, while others may be able to offer takeout, delivery or mobile order options. Thanks for your patience. We know these are challenging times, but we’ll continue to do our best to serve you.

March 15, 2020
7:12 p.m.

Tulsa County District Court Temporary Measures

All Civil Division dockets will be suspended for the weeks of March 16 and March 23, 2020, with the exception of forcible entry and detainer matters, civil mental health matters, and emergency temporary restraining orders;
All Criminal Division dockets will continue to operate as scheduled;

All Family Division dockets will be suspended for the weeks of March 16 and March 23, 2020, with the exception of emergency custody hearings and the protective order docket;

All Juvenile Division docket matters will continue to operate as scheduled;

All Probate Division docket matters will be suspended for the weeks of March 16 and March 23, 2020, with the exception of emergency guardianship matters and other emergency hearings;

March 15, 2020
6:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Chuch Tulsa Temporary Closing

We found out this afternoon that one of our staff members received a call last night from the Health Department with news that she has tested positive for the Coronavirus. (As a courtesy to her, we are not giving her name.) Currently, no additional staff members have tested positive for the virus. If you sat in the first three rows on the center right side of the sanctuary in either service on Sunday, March 8, please monitor yourself for symptoms and contact your doctor if you do not feel well. We will need to close the church this week. If you have a congregational care emergency, call the church at 918.592.3862 and press the number 9.
March 15, 2020
3:51 p.m.

City of Cushing Temporary Closings

The City of Cushing has been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With a confirmed case in Payne County and an emergency declaration by the president, the City, in consultation with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, City administration and emergency response team, along with input from the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, has decided to close the Cushing Public Library, the Cushing Youth and Community Center, and the Cushing Senior Citizens Center.
The closure will last until April 1, 2020. Cushing Municipal Court is also postponed until April7, 2020. Access to the Public Safety Center will also be limited at this time. Please call ahead if you have business with either the Police or Fire Departments.

March 15, 2020
1:27 p.m.

ahha Tulsa Spring Break Camps

The ahha team has been continuously monitoring and assessing the COVID-19 risk over the course of the weekend. The health of staff, visitors, artists, and the community remains a top priority for the organization, which is following guidance from authorities regarding public health measures. To that end, ahha has canceled the Spring Break camps scheduled for March 16-20. Parents and caregivers will be issued a full refund or be offered tax deductibility for the cost of camp.
Public health-related updates will be posted on the organization’s website: ahhatulsa.org/coronavirus [ahhatulsa.org].

March 15, 2020
11:04 a.m.

New Hours for Winco Foods

Dear WinCo Customers,
As we all deal with the Coronavirus fallout in these unprecedented times, WinCo Foods remains committed to taking care of our customers, our communities and our employee owners.

As we experience higher than normal demand on a variety of products, we are working around the clock to not only keep our stores open, but also clean and as stocked as possible. We are also ever-mindful of keeping our employee owners, our customers and our communities as safe as possible. To that end we are working with the CDC and local Health Agencies to make sure we follow all Coronavirus protocol, as well as our own internal hygiene and food safety protocols.

We at WinCo Foods understand that you are relying on us in these difficult days to continue providing you with quality food at the lowest possible prices. On behalf of our 19,000+ employee owners, we have no intention of closing our stores and every intention of keeping our shelves as stocked as we possibly can.

March 15, 2020
10:07 a.m.

Hard Rock Casino Event Changes

In light of current events, we have made the decision to end WSOPc-Tulsa earlier than scheduled in the interest of both our employees and guests.
All WSOPc events scheduled to start on Monday, March 16, 2020 and beyond, including the Main Event, have been canceled. Any remaining satellites designated for the Main Event will also be eliminated from the schedule. Guests who were awarded seats into the Main Event will be eligible to redeem those entries for cash. Please see the Poker Room for details. We appreciate the support we have received from those choosing to participate in our events thus far.

Our free "Remembering Hee Haw" show with T. Graham Brown, originally scheduled for Sunday, March 15, has been postponed until Sunday, June 28. One Star Rewards members will still be able to attend the show with a Rewards card on this rescheduled date.

In addition, our Easton Corbin concert on Thursday, March 19 and Clint Black’s show on Friday, March 27 at The Joint will be rescheduled for future dates. Fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets. We will have more information regarding future dates for these shows posted very soon.

March 15, 2020
9:04 a.m.

OU Physicians Tulsa Updates Visitation Policy as Response to COVID-19

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, OU Physicians Tulsa has updated its visitation policies.
Effective immediately, clinic patients are limited as to how many visitors may join them at appointments. OU Physicians clinics are limiting the number of individuals who may accompany a patient to an appointment to one visitor per visit.

In addition:

· All visitors to any and all OU Physicians Tulsa entities must be over the age of 18. This includes siblings of patients.

· For patients who have confirmed COVID-19, no visitors will be allowed with the patient unless the patient is a minor.

· OU Physicians vendor partners will be receiving separate communications regarding limited access within OU Medicine facilities.

Additionally, OU Physicians Tulsa is requesting that visitors who may be sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms not visit clinics unless they are seeking medical treatment. Large groups of visitors gathering in waiting rooms, lobbies and other public areas in OU Physicians facilities is discouraged.

OU Physicians Tulsa clinics will begin checking-in visitors upon arrival to the individual facility. Specific entrances have been designated for patients and visitors to enter.

Check-in entails the following questions:

· Have you traveled outside Oklahoma to a state or country with a high incidence of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

· Are you currently feeling sick?

OU Physicians officials explained that these visitation changes are only temporary. Once the current pandemic situation passes, clinics will return to their previous visitation policies.

For more information on COVID-19, go to oumedicine.com/coronavirus [oumedicine.com].

March 14, 2020
8:01 p.m.

ECHL Cancels Remainder of 2019-20 Season

A statement from ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin:
The decision by the ECHL to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 Season does not come lightly, as this is an emotional time for our Players, Coaches, Member Teams, Fans and Staff. At this point in the Season, there has been immense dedication and countless hours committed in moving towards what is traditionally the most exciting part of the hockey year.

With that said however, as each passing day raises additional concerns for the safety of those in the ECHL community and as we take precautionary measures in conjunction with our local authorities across the continent to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it has become apparent that this is the prudent decision. Our game and our product are based on our Fans and their ability to cheer on their favorite ECHL team and Players at one of our many facilities around the continent. Without that social environment and game atmosphere, the ECHL simply isn’t the same.

On behalf of the ECHL and our Board of Governors, we appreciate the Professional Hockey Players’ Association for their assistance during this unprecedented time and working as partners in hockey to reach this decision for the best interest of the ECHL and its Players. This decision allows our Players the opportunity to return to their homes and removes the uncertainty that currently exists.

While we are hopeful that this period ceases and an opportunity to return to normalcy for the hockey calendar presents itself, in the interim, we ask all Fans, Players, Coaches, Officials, and Staff to continue to abide by the measures put in place by their local authorities and follow precautionary protocols for their safety, as we will begin preparations for the 2020-21 ECHL Hockey Season.

March 14, 2020
7:08 p.m.

New Heart Church Online Service

New Heart Church will be online only tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.
March 14, 2020
4:55 p.m.

Yale Avenue Presbyterian Church

Yale Avenue Presbyterian Church will not be holding services and activities until April 5 in order to exercise an abundance of caution in protecting our congregation and community. God bless and be well.

March 14, 2020

Tulsa Home and Garden Show Cancels Event for Sunday, March 15th

Today will be the last chance to attend the Tulsa Home & Garden Show. We will be open until 9PM. Following health department recommendations we will be closed starting tomorrow. Thank you all for your support and we hope to see you out today!
March 14, 2020
4:04 p.m.

Oklahoma Memorial Marathon Postponed

Due to public health concerns, the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum will be closed temporarily beginning Sunday, March 15, 2020. The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is postponed until fall 2020. With the spread of COVID-19, the safety of every person is our priority. After conferring with the City-County Health and the City Emergency Response Officials, a decision was made to close the Museum which draws visitors internationally and from all 50 states and postpone the Memorial Marathon until Sunday, October 4, 2020.
March 14, 2020
3:14 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Tulsa

First United Methodist Church of Tulsa will be worshiping online only beginning March 15th.

March 14, 2020
2:48 p.m.

Tulsa Chorale to postpone March 20-21 concert and panel events due to COVID-19

Per Mayor G.T. Bynum's announcement this morning that all City events of over the capacity of 250 people are canceled, and following CDC guidelines recommending no gatherings of 250 people or more be held, our “Celebrating Choral Music by Today’s Leading Women Composers” concert scheduled for next Saturday, March 21, and all related rehearsals and events, are postponed.
We are working toward rescheduling the concert - please stay tuned for updates. Tickets will be honored for the rescheduling.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we work to care for the safety and well-being of our guest composers, chorus members, our audience and the greater Tulsa arts community.

March 14, 2020
2:42 p.m.

BOK Center Monster Jam Event Postponed

The originally scheduled Monster Jam event at BOK Center for March 28 & 29 has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date to be announced
March 14, 2020

BOK Center TobyMac Show Postponed

TobyMac has quickly confirmed the rescheduled dates of the 'Hits Deep Tour.' The originally scheduled March 21st TobyMac show at BOK Center has been rescheduled to August 5
March 14, 2020
2:09 p.m.

Church on the Move - Weekend Services Online

Church on the Move - Weekend Services Online out of an abundance of caution and support for our city, we are moving all of our services online.
We invite you to gather with us on COTM.live Sunday (March 15) at 10:00 AM (CDT) for an all-church LIVE broadcast.

We are excited to gather as a church in homes across our city, our nation, and our world tomorrow!

During this season, we encourage you to step forward in faith, invite people into your home, and gather with your family to worship tomorrow morning. Our pastors have prepared a special message and a powerful worship service focused on how to respond with wisdom and faith during this season. We can’t wait to come together and put our trust in God tomorrow morning! See you on COTM.live.

March 14, 2020
1:05 p.m.

Life.Church Moves Services to Online

We’re moving all Life.Church services to Church Online this weekend, March 14-16. Please watch the video from Pastor Craig as he explains why we made this decision.
We pray we’ll be able to gather in person very soon, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have church! We’re excited we always have the opportunity to learn and grow as a church family by worshiping together at Life.Church Online. You don’t have to worship alone, be sure to invite friends and family from around the world to join you online!

This week, Pastor Craig has prepared a special message called Not Afraid. He'll help guide our church through what’s happening around the world—and the fear and anxiety you or your loved ones may be feeling right now.

Now more than ever, we’re reminded that the Church isn’t about the building. It’s about people gathering to worship our God who is faithful, in control, and with us wherever we are. We can’t wait to do just that this weekend at Life.Church Online—see you there!

Life.Church Online Services:
All week long at Life.Church Online:
www.live.life.church

Facebook Live at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am CT:
www.facebook.com/lifechurch

YouTube Live at 10am and 11:30am CT:
www.youtube.com/lifechurchtv

Your kids can learn and worship right from home, too!
www.life.church/kids/media

March 14, 2020
1:04 p.m.

New Walmart Hours

To better support our associates and serve our customers, we will adjust our operating hours beginning Sunday, March 15. Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice. This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing. Stores currently operating under more reduced hours (for example they regularly close at 10 p.m. or open at 7 a.m.) will keep their current hours of operation.
As we make this change, associates will continue to work the hours and shifts they are scheduled, and our supply chain and trucking fleet will continue to move products and deliver to stores on their regular schedules. As a reminder, we have a temporary COVID-19 emergency leave policy to support associates at this unprecedented time.

March 14, 2020
1:02 p.m.

Signature Symphony at TCC Postpones Tonight’s Concert

Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College is postponing the Signature Classics concert, Beethoven 5, which was scheduled for tonight, Saturday, March 14, 2020.

The professional orchestra is following the lead of Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum directing all city gatherings of more than 250 to be postponed or canceled.

Additional information regarding Signature’s Beethoven 5 concert will be coming in a few weeks detailing next steps for season ticket holders.

That information will be emailed to Signature Symphony season ticket holders and will be posted on the Signature Symphony website and Signature Symphony’s Facebook page.

For questions, call the PACE ticket office at 918-595-7777 or email signature@tulsacc.edu.

March 14, 2020
10:35 a.m.

Mayor Canceling City Led and Permitted Gatherings of 250 People or More

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 before it occurs within the Tulsa community, Mayor Bynum is directing the postponement or cancellation of all gatherings of 250 people or more at City of Tulsa properties and facilities, as well as Special Events permitted by the City beginning at 5 p.m. today. The ban will be in place until April 15, when it will be reevaluated.

Mayor Bynum recommends that organizers of events that draw more than 250 people should cancel, postpone, modify these events or offer online streaming services. These events include large gatherings where people are in close contact (less than 6 feet), for example concerts, conferences, sporting events, faith-based events and other large gatherings.

Statement from Mayor G.T. Bynum:
Following consultation with the Director of the Tulsa Health Department, I am today issuing a directive prohibiting events of 250 people or more in City facilities and revoking special event permits issued for events of 250 or more. This ban will go into effect at 5:00 PM today and will be in place until April 15, when it will be re-evaluated.

This decision was not made lightly, and is largely driven by two factors:

1. While we do not have any evidence of community spread in Tulsa, I am mindful that so little is known about how COVID-19 is spread - in particular: if it can be spread by those not yet showing symptoms.

2. Because COVID-19 is a new virus, tests are not available at every drug store and doctor’s office for anyone who wants to make sure they are in the clear. This inherently reduces our ability to effectively track community spread.

While standard guidelines indicate that we could wait until evidence of community spread before restricting event size, we see cities across America being proactive and getting ahead of that guidance. When it comes to public safety, I want Tulsa to be abundantly cautious and proactive too.

The threshold of 250 people is a recommendation given by the Centers for Disease Control to other communities when trying to determine the proper restriction. We will continue to monitor and adapt as this event evolves.

Limiting event sizes will not entirely prevent contagion in Tulsa - but it can slow it, allowing our health care system to better assist those who need help. Prevention starts with each of us: washing our hands and staying away from others when sick.

March 13, 2020
5:07 p.m.

McKnight Center and Greenwood School of Music Have Postponed Events Through April 5

The McKnight Center’s top priority is always the health and safety of our audience, performers, and staff. We continue to actively monitor the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and follow guidelines from health officials. We have taken precautionary measures to protect our guests, like providing hand sanitizers and increasing the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and touchpoints at the Center.

Due to the growing severity of the pandemic, at this time, all McKnight Center and Greenwood School of Music events scheduled through April 5, 2020, have been postponed for rescheduling.

We have already been in contact with our artists and are working to reschedule these events. We will make announcements regarding revised dates as soon as this information becomes available.

Ticket holders have the following options:

  • Keep your tickets and attend the rescheduled concert,
  • Donate your tickets to The McKnight Center as a tax deduction,
  • Return your tickets for an account credit on a future performance.

If you are a ticket holder, click HERE [mcknightcenter.us17.list-manage.com] to let us know your preference.

March 13, 2020
4:35 p.m.

No Classes Scheduled for Miller Swim School During Spring Break

At Miller Swim School, Tulsa and Jenks, we are actively monitoring developments of COVID-19 in the greater Tulsa area and would like to assure you that we are planning to stay open and offering all of our regularly scheduled swim programs at this time. Our facilities maintain a high level of cleanliness and sanitation due to the nature of our customers (children and families), and per the Health Department, our water and facilities alike are clean and healthy. Please do know that the safety and well-being of our staff and customers are our top priority during this time.
With this in mind, we have added additional sanitization procedures to our daily cleaning and maintenance routines. During this upcoming week of Spring Break, there will be no classes, per our calendar of events, therefore we will be taking measures above and beyond to prepare for a successful and healthy return of our students and families the following week.

March 13, 2020
4:35 p.m.

OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the Zoo will be closed starting Saturday, March 14

Effective, Saturday, March 14, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will be closed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Zoo tentatively plans to reopen to the public on Monday, March 23.The safety and well-being of our guests, team members, ZOOfriends members, volunteers and, of course, the animals in our care, is our top priority every day at the OKC Zoo, particularly with the emergence of COVID-19. Zoo officials will continue to closely monitor this developing situation and follow guidance from federal, state and local health officials.

OKC Zoo day camps scheduled for Spring Break week, Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, and the Zoo’s preschool program, Nature Explorers, will also be cancelled. Registered participants will receive complete refunds for this time period.

For guests that have purchased Zoo tickets (general admission, Ride It All, Zoo It All), these tickets are good through December 31, 2020. Guests who have registered for Zoo experiences including Wild Encounters and birthday parties will be contacted by the Zoo directly.

While the Zoo is closed, essential veterinary and animal care team members will be on-site daily to care for the Zoo’s animals, ensuring they are healthy and safe.

Updates will be shared as information is available on all of the Zoo’s social platforms and okczoo.org [okczoo.org].

March 13, 2020
4:19 p.m.

OKM Music to Postpone the Festival Prelude: Beethoven and the Future of Music

OKM Music announced Friday it is postponing the Festival Prelude: Beethoven and the Future of Music performance scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2020 featuring the University of Oklahoma Symphony to Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Current ticket-holders for this performance will be issued new tickets with the new date. If a refund is requested for a purchased ticket or a Patron would like to donate the funds from a purchased ticket to OKM Music, please contact the OKM Music Box Office. All ticket-related questions can be directed to the OKM Music Box Office, 918-336-9900 or the Bartlesville Community Center at 918-337-2787. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OKM Music is excited to present the University of Oklahoma Symphony on October 4 and believes our Community will be ready for a warm Bartlesville welcome to the University of Oklahoma Symphony.

Currently, the 36th Annual OKM Music Festival, is still planned to take place June 12 through June 18. For more information on the 2020 OKM Music Festival, visit www.okmmusic.org.

March 13, 2020
4:22

TOBY MAC SHOW SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 21 AT BOK CENTER HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Due to unprecedented circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, the last 10 dates of the 'Hits Deep Tour' has been postponed. The tour has been rescheduled, and previously purchased tickets will be honored for all dates. The originally scheduled March 21 Toby Mac show at BOK Center has been postponed and rescheduled to a later date to be announced.

March 13, 2020
4:03 p.m.

Tulsa City-County Library Temporary Closure

As a preventative measure to limit exposure to the coronavirus and to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations for social distancing, all Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) locations will close to the public beginning today, March 13, 2020, at 6 p.m., and remain closed for at least two weeks. The library will also temporarily discontinue all outreach services including its bookmobile and reading roadshow services during this time.

With an average of 7,000 thousand visitors who enter our libraries every day throughout Tulsa County, out of the abundance of caution, we want to limit the opportunity for exposure for both our public and staff. TCCL takes the health and wellbeing of our customers and staff seriously. Closing the library is an extraordinarily difficult decision that we have made only because of these extraordinary circumstances. However, this does not mean a complete shutdown of Library services. We will continue to provide the many digital services, such as e-books [tulsalibrary.org] and e-audiobooks [tulsalibrary.org]; streaming movies [tulsalibrary.org], TV [tulsalibrary.org] and music [tulsalibrary.org] services; free access to magazines [tulsalibrary.org] and newspapers [tulsalibrary.org]; and more. Our Ask Us telephone service will still be actively taking calls and providing information for our customers including enhanced support for accessing our digital services.

For those of you who have borrowed Library materials in your possession, do not fear the due date – we are extending loan periods during this time. We will also stop charging overdue fines and waive all existing overdue fines.

During this time, the Starbucks at our Central Library will remain open and will be operating as a quick service, to-go space. Customers will be encouraged to order normally and then take their items to go.

We are at an unprecedented moment in our city, state, and country. At this time of uncertainly, TCCL is continuing to keep all those impacted by the virus in our thoughts.

March 13, 2020
3:52 p.m.

Tulsa Garden Center Closed March 14 and Will be Postponing All Classes, Meetings and Plant Society Events Through March 31

As you may know by now, there are a few confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Tulsa area. As a precautionary measure to keep our volunteers and guests safe, the Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park will be postponing all classes, internal meetings, and plant society events through Tuesday, March 31, 2020, effective beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020.
During this time, the Tulsa Garden Center Mansion and the Linnaeus Teaching Garden at Woodward Park be closed to the public in order to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. Private events scheduled to take place within this timeframe may continue as planned, and we will be working with the parties of any private events impacted by this development to make necessary arrangements. At the time of writing, none of our volunteers or patrons have tested positive for COVID-19.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, however we want to make sure we do everything we can to protect our clients, guests, volunteers, staff, and the public alike. We appreciate your patience as we assess this situation and continue to explore our options going forward.

March 13, 2020
3:35 p.m.

Inmate Visitation to Cease Across State Prisons

Inmate visitation to cease across state prisonsOKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is canceling all visitation and all volunteer access to facilities effective at 6 p.m. today. This decision is necessary to keep staff, inmates and volunteers safe from the spread of COVID-19 inside a facility.
ODOC is taking a number of proactive steps to prevent introduction and spread of COVID-19 inside facilities, closely adhering to guidelines set by the American Correctional Association, Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The agency is utilizing its “Management of Pandemic Influenza” procedure (MSRM-140118-02) as the basis for developing a specific, comprehensive response to COVID-19. Steps include screening all new inmate arrivals for symptoms of COVID-19 and suspending all inmate security movements. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

ODOC understands the importance of inmates connecting with family members. The agency is working to expand options to allow such interaction.

Each week, the agency director will reassess the need to keep visitors and volunteers from entering facilities. For the most up-to-date information, the public can call 405-425-2556 to hear a recorded message. The public can also follow ODOC’s website and social media platforms for updates.

The agency continues to work closely with OSDH and emergency officials as they respond and manage Oklahoma’s response to the COVID-19 virus.

Numerous other states’ corrections departments are similarly restricting access to prisons in order to keep staff, inmates and volunteers safe from the spread of COVID-19.

March 13, 2020
3:20 p.m.

Oklahoma Hospitals Temporarily Restrict Visitors

As Oklahoma hospitals continue to closely monitor all developments related to COVID-19, hospitals and clinics are taking additional steps to further protect the health of patients, workforce and the community and prevent the potential spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).Hospitals understand the desire of patients, as well as their families and loved ones, to be together during illness or hospitalization, but recognize the hospital’s responsibility to keep everyone safe.

Therefore, visitors may see restricted visitation policies at Oklahoma hospitals, outpatient centers and physician clinics.

For the safety of hospitalized patients, do not visit a patient if you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, coughing, sneezing, or a runny nose.

For a limited time to be determined, persons may see certain visitor restriction policies at Oklahoma hospitals. These could include limiting the number of visitors per patient, restricting the number of entry points into the facility, and a brief screening for all visitors.

Anyone exhibiting symptoms will not be allowed into the facility.

In addition, all visitors should wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before and after visiting.

Families and friends are also asked to restrict the number of people that accompany patients to outpatient and physician appointments to one person per patient, per appointment.

Restricting contact between people will prevent the spread of any infectious diseases. Oklahoma hospitals appreciate the public’s understanding during this serious outbreak.

March 13, 2020
2:53 p.m.

All Tulsa County Jury Trials for March 30 and April 13, 2020 are Canceled

In the interest of public health and safety, Tulsa County Presiding District Judge William LaFortune announced today that all jury trials previously set for the dates of March 30 and April 13, 2020 are now cancelled.
Tulsa citizens who have received summons to appear for jury service on those dates are hereby excused. There is no need for jurors summoned on these dates to contact the Tulsa County Jury Clerk’s Office.

Judge LaFortune continues to closely monitor all issues relating to court operations.

March 13, 2020
2:52 p.m.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Following Activities at the John Hope Franklin Center Have Been Canceled

Several cancelations at the John Hope Franklin (JHF) Center for Reconciliation were announced Friday.
Reuben Gant, JHF Center Executive Director, said the following activities have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cancelations:

  • All tours of the Greenwood District, including the JHF Reconciliation Park.
  • All docent training sessions.
  • JHF March 16 Board Meeting.

Gant also said that the annual symposium, held each May, remains on the schedule.

March 13, 2020
2:33 p.m.

Tulsa Botanic Garden Canceling Public Programs Through March 31

Out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling or postponing all programming at the Garden through March 31, including Spring Break Story Times (March 17-20), the March 19 Tulip Tour, and our annual Bunny Hunt (March 29). Our Bands & Blooms event on March 26 will be rescheduled to a later date. The Garden’s annual fundraiser, “BOTANICAL! A Weekend of Culinary Wonder” has been rescheduled to October 16-18, 2020 due to international travel restrictions affecting our guest chef.
March 13, 2020
2:01 p.m.

Woody Guthrie Center Closed Until Further Notice

The Woody Guthrie Center is committed to keeping visitors, artists, researchers and staff healthy and safe. Out of an abundance of caution, the Woody Guthrie Center is closed until further notice. This closure includes the postponement of the Real Talk program scheduled for March 21.
We are taking this action to generally limit potential exposure to COVID-19, due to the tactile nature of our exhibits (touch screens, headphones, virtual reality headsets). We have no reason to believe anyone connected to the Center has been exposed to the virus.

March 13, 2020
1:46 p.m.

Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show Canceled

March 13, 2020 It is with great regret we are announcing the cancellation of Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show April 4 & 5. In light of current events, we do not want to put our exhibitors, spectators or employees at risk. For over 65 years we have held two shows a year without exception until now. For safety of everyone involved, this is the right thing to do.
Additionally, we are vey concerned that the Governor of Oklahoma will follow suit and limit the number of people allowed to gather in one space. Should this happen, we want to give everyone as much time as possible to change their travel plans.

If you reserved tables for the April show, money and tables will transfer to the November 14 & 15 show. If you were on non-renewable tables, alternate tables will be assigned or a refund given.

If you purchased Advance VIP tickets, those may be returned to the store where you purchased the ticket or it can be used for entry to the November 14 & 15 show.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused, and look forward to seeing everyone in November.

March 13, 2020
12:16 p.m.

Star Wars In Concert Postponed to Later Date

*Out of an abundance of caution due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Tulsa Symphony and Tulsa Performing Arts Center have come to a mutual decision to postpone “Star Wars: In Concert,” originally scheduled for March 14. The new date will be announced early next week.

All ticket holders can keep their current tickets, as they will be honored at the forthcoming announced date. Any ticket-related questions can be directed to the box office at 918-596-7111. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to adding to the safety and welfare of citizens in the Greater Tulsa Area in this ever-changing situation.

March 13, 2020
11:24 a.m.

Changes for University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Classes

As a precautionary measure, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has made the decision to transition to alternative instructional delivery methods March 23-27, the week following spring break.
The Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium featuring Judah Pollack, expert in the art of leadership and innovation, scheduled for April 7 has been postponed until fall 2020. The university is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue updates regarding other spring events.

In accordance with the Sooner Athletic Conference, all university practices and competitions for athletics have been suspended.

March 13, 2020
10: 49 a.m.

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church Closes Until April 14

We have decided to close our facilities through April 14th, effective at 5:30 p.m. this evening. This means no in-person worship, classes (including Sunday School classes), or meetings will occur. After carefully examining the available information, we feel this is the most prudent course of action at this time.
In the coming weeks, classes and committee meetings will be held in online formats as much as possible. We will work with class leaders and committee chairs, and they will be contacting their groups with details. Tithes and offerings can be submitted online or by mail. Members are encouraged to consider enrolling in online giving here.

March 13, 2020
10:20 a.m.

Tulsa Honor Academy has Postponed Fiesta Honoring Their Move to Pennwell

In an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and promote the overall health of their community, Tulsa Honor Academy (THA) decided to postpone the THA Fiesta for a later date. The event was scheduled for today, Friday, March 13, 2020 from 2-4pm, at what will soon be their new location, the former Pennwell Building, located on 1421 S. Sheridan Rd. THA is the first charter school in the Tulsa area to own its own facility.
March 13, 2020
10:07 a.m.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

University Events:

  • All university sponsored Spring break trips have been cancelled.
  • Winter athletic competitions have been suspended by the NAIA.
  • NCAA has canceled remaining winter and spring championships.
  • The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) has suspended indefinitely all athletic-related practice, travel, and competitions for the athletics programs for its member institutions.
  • Our Graduation Exercises are scheduled for May 8-9. We will announce a decision about how we plan to follow through with honoring graduates as the situation emerges, keeping in mind that families would need time to make travel plans.
  • Decisions about travel plans for summer student groups will be made by the latter part of April.

We deeply lament the spread of COVID-19 and the loss of lives it has entailed. We are also sorry for the inconvenience it has brought to our students and employees. We will continue praying for our community and working to serve everyone well. https://www.okwu.edu/coronavirus/

March 13, 2020
10:05 a.m.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Postponing Their Cain's Ballroom Show April 29

In the light of increasing public health concerns, we’re sorry to say we are postponing the spring leg of “The Naked Garden Tour.”

This was an extremely difficult decision for the band, but considering the uncertainty still surrounding the Coronavirus, we feel it’s the only responsible thing to do. The wellbeing of our fans, our touring personnel, and the public in general must take priority here.

Rescheduled dates for all spring shows will be announced soon, and all previously purchased tickets will be honored at rescheduled shows. Keep an eye on our website and socials and the venue websites for further information and updates regarding the rescheduled shows.

Thank you all for your understanding. We're deeply disappointed about this, but we look forward to seeing you all on the road soon. Stay safe, everyone.

- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

A message from Cain's Ballroom...

We do not have a new date to announce, but hopefully soon! Refunds will be available once a new date is announced. We will be in touch when we have more information...

March 13, 2020
9:27 a.m.

Railroad Earth's Show at Cain's Ballroom Scheduled March 26 Postponed

RAILROAD EARTH [railroad.earth] has cancelled the remaining dates of their upcoming winter tour and that includes the band's upcoming date at Cain's Ballroom [cainsballroom.com] on March 26th, 2020.

Attached is a statement from the band and here is a link to this statement on the band's social media page - https://www.facebook.com/RailroadEarth/posts/10158203489132363

Please hold onto your tickets, as all tickets will be honored on the rescheduled dates.

Stay tuned to the Cain's Ballroom [cainsballroom.com] website and our social media and as we receive new information from the band, we will share.

March 13, 2020
9:04 a.m.

Gilcrease Expressway Meetings Cancelled for Next Week

There were several meetings scheduled next week for residents and industry regarding the Gilcrease Expressway.
Those were slated for:

  • March 16 @6pm at Chandler Park
  • March 17 @3pm at Chandler Park
  • March 17 @ 6pm at Grace United Methodist Church

More than 2,000 invitations were mailed to affected citizens and industrial businesses so we are asking for your assistance in spreading the word that the meetings are cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time.
March 12, 2020
8:10 p.m.

TULSA ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS POSTPONED

In our best effort to help keep our beloved Tulsa community safe from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Arnie’s Bar, Kilkenny’s and McNellie’s have all decided to postpone their outdoor St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and downtown block party.
While it is important to us all to celebrate our favorite day of the year with everyone, it is far more important for us to step up and help keep our community safe. We feel that the best way for us to positively contribute is by simply postponing the biggest party of the year so that all may enjoy the festivities in a safe environment at a later time.

March 12, 2020
6:09 p.m.

Muskogee Public Schools Closed Friday

Muskogee Public Schools closed Friday, March, 13, 2020 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 12, 2020
5:55 p.m.

Statement from the OU Athletics Department

The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced today it is suspending all athletics competitions, as well as all out-of-season practices and workouts, until further notice. This rapidly developing situation has warranted consideration of many factors, and the health and welfare of people we serve is at the forefront of all of our deliberations. We will communicate updates as appropriate.

March 12, 2020
5:45 p.m.

TCC Announces Plans to Extend Spring Break for Most Classes

Tulsa Community College is extending spring break. Classes were already out for the week of March 16 – 21. TCC is cancelling in-person/face-to-face classes for the week of March 23–29 so that TCC’s faculty and staff can prepare should the situation warrant a decision to change how the college delivers classes.
Fully online classes will continue as normally scheduled.

TCC is not closing during this time. As previously announced, the TCC Metro Campus will remain open during spring break March 16–21 to assist students. Services will be available on all campuses during March 23-29.

See the President’s Update [tulsacc.edu] from TCC President Leigh B. Goodson’s for additional information.

March 12, 2020
5:27 p.m.

River Spirit Casino Resort Announce Artists Trevor Noah, Willie Nelson, and Candlebox Postpone Performances

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, artists notify Resort intent to reschedule performances, additionally, refunds are available to guests upon request by calling 888-748-3731.
POSTPONED Friday, March 13 Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear Tour

RESCHEDULED Friday, July 31

POSTPONED Sunday, March 15 Willie Nelson & Family

RESCHEDULED Date Pending

POSTPONED Thursday, March 26 Candlebox

RESCHEDULED Date Pending

March 12, 2020
5:25 p.m.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 15 AT BOK CENTER HAS BEEN POSTPONED

The Harlem Globetrotters game that was originally scheduled for March 15, will be rescheduled for a later date.The Harlem Globetrotters today announced that they will be suspending planned games on their domestic U.S. tour, which includes the Sunday, March 15th date at BOK Center, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

March 12, 2020
4:22 p.m

OKCMOA Postpones Events

We have chosen to postpone Museum Playdate (3/14), SONIC Free Family Day (3/15), and Love's Third Thursday: Murder Mystery Night (3/19).
*If you have reserved tickets for these events we will be in touch soon with information in a seperate email.

March 12, 2020
4:07 p.m.

NCAA Cancels Remaining Winter and Spring Championships.

March 12, 2020 4:07pm Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.
This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities.

March 12, 2020
4:02 p.m.

ECHL Suspends Play of 2019-20 Season

The ECHL announced Thursday that the 2019-20 season has been suspended until further notice, citing concerns and uncertainties over COVID-19 (coronavirus).
All Oilers' games, home and away, including this weekend’s games, are suspended until further notice. Our Fan’s, Player’s and Staff’s safety is our number one concern. At this time, there is no information on a new schedule for the remaining games.

The ECHL and its Member Teams continue to work with national and local health officials and local governance to monitor the situation. In the interim, the Oilers encourage those in the ECHL and Tulsa community to take precautions and stay safe during this time.

March 12, 2020
5:55 p.m.

Statement from the OU Athletics Department

The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced today it is suspending all athletics competitions, as well as all out-of-season practices and workouts, until further notice. This rapidly developing situation has warranted consideration of many factors, and the health and welfare of people we serve is at the forefront of all of our deliberations. We will communicate updates as appropriate.
Information regarding refunds/credits for tickets purchased directly through the OU Athletics Ticket Office for affected events will be announced in the near future.

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