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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: March 6 - March 15

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: March 6 - March 15
Posted at 10:14 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 11:16:02-04

Oklahoma's amount of possible Coronavirus cases are being monitored by state and local health officials.

March 15, 2020
March 15, 2020
9:09 p.m.
According to a statement issued by The University of Oklahoma, a member of the Norman campus community tested positive for COVID-19. OU officials will coooperate with Health Department officials in their efforts to track individual's recent interactions with others in the community. In accordance with Health Department procedure, all those impacted will be notified and provided guidance for next
March 15, 2020
Governor Kevin Stitt has issued a State of Emergency for all 77 counties of Oklahoma. This comes from an Executive Order after the eighth case of a novel coronavirus was confirmed in the State of Oklahoma.

March 15, 2020
5:47 p.m.
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt has declared a state of emergency for the city of Oklahoma City after local spread has been confirmed by health officials.
The city has decided to limit large gatherings in the city.

However, Mayor Holt says that school closing decisions are still up to the individual districts.

March 15, 2020
5:42 p.m.
Due to a recently confirmed case of COVID-19 in Payne County, Mayor Will Joyce has declared a state of emergency in Stillwater in response to the spreading COVID-19 virus.
5:42 p.m.
This declaration closes some City-owned facilities, cancels events and meetings, and highly encourages local restaurants, bars and businesses to impose strict social distancing measures. It will begin Monday, March 16 at 12 a.m. and will remain in effect until Sunday, April 5—but it can be extended if need be.
5:42 p.m.
The City-owned facilities that will be closed during this time are listed below:

The City-owned facilities that will be closed during this time are listed below:

The City-owned facilities that will be closed during this time are listed below:

  • Stillwater Public Library
  • Stillwater Community Center
  • Stillwater Senior Center

All core City services will remain operational and all City employees will report to work as usual.

  • Stillwater Parks and Recreation (facilities and events)

All core City services will remain operational and all City employees will report to work as usual.

  • Stillwater Area Sports Association (leagues and events)

March 15, 2020
2:14 p.m.
Starting March 15, Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice. This will help ensure associates can clean and stock products. Stores operating under more reduced hours will keep current hours of operation.
2:14 p.m.
Beginning Monday, March 16th and until further notice, all Trader Joe’s stores will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to support our Crew Members in taking care of one another and our customers.
2:14 p.m.
Starting Monday, March 16th till further notice, WinCo Foods will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Starting Monday, March 16th till further notice, WinCo Foods will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

March 15, 2020
11:22 a.m.
Three additional individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. The cases are in Cleveland, Payne and Tulsa counties. There are currently seven cases in Oklahoma.
11:22 a.m.
Three additional individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. The cases are in Cleveland, Payne and Tulsa counties. There are currently seven cases in Oklahoma.
11:22 a.m.
March 14, 2020
5:03 p.m.
March 14, 2020
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This funding will be provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by President Trump.

To qualify for the program, the state must submit documentation of business losses for at least five businesses per county.
If approved, an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration will make disaster loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses and private, nonprofit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by COVID-19.
To qualify for the program, the state must submit documentation of business losses for at least five businesses per county.
According to the SBA, these loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the impact of COVID-19.
If approved, an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration will make disaster loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses and private, nonprofit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by COVID-19.
The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere and 2.75% for nonprofits. Businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible for this program.
According to the SBA, these loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the impact of COVID-19.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management will have a form for businesses submit on its website (www.ok.gov/OEM [ok.gov]) starting Monday.
The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere and 2.75% for nonprofits. Businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible for this program.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management will have a form for businesses submit on its website (www.ok.gov/OEM [ok.gov]) starting Monday.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management will have a form for businesses submit on its website (www.ok.gov/OEM [ok.gov]) starting Monday.
March 14, 2020
4:11 p.m.
Attorney General Hunter has issued the following statement clarifying issues surrounding church service amid Coronavirus fears:
March 14, 2020
“Consistent with state and federal legal safeguards, church services across the state can go on as normal tomorrow unless they are postponed or rescheduled by the church itself,” Attorney General Hunter said. “If the situation were to ever become so dire that church services needed to be canceled by the government, all other similarly sized and situated gatherings would also need to be canceled as well.
Attorney General Hunter has issued the following statement clarifying issues surrounding church service amid Coronavirus fears:
“However, Oklahomans planning to attend Sunday services tomorrow should use good judgment and common sense. If they feel ill or under the weather or they have credible belief that they may have been in contact with a person who has contracted COVID-19, they should stay home. If individuals need more tips or advice on how to practice proper social distancing or how they can protect themselves, listen to medical experts and utilize the resources from the Center for Disease Control as well as Oklahoma state and local government resources through the Oklahoma State Department of Health. My office will continue working with federal, state and local governments to continue providing guidance assistance on addressing Coronavirus issues as they evolve.”
“Consistent with state and federal legal safeguards, church services across the state can go on as normal tomorrow unless they are postponed or rescheduled by the church itself,” Attorney General Hunter said. “If the situation were to ever become so dire that church services needed to be canceled by the government, all other similarly sized and situated gatherings would also need to be canceled as well.
“However, Oklahomans planning to attend Sunday services tomorrow should use good judgment and common sense. If they feel ill or under the weather or they have credible belief that they may have been in contact with a person who has contracted COVID-19, they should stay home. If individuals need more tips or advice on how to practice proper social distancing or how they can protect themselves, listen to medical experts and utilize the resources from the Center for Disease Control as well as Oklahoma state and local government resources through the Oklahoma State Department of Health. My office will continue working with federal, state and local governments to continue providing guidance assistance on addressing Coronavirus issues as they evolve.”
“However, Oklahomans planning to attend Sunday services tomorrow should use good judgment and common sense. If they feel ill or under the weather or they have credible belief that they may have been in contact with a person who has contracted COVID-19, they should stay home. If individuals need more tips or advice on how to practice proper social distancing or how they can protect themselves, listen to medical experts and utilize the resources from the Center for Disease Control as well as Oklahoma state and local government resources through the Oklahoma State Department of Health. My office will continue working with federal, state and local governments to continue providing guidance assistance on addressing Coronavirus issues as they evolve.”

10:35 a.m.
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.
10:35 a.m.
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.

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.March 13, 2020
11:24 a.m.
Officials with the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma announced they have made the decision to move to "alternative instructional delivery methods" beginning, the week following Spring Break, March 27. Officials say the university will remain open even though classes will not be meeting in-person. “University officials are continuously monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its potential impact to our campus community,” said President John Feaver. “Be assured that the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are our first priority.” Officials also went on to add that the event, Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium, featuring Judah Pollack, has been rescheduled for April 7. For updated information, click here.
March 13, 2020
11:24 a.m.
Officials with the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma announced they have made the decision to move to "alternative instructional delivery methods" beginning, the week following Spring Break, March 27. Officials say the university will remain open even though classes will not be meeting in-person. “University officials are continuously monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its potential impact to our campus community,” said President John Feaver. “Be assured that the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are our first priority.” Officials also went on to add that the event, Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium, featuring Judah Pollack, has been rescheduled for April 7. For updated information, click here.
March 13, 2020
10:50 a.m.
According to the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church wesbite, all church facilities are closed due to coronavirus precautions through April 14, 2020. Officials say "this means no in-person worship, classes (including Sunday School classes), or meetings will occur." For more information on this, click here.
March 13, 2020
10:50 a.m.
According to the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church wesbite, all church facilities are closed due to coronavirus precautions through April 14, 2020. Officials say "this means no in-person worship, classes (including Sunday School classes), or meetings will occur." For more information on this, click here.
March 13, 2020
Reminder: The Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa County and City of Tulsa officials are set to hold a press conference to give an update on the local efforts related to coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday at noon. Officials say the following speakers will be at the conference: Dr. Bruce Dart, Tulsa Health Department; Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum; Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith; Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin; Tulsa Fire Chief Ray Driskell and Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado. Officials say the county and the city will provide updates on the "internal continuity plans" and efforts to keep the community up-to-date as the coronavirus event progresses. The press conference will be at noon on March 13 at the Tulsa Health Department. Watch live coverage on KJRH.com, our APP, Facebook page, or your streaming device.
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
8:41 a.m. Tulsa County officials have canceled several meetings related to the Gilcrease Expressway. Officials say the meetings have been canceled "in the interest of the public health regarding COVID-19 concerns." The meetings that have been canceled in regards to the Gilcrease Expressway are as follows: March 16 @ 6 p.m. at Chandler Park; March 17 @ 3 p.m. at Chandler Park and March 17 @ 6 p.m. 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 canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time," Tulsa County officials say.
8:41 a.m. Tulsa County officials have canceled several meetings related to the Gilcrease Expressway. Officials say the meetings have been canceled "in the interest of the public health regarding COVID-19 concerns." The meetings that have been canceled in regards to the Gilcrease Expressway are as follows: March 16 @ 6 p.m. at Chandler Park; March 17 @ 3 p.m. at Chandler Park and March 17 @ 6 p.m. 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 canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time," Tulsa County officials say.
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
8:41 a.m. Tulsa County officials have canceled several meetings related to the Gilcrease Expressway. Officials say the meetings have been canceled "in the interest of the public health regarding COVID-19 concerns." The meetings that have been canceled in regards to the Gilcrease Expressway are as follows: March 16 @ 6 p.m. at Chandler Park; March 17 @ 3 p.m. at Chandler Park and March 17 @ 6 p.m. 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 canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time," Tulsa County officials say.
March 13, 2020
8:22 a.m. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety announced it's formed a working group to focus on helping the prevention and response to the "possible local outbreak of COVID-19" (coronavirus) and influenza. Officials say, "This group continues to work closely with state and local officials to monitor the situation and prepare to mitigate the spread of these and any other infectious disease," said Major Jason Holt with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. "The safety of the public and our staff is our number one goal," said DPS Commissioner John Scully. Anyone who is feeling sick is discouraged from visiting DPS, officials say. Officials say that OHP is encouraging troopers to have drivers read their information on their drivers license, so the troopers don't have physical contact with the card. Officials say, "DPS has provided all employees with general guidelines for dealing with any potentially sick person."
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
8:22 a.m. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety announced it's formed a working group to focus on helping the prevention and response to the "possible local outbreak of COVID-19" (coronavirus) and influenza. Officials say, "This group continues to work closely with state and local officials to monitor the situation and prepare to mitigate the spread of these and any other infectious disease," said Major Jason Holt with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. "The safety of the public and our staff is our number one goal," said DPS Commissioner John Scully. Anyone who is feeling sick is discouraged from visiting DPS, officials say. Officials say that OHP is encouraging troopers to have drivers read their information on their drivers license, so the troopers don't have physical contact with the card. Officials say, "DPS has provided all employees with general guidelines for dealing with any potentially sick person."
March 13, 2020
7:38 a.m. Holland Hall officials announced their decision to move to their Remote Learning Plans for two weeks after the scheduled Spring Break. The plans will go into places starting March 23 through April 3. Officials say the decision was made in the best interest of their community and was not required by the Tulsa Health Department.
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
7:38 a.m. Holland Hall officials announced their decision to move to their Remote Learning Plans for two weeks after the scheduled Spring Break. The plans will go into places starting March 23 through April 3. Officials say the decision was made in the best interest of their community and was not required by the Tulsa Health Department.
March 12, 2020
11:52 p.m. Gathering Place announced Thursday it's still open for business, but it will be canceling its indoor events during spring break, according to a statement on its website.
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
11:52 p.m. Gathering Place announced Thursday it's still open for business, but it will be canceling its indoor events during spring break, according to a statement on its website.
March 12, 2020
8: 30 p.m. In an effort to keep the Tulsa community safe from COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, Arnie’s Bar, Kilkenny’s and McNellie’s have all decided to postpone their outdoor St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and downtown block party.
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
8: 30 p.m. In an effort to keep the Tulsa community safe from COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, Arnie’s Bar, Kilkenny’s and McNellie’s have all decided to postpone their outdoor St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and downtown block party.
March 12, 2020
7:58 p.m. Tulsa's first positive COVID-19 case has recovered, according to officials with the Tulsa Health Department. Officials say the individual has had two negative tests, which is the indicator of recovery.
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
7:58 p.m. Tulsa's first positive COVID-19 case has recovered, according to officials with the Tulsa Health Department. Officials say the individual has had two negative tests, which is the indicator of recovery.
March 12, 2020
5:55 p.m. The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department issued a statement Thursday, March 12, stating that they would be suspending all athletic competitions for the time being. The university will also be canceling all out-of-season practices and workouts, until further notice. The current health concerns were a major factor in the Athletics Department's decision, according to officials. For refunds and credits for tickets purchased through the OU Athletics Ticket Office and for announcements regarding other OU events on hold, click here.
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
5:55 p.m. The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department issued a statement Thursday, March 12, stating that they would be suspending all athletic competitions for the time being. The university will also be canceling all out-of-season practices and workouts, until further notice. The current health concerns were a major factor in the Athletics Department's decision, according to officials. For refunds and credits for tickets purchased through the OU Athletics Ticket Office and for announcements regarding other OU events on hold, click here.
March 12, 2020
5:29 p.m. The River Spirit Casino Resort announced Thursday that artists like Trevor Noah, Willie Nelson, and Candlebox have postponed their performances because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Officials say each artist has committed to rescheduling performances for a future date and River Spirit will honor all tickets purchased. River Spirit says within the next few days, it will inform ticketholders via email when the new dates are announced. For updates to all the shows from the River Spirit Casino, click here.
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
5:29 p.m. The River Spirit Casino Resort announced Thursday that artists like Trevor Noah, Willie Nelson, and Candlebox have postponed their performances because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Officials say each artist has committed to rescheduling performances for a future date and River Spirit will honor all tickets purchased. River Spirit says within the next few days, it will inform ticketholders via email when the new dates are announced. For updates to all the shows from the River Spirit Casino, click here.
March 12, 2020
5:27 p.m. Tulsa Community College announced Thursday it's extending spring break, according to officials. Officials say TCC canceled in-person and face-to-face classes for the week of March 23–29. TCC says this is so that 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 and TCC is not closing during this time, officials said. The TCC Metro Campus will remain open during spring break March 16–21 to assist students, officials said. Services will be available on all campuses during March 23-29.
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
5:27 p.m. Tulsa Community College announced Thursday it's extending spring break, according to officials. Officials say TCC canceled in-person and face-to-face classes for the week of March 23–29. TCC says this is so that 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 and TCC is not closing during this time, officials said. The TCC Metro Campus will remain open during spring break March 16–21 to assist students, officials said. Services will be available on all campuses during March 23-29.
March 12, 2020
5:22 p.m. The Harlem Globetrotters announced Thursday that it's suspending games on its domestic U.S. tour, including an event at the BOK Center in Tulsa, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The original date scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at BOK Center will be rescheduled at a later date, according to officials. Decisions will be made this week regarding the remaining U.S. domestic dates on the 2020 “Pushing the Limits” World Tour, officials said. The North American portion of the domestic tour is scheduled to run through April 19. The Globetrotters encourage all ticket holders to hold on to tickets while the team makes an effort to reschedule events, officials said. All tickets for postponed games will be honored.
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
5:22 p.m. The Harlem Globetrotters announced Thursday that it's suspending games on its domestic U.S. tour, including an event at the BOK Center in Tulsa, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The original date scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at BOK Center will be rescheduled at a later date, according to officials. Decisions will be made this week regarding the remaining U.S. domestic dates on the 2020 “Pushing the Limits” World Tour, officials said. The North American portion of the domestic tour is scheduled to run through April 19. The Globetrotters encourage all ticket holders to hold on to tickets while the team makes an effort to reschedule events, officials said. All tickets for postponed games will be honored.
March 12, 2020
4:40 p.m. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced new safeguards to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, for nursing home residents and spinal-cord injury patients, according to a statement released by VA officials. VA’s 134 nursing homes are home to more than 41,000 veterans nationwide with residents who are particularly vulnerable to infection, VA officials said. To minimize the risk of exposure, effective March 10 and until further notice, officials say the VA is taking the following actions for nursing home residents: All VA nursing homes will adopt a “No Visitor” stance, meaning no outside visitors will be permitted to see residents, all VA nursing homes will suspend new admissions, and nursing home staff will be actively screened daily and dedicated to working at Community Living Centers. VA’s 24 major spinal cord injury and disorder centers (SCI/Ds) nationwide serves more than 24,000 veterans who are also vulnerable to infection, according to officials. To minimize the risk of exposure, effective March 10 and until further notice, officials say the VA is taking the following actions for spinal-cord injury patients: All VA SCI/Ds will adopt a “No Visitor” stance, meaning no outside visitors will be permitted to see inpatients, all VA SCI/Ds will limit inpatient admissions to addressing acute clinical needs and VA SCI/D staff will be actively screened daily and dedicated to working at SCI/Ds. “While the COVID-19 risk to average Americans remains low, these commonsense measures will help protect some of our most vulnerable patients,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA will make every effort to minimize the impact of these policies on Veterans while putting patient safety first.” For more information about the coronavirus, click here.
4:40 p.m. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced new safeguards to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, for nursing home residents and spinal-cord injury patients, according to a statement released by VA officials. VA’s 134 nursing homes are home to more than 41,000 veterans nationwide with residents who are particularly vulnerable to infection, VA officials said. To minimize the risk of exposure, effective March 10 and until further notice, officials say the VA is taking the following actions for nursing home residents: All VA nursing homes will adopt a “No Visitor” stance, meaning no outside visitors will be permitted to see residents, all VA nursing homes will suspend new admissions, and nursing home staff will be actively screened daily and dedicated to working at Community Living Centers. VA’s 24 major spinal cord injury and disorder centers (SCI/Ds) nationwide serves more than 24,000 veterans who are also vulnerable to infection, according to officials. To minimize the risk of exposure, effective March 10 and until further notice, officials say the VA is taking the following actions for spinal-cord injury patients: All VA SCI/Ds will adopt a “No Visitor” stance, meaning no outside visitors will be permitted to see inpatients, all VA SCI/Ds will limit inpatient admissions to addressing acute clinical needs and VA SCI/D staff will be actively screened daily and dedicated to working at SCI/Ds. “While the COVID-19 risk to average Americans remains low, these commonsense measures will help protect some of our most vulnerable patients,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA will make every effort to minimize the impact of these policies on Veterans while putting patient safety first.” For more information about the coronavirus, click here.
March 12, 2020
4:40 p.m. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced new safeguards to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, for nursing home residents and spinal-cord injury patients, according to a statement released by VA officials. VA’s 134 nursing homes are home to more than 41,000 veterans nationwide with residents who are particularly vulnerable to infection, VA officials said. To minimize the risk of exposure, effective March 10 and until further notice, officials say the VA is taking the following actions for nursing home residents: All VA nursing homes will adopt a “No Visitor” stance, meaning no outside visitors will be permitted to see residents, all VA nursing homes will suspend new admissions, and nursing home staff will be actively screened daily and dedicated to working at Community Living Centers. VA’s 24 major spinal cord injury and disorder centers (SCI/Ds) nationwide serves more than 24,000 veterans who are also vulnerable to infection, according to officials. To minimize the risk of exposure, effective March 10 and until further notice, officials say the VA is taking the following actions for spinal-cord injury patients: All VA SCI/Ds will adopt a “No Visitor” stance, meaning no outside visitors will be permitted to see inpatients, all VA SCI/Ds will limit inpatient admissions to addressing acute clinical needs and VA SCI/D staff will be actively screened daily and dedicated to working at SCI/Ds. “While the COVID-19 risk to average Americans remains low, these commonsense measures will help protect some of our most vulnerable patients,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA will make every effort to minimize the impact of these policies on Veterans while putting patient safety first.” For more information about the coronavirus, click here.
4:40 p.m. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced new safeguards to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, for nursing home residents and spinal-cord injury patients, according to a statement released by VA officials. VA’s 134 nursing homes are home to more than 41,000 veterans nationwide with residents who are particularly vulnerable to infection, VA officials said. To minimize the risk of exposure, effective March 10 and until further notice, officials say the VA is taking the following actions for nursing home residents: All VA nursing homes will adopt a “No Visitor” stance, meaning no outside visitors will be permitted to see residents, all VA nursing homes will suspend new admissions, and nursing home staff will be actively screened daily and dedicated to working at Community Living Centers. VA’s 24 major spinal cord injury and disorder centers (SCI/Ds) nationwide serves more than 24,000 veterans who are also vulnerable to infection, according to officials. To minimize the risk of exposure, effective March 10 and until further notice, officials say the VA is taking the following actions for spinal-cord injury patients: All VA SCI/Ds will adopt a “No Visitor” stance, meaning no outside visitors will be permitted to see inpatients, all VA SCI/Ds will limit inpatient admissions to addressing acute clinical needs and VA SCI/D staff will be actively screened daily and dedicated to working at SCI/Ds. “While the COVID-19 risk to average Americans remains low, these commonsense measures will help protect some of our most vulnerable patients,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA will make every effort to minimize the impact of these policies on Veterans while putting patient safety first.” For more information about the coronavirus, click here.
March 12, 2020
3:50 p.m. Ahead of spring break, Tulsa Public Schools released additional information regarding its out-of-state travel guidance for students, parents, and employees. For those planning to travel out-of-state during spring break, officials want everyone to be aware of the possibility that you may need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon your return, according to a statement released on the TPS website. Officials say the potential of a 14-day self-quarantine would apply to all TPS students and employees. Officials provided further information about self-quarantine protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For more updated information from TPS, click here. You can also sign-up for text message alerts from TPS by texting “YES” to 67587.
3:50 p.m. Ahead of spring break, Tulsa Public Schools released additional information regarding its out-of-state travel guidance for students, parents, and employees. For those planning to travel out-of-state during spring break, officials want everyone to be aware of the possibility that you may need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon your return, according to a statement released on the TPS website. Officials say the potential of a 14-day self-quarantine would apply to all TPS students and employees. Officials provided further information about self-quarantine protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For more updated information from TPS, click here. You can also sign-up for text message alerts from TPS by texting “YES” to 67587.
March 12, 2020
3:50 p.m. Ahead of spring break, Tulsa Public Schools released additional information regarding its out-of-state travel guidance for students, parents, and employees. For those planning to travel out-of-state during spring break, officials want everyone to be aware of the possibility that you may need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon your return, according to a statement released on the TPS website. Officials say the potential of a 14-day self-quarantine would apply to all TPS students and employees. Officials provided further information about self-quarantine protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For more updated information from TPS, click here. You can also sign-up for text message alerts from TPS by texting “YES” to 67587.
3:50 p.m. Ahead of spring break, Tulsa Public Schools released additional information regarding its out-of-state travel guidance for students, parents, and employees. For those planning to travel out-of-state during spring break, officials want everyone to be aware of the possibility that you may need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon your return, according to a statement released on the TPS website. Officials say the potential of a 14-day self-quarantine would apply to all TPS students and employees. Officials provided further information about self-quarantine protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For more updated information from TPS, click here. You can also sign-up for text message alerts from TPS by texting “YES” to 67587.
March 12, 2020
3:18 p.m. Tulsa Transit announced that its coordinating with the Tulsa Health Department during the coronavirus outbreak in an effort to keep its riders and employees safe. Officials say they are working to prevent the spread of germs by thoroughly cleaning each bus nightly, sanitizing all high touch areas with products recommended by the EPA. and educating its employees on proper precautions as well as issuing all drivers hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 60% or greater.
3:18 p.m. Tulsa Transit announced that its coordinating with the Tulsa Health Department during the coronavirus outbreak in an effort to keep its riders and employees safe. Officials say they are working to prevent the spread of germs by thoroughly cleaning each bus nightly, sanitizing all high touch areas with products recommended by the EPA. and educating its employees on proper precautions as well as issuing all drivers hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 60% or greater.
March 12, 2020
3:18 p.m. Tulsa Transit announced that its coordinating with the Tulsa Health Department during the coronavirus outbreak in an effort to keep its riders and employees safe. Officials say they are working to prevent the spread of germs by thoroughly cleaning each bus nightly, sanitizing all high touch areas with products recommended by the EPA. and educating its employees on proper precautions as well as issuing all drivers hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 60% or greater.
3:18 p.m. Tulsa Transit announced that its coordinating with the Tulsa Health Department during the coronavirus outbreak in an effort to keep its riders and employees safe. Officials say they are working to prevent the spread of germs by thoroughly cleaning each bus nightly, sanitizing all high touch areas with products recommended by the EPA. and educating its employees on proper precautions as well as issuing all drivers hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 60% or greater.
March 12, 2020
1:52 p.m. Oklahoma Wesleyan University officials announced classes will be taught online starting March 30. The week of March 23 through March 27 will be a study week for students while the curriculum for classes is prepared to be instructed online. Officials say the campus will not be closed and this decision will not affect Spring Break. There are no members of OKWU that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus), officials say. “I ask students, faculty, staff, and alumni to join together in prayer over this continuing situation,” President Jim Dunn said. “There are no easy or simple decisions, but the university remains ready to make the best decisions necessary to keep those in the OKWU community safe.”
1:52 p.m. Oklahoma Wesleyan University officials announced classes will be taught online starting March 30. The week of March 23 through March 27 will be a study week for students while the curriculum for classes is prepared to be instructed online. Officials say the campus will not be closed and this decision will not affect Spring Break. There are no members of OKWU that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus), officials say. “I ask students, faculty, staff, and alumni to join together in prayer over this continuing situation,” President Jim Dunn said. “There are no easy or simple decisions, but the university remains ready to make the best decisions necessary to keep those in the OKWU community safe.”
March 12, 2020
1:52 p.m. Oklahoma Wesleyan University officials announced classes will be taught online starting March 30. The week of March 23 through March 27 will be a study week for students while the curriculum for classes is prepared to be instructed online. Officials say the campus will not be closed and this decision will not affect Spring Break. There are no members of OKWU that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus), officials say. “I ask students, faculty, staff, and alumni to join together in prayer over this continuing situation,” President Jim Dunn said. “There are no easy or simple decisions, but the university remains ready to make the best decisions necessary to keep those in the OKWU community safe.”
1:52 p.m. Oklahoma Wesleyan University officials announced classes will be taught online starting March 30. The week of March 23 through March 27 will be a study week for students while the curriculum for classes is prepared to be instructed online. Officials say the campus will not be closed and this decision will not affect Spring Break. There are no members of OKWU that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus), officials say. “I ask students, faculty, staff, and alumni to join together in prayer over this continuing situation,” President Jim Dunn said. “There are no easy or simple decisions, but the university remains ready to make the best decisions necessary to keep those in the OKWU community safe.”
March 12, 2020
1:18 p.m. BOK Center officials announced the KISS concert has been rescheduled for Oct. 4.
1:18 p.m. BOK Center officials announced the KISS concert has been rescheduled for Oct. 4.
March 12, 2020
1:18 p.m. BOK Center officials announced the KISS concert has been rescheduled for Oct. 4.
1:18 p.m. BOK Center officials announced the KISS concert has been rescheduled for Oct. 4.
1:18 p.m. BOK Center officials announced the KISS concert has been rescheduled for Oct. 4.
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
1:18 p.m. Gov. Stitt and health and state officials announced that Oklahoma has three confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time there is no sign of community spread. Governor Kevin Stitt says he recommends all schools remain open. The State is working with federal, state and local officials to respond to any confirmed cases. Officials say there is no sign of community spread. The Oklahoma Hotline to call is 877-215-8336. Health officials say they have the capacity to run 100 tests per day and that they have a number of test kits. Currently, there are three positive cases at this time. The two cases in Tulsa County have been under investigation and there is daily monitoring of possible exposure. The third case is in progress right now and have been isolated at home.
1:18 p.m. Gov. Stitt and health and state officials announced that Oklahoma has three confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time there is no sign of community spread. Governor Kevin Stitt says he recommends all schools remain open. The State is working with federal, state and local officials to respond to any confirmed cases. Officials say there is no sign of community spread. The Oklahoma Hotline to call is 877-215-8336. Health officials say they have the capacity to run 100 tests per day and that they have a number of test kits. Currently, there are three positive cases at this time. The two cases in Tulsa County have been under investigation and there is daily monitoring of possible exposure. The third case is in progress right now and have been isolated at home.
March 12, 2020
1:18 p.m. Gov. Stitt and health and state officials announced that Oklahoma has three confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time there is no sign of community spread. Governor Kevin Stitt says he recommends all schools remain open. The State is working with federal, state and local officials to respond to any confirmed cases. Officials say there is no sign of community spread. The Oklahoma Hotline to call is 877-215-8336. Health officials say they have the capacity to run 100 tests per day and that they have a number of test kits. Currently, there are three positive cases at this time. The two cases in Tulsa County have been under investigation and there is daily monitoring of possible exposure. The third case is in progress right now and have been isolated at home.
1:18 p.m. Gov. Stitt and health and state officials announced that Oklahoma has three confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time there is no sign of community spread. Governor Kevin Stitt says he recommends all schools remain open. The State is working with federal, state and local officials to respond to any confirmed cases. Officials say there is no sign of community spread. The Oklahoma Hotline to call is 877-215-8336. Health officials say they have the capacity to run 100 tests per day and that they have a number of test kits. Currently, there are three positive cases at this time. The two cases in Tulsa County have been under investigation and there is daily monitoring of possible exposure. The third case is in progress right now and have been isolated at home.
March 12, 2020
1:16 p.m. City of Jenks officials has announced the suspension of public gatherings at City Hall until April 6. Officials say, "From now until April 6th, the City of Jenks has asked all their employees if they have COVID-19, flu or any respiratory illness symptoms, or live with someone showing those symptoms, to please stay home for the suggested 14 days (2 work weeks)."
1:16 p.m. City of Jenks officials has announced the suspension of public gatherings at City Hall until April 6. Officials say, "From now until April 6th, the City of Jenks has asked all their employees if they have COVID-19, flu or any respiratory illness symptoms, or live with someone showing those symptoms, to please stay home for the suggested 14 days (2 work weeks)."
March 12, 2020
1:16 p.m. City of Jenks officials has announced the suspension of public gatherings at City Hall until April 6. Officials say, "From now until April 6th, the City of Jenks has asked all their employees if they have COVID-19, flu or any respiratory illness symptoms, or live with someone showing those symptoms, to please stay home for the suggested 14 days (2 work weeks)."
1:16 p.m. City of Jenks officials has announced the suspension of public gatherings at City Hall until April 6. Officials say, "From now until April 6th, the City of Jenks has asked all their employees if they have COVID-19, flu or any respiratory illness symptoms, or live with someone showing those symptoms, to please stay home for the suggested 14 days (2 work weeks)."
March 12, 2020
1:08 p.m. Altus Air Force Base officials announced that an active-duty U.S. Air Force Airman has tested "presumptive positive" for coronavirus. “Right now we have one confirmed case of COVID-19 on our installation,” said Col. Matthew Leard, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander. “The health and safety of our Airmen and Families is our top priority. We will continue to work with our interagency partners to ensure we do everything we can to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and ensure our Airmen have the most up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent the potential spread of the virus.”
1:08 p.m. Altus Air Force Base officials announced that an active-duty U.S. Air Force Airman has tested "presumptive positive" for coronavirus. “Right now we have one confirmed case of COVID-19 on our installation,” said Col. Matthew Leard, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander. “The health and safety of our Airmen and Families is our top priority. We will continue to work with our interagency partners to ensure we do everything we can to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and ensure our Airmen have the most up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent the potential spread of the virus.”
March 12, 2020
1:08 p.m. Altus Air Force Base officials announced that an active-duty U.S. Air Force Airman has tested "presumptive positive" for coronavirus. “Right now we have one confirmed case of COVID-19 on our installation,” said Col. Matthew Leard, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander. “The health and safety of our Airmen and Families is our top priority. We will continue to work with our interagency partners to ensure we do everything we can to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and ensure our Airmen have the most up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent the potential spread of the virus.”
1:08 p.m. Altus Air Force Base officials announced that an active-duty U.S. Air Force Airman has tested "presumptive positive" for coronavirus. “Right now we have one confirmed case of COVID-19 on our installation,” said Col. Matthew Leard, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander. “The health and safety of our Airmen and Families is our top priority. We will continue to work with our interagency partners to ensure we do everything we can to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and ensure our Airmen have the most up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent the potential spread of the virus.”
March 12, 2020
12:49 p.m. Dan + Shay announced they are postponing and rescheduling their spring tour. Officials say, "The tour has been rescheduled, and previously purchased tickets will be honored for all dates as outlined below. Check venue websites for updates and further information. " The Dan + Shay show at the BOK Center has been rescheduled for July 30, officials say.
12:49 p.m. Dan + Shay announced they are postponing and rescheduling their spring tour. Officials say, "The tour has been rescheduled, and previously purchased tickets will be honored for all dates as outlined below. Check venue websites for updates and further information. " The Dan + Shay show at the BOK Center has been rescheduled for July 30, officials say.
March 12, 2020
12:49 p.m. Dan + Shay announced they are postponing and rescheduling their spring tour. Officials say, "The tour has been rescheduled, and previously purchased tickets will be honored for all dates as outlined below. Check venue websites for updates and further information. " The Dan + Shay show at the BOK Center has been rescheduled for July 30, officials say.
12:49 p.m. Dan + Shay announced they are postponing and rescheduling their spring tour. Officials say, "The tour has been rescheduled, and previously purchased tickets will be honored for all dates as outlined below. Check venue websites for updates and further information. " The Dan + Shay show at the BOK Center has been rescheduled for July 30, officials say.
March 12, 2020
12:24 p.m. According to Oklahoma City Public Schools' tweet, classes have been canceled for Friday March 13 as a means to prevent community spread of coronavirus. Officials say "The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends social distancing as a way to prevent community spread of the COVID-19 virus. #OKCPS feels it is in the best interest of our students, families, staff, & the public to cancel classes & district hosted activities for Fri., March 13."
12:24 p.m. According to Oklahoma City Public Schools' tweet, classes have been canceled for Friday March 13 as a means to prevent community spread of coronavirus. Officials say "The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends social distancing as a way to prevent community spread of the COVID-19 virus. #OKCPS feels it is in the best interest of our students, families, staff, & the public to cancel classes & district hosted activities for Fri., March 13."
March 12, 2020

12:24 p.m. According to Oklahoma City Public Schools' tweet, classes have been canceled for Friday March 13 as a means to prevent community spread of coronavirus. Officials say "The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends social distancing as a way to prevent community spread of the COVID-19 virus. #OKCPS feels it is in the best interest of our students, families, staff, & the public to cancel classes & district hosted activities for Fri., March 13."

March 12, 2020
12:05 p.m. OSSAA's Chris Wilfong told 2 Works for You that, “all OSSAA basketball tournaments have been suspended for the weekend. No timetable on when they will resume.” The State Tournament in Skiatook has been postponed, according to officials. No more details have been provided at this time. 2 Works for You will continue to update with information as it is received.
12:05 p.m. OSSAA's Chris Wilfong told 2 Works for You that, “all OSSAA basketball tournaments have been suspended for the weekend. No timetable on when they will resume.” The State Tournament in Skiatook has been postponed, according to officials. No more details have been provided at this time. 2 Works for You will continue to update with information as it is received.
March 12, 2020
12:05 p.m. OSSAA's Chris Wilfong told 2 Works for You that, “all OSSAA basketball tournaments have been suspended for the weekend. No timetable on when they will resume.” The State Tournament in Skiatook has been postponed, according to officials. No more details have been provided at this time. 2 Works for You will continue to update with information as it is received.
12:05 p.m. OSSAA's Chris Wilfong told 2 Works for You that, “all OSSAA basketball tournaments have been suspended for the weekend. No timetable on when they will resume.” The State Tournament in Skiatook has been postponed, according to officials. No more details have been provided at this time. 2 Works for You will continue to update with information as it is received.
March 12, 2020
11:17 a.m. The Oklahoma Aquarium officials say they are responding to coronavirus by following the listed health protocols: use of alcohol-based cleaning products, purchasing and having inventory of supplies, handwashing signs in all restrooms, foot openers on all bathroom doors, filtrations is UV and ozone sterilized for touch tanks, more hand sanitizer dispensers, santize feed sticks and artifacts after each use, easy access to handwashing facilities, quick response to spills and trash, frequently clean outdoor areas (walkways and playgrounds) and staff members have been required to wash hands offten, stay home if sick and avoid touching mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands.
11:17 a.m. The Oklahoma Aquarium officials say they are responding to coronavirus by following the listed health protocols: use of alcohol-based cleaning products, purchasing and having inventory of supplies, handwashing signs in all restrooms, foot openers on all bathroom doors, filtrations is UV and ozone sterilized for touch tanks, more hand sanitizer dispensers, santize feed sticks and artifacts after each use, easy access to handwashing facilities, quick response to spills and trash, frequently clean outdoor areas (walkways and playgrounds) and staff members have been required to wash hands offten, stay home if sick and avoid touching mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands.
March 12, 2020
11:17 a.m. The Oklahoma Aquarium officials say they are responding to coronavirus by following the listed health protocols: use of alcohol-based cleaning products, purchasing and having inventory of supplies, handwashing signs in all restrooms, foot openers on all bathroom doors, filtrations is UV and ozone sterilized for touch tanks, more hand sanitizer dispensers, santize feed sticks and artifacts after each use, easy access to handwashing facilities, quick response to spills and trash, frequently clean outdoor areas (walkways and playgrounds) and staff members have been required to wash hands offten, stay home if sick and avoid touching mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands.
11:17 a.m. The Oklahoma Aquarium officials say they are responding to coronavirus by following the listed health protocols: use of alcohol-based cleaning products, purchasing and having inventory of supplies, handwashing signs in all restrooms, foot openers on all bathroom doors, filtrations is UV and ozone sterilized for touch tanks, more hand sanitizer dispensers, santize feed sticks and artifacts after each use, easy access to handwashing facilities, quick response to spills and trash, frequently clean outdoor areas (walkways and playgrounds) and staff members have been required to wash hands offten, stay home if sick and avoid touching mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands.
March 12, 2020
10:57 a.m. On Wednesday morning, the Commissioner Mike Aresco announced that the American Athletic Conference has canceled its Conference Basketball Tournament in regards to the coronavirus. The conference was to happen from March 12 to March 15 ath the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Officials say this is a "proactive decision to protect the safety, health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff and all involved with the tournament." Also, officials announced the Big 12 Championships are immediately suspended until April 15. “After consultation with our Board of Directors it was decided that cancelling these championships was in the best interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
10:57 a.m. On Wednesday morning, the Commissioner Mike Aresco announced that the American Athletic Conference has canceled its Conference Basketball Tournament in regards to the coronavirus. The conference was to happen from March 12 to March 15 ath the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Officials say this is a "proactive decision to protect the safety, health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff and all involved with the tournament." Also, officials announced the Big 12 Championships are immediately suspended until April 15. “After consultation with our Board of Directors it was decided that cancelling these championships was in the best interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
March 12, 2020
10:57 a.m. On Wednesday morning, the Commissioner Mike Aresco announced that the American Athletic Conference has canceled its Conference Basketball Tournament in regards to the coronavirus. The conference was to happen from March 12 to March 15 ath the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Officials say this is a "proactive decision to protect the safety, health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff and all involved with the tournament." Also, officials announced the Big 12 Championships are immediately suspended until April 15. “After consultation with our Board of Directors it was decided that cancelling these championships was in the best interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
10:57 a.m. On Wednesday morning, the Commissioner Mike Aresco announced that the American Athletic Conference has canceled its Conference Basketball Tournament in regards to the coronavirus. The conference was to happen from March 12 to March 15 ath the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Officials say this is a "proactive decision to protect the safety, health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff and all involved with the tournament." Also, officials announced the Big 12 Championships are immediately suspended until April 15. “After consultation with our Board of Directors it was decided that cancelling these championships was in the best interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
March 12, 2020
10:41 a.m. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation announced they have developed a COVID-19 Task Force to "evaluate and implement measures to stop the spread of the disease coronavirus." The Principal Chief, cabinet members, health adminitrators, and representatives from independent tribal agencies comprise the task force. “We are monitoring the situation daily and adapting our policies accordingly,” said David Hill, Principal Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. “It is vital that we are proactive in finding solutions to keep our citizens and members of the community safe,” he added. More than 120,000 patients are served by The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health, officials say. Officials have suspended non-essential travel, starting March 11 and proceeding for the next two weeks. Tribal hosted conferences that have large crowds are being canceled over the next two weeks, officials say. “We are in close communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to ensure we are following the latest guidelines to treat patients,” stated Shawn Terry, Secretary of Health of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. “To mitigate the spread of any potential infection, housekeeping will clean high-touch areas in our health care facilities such as lobbies, bathrooms and light switches every two hours with products proven to effectively disinfect surfaces."
10:41 a.m. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation announced they have developed a COVID-19 Task Force to "evaluate and implement measures to stop the spread of the disease coronavirus." The Principal Chief, cabinet members, health adminitrators, and representatives from independent tribal agencies comprise the task force. “We are monitoring the situation daily and adapting our policies accordingly,” said David Hill, Principal Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. “It is vital that we are proactive in finding solutions to keep our citizens and members of the community safe,” he added. More than 120,000 patients are served by The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health, officials say. Officials have suspended non-essential travel, starting March 11 and proceeding for the next two weeks. Tribal hosted conferences that have large crowds are being canceled over the next two weeks, officials say. “We are in close communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to ensure we are following the latest guidelines to treat patients,” stated Shawn Terry, Secretary of Health of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. “To mitigate the spread of any potential infection, housekeeping will clean high-touch areas in our health care facilities such as lobbies, bathrooms and light switches every two hours with products proven to effectively disinfect surfaces."
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
10:00 p.m. Oklahoma State University officials announced that in order to protect their community they will be having classes online for both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses starting after Spring Break on March 23 until April 3. Officials say there are no known cases of the coronavirus at OSU.
10:00 p.m. Oklahoma State University officials announced that in order to protect their community they will be having classes online for both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses starting after Spring Break on March 23 until April 3. Officials say there are no known cases of the coronavirus at OSU.
March 12, 2020
10:00 p.m. Oklahoma State University officials announced that in order to protect their community they will be having classes online for both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses starting after Spring Break on March 23 until April 3. Officials say there are no known cases of the coronavirus at OSU.
10:00 p.m. Oklahoma State University officials announced that in order to protect their community they will be having classes online for both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses starting after Spring Break on March 23 until April 3. Officials say there are no known cases of the coronavirus at OSU.
March 12, 2020
9:38 a.m. City of Stillwater officials announced that they are working with several public health orgainizations due to the concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19). Officials say althought they have no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Stillwater, they have received several questions about the topic. Officials say, in regards to Spring Break, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is advises people to avoid "non-essential travel to those countries that have a CDC travel, which include: Italy, China, Iran and South Korea." City of Stillwater officials say, before traveling over Spring Break, it is recommended that people talk to their employers and to bring work supplies home, in case "you would be in a situation where a quarantine would be necessary upon your return."
9:38 a.m. City of Stillwater officials announced that they are working with several public health orgainizations due to the concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19). Officials say althought they have no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Stillwater, they have received several questions about the topic. Officials say, in regards to Spring Break, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is advises people to avoid "non-essential travel to those countries that have a CDC travel, which include: Italy, China, Iran and South Korea." City of Stillwater officials say, before traveling over Spring Break, it is recommended that people talk to their employers and to bring work supplies home, in case "you would be in a situation where a quarantine would be necessary upon your return."
March 12, 2020
9:38 a.m. City of Stillwater officials announced that they are working with several public health orgainizations due to the concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19). Officials say althought they have no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Stillwater, they have received several questions about the topic. Officials say, in regards to Spring Break, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is advises people to avoid "non-essential travel to those countries that have a CDC travel, which include: Italy, China, Iran and South Korea." City of Stillwater officials say, before traveling over Spring Break, it is recommended that people talk to their employers and to bring work supplies home, in case "you would be in a situation where a quarantine would be necessary upon your return."
9:38 a.m. City of Stillwater officials announced that they are working with several public health orgainizations due to the concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19). Officials say althought they have no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Stillwater, they have received several questions about the topic. Officials say, in regards to Spring Break, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is advises people to avoid "non-essential travel to those countries that have a CDC travel, which include: Italy, China, Iran and South Korea." City of Stillwater officials say, before traveling over Spring Break, it is recommended that people talk to their employers and to bring work supplies home, in case "you would be in a situation where a quarantine would be necessary upon your return."
March 12, 2020
9:37 a.m. Governor Kevin Stitt, Commissioner of Health Gary Cox and Oklahoma state officials will be providing an update on coronavirus (COVID-19) today at 1 p.m. Officials say the press conference will take place in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Watch live coverage on KJRH.com, our APP, Facebook page or your streaming device.
9:37 a.m. Governor Kevin Stitt, Commissioner of Health Gary Cox and Oklahoma state officials will be providing an update on coronavirus (COVID-19) today at 1 p.m. Officials say the press conference will take place in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Watch live coverage on KJRH.com, our APP, Facebook page or your streaming device.
March 12, 2020
9:37 a.m. Governor Kevin Stitt, Commissioner of Health Gary Cox and Oklahoma state officials will be providing an update on coronavirus (COVID-19) today at 1 p.m. Officials say the press conference will take place in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Watch live coverage on KJRH.com, our APP, Facebook page or your streaming device.
9:37 a.m. Governor Kevin Stitt, Commissioner of Health Gary Cox and Oklahoma state officials will be providing an update on coronavirus (COVID-19) today at 1 p.m. Officials say the press conference will take place in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Watch live coverage on KJRH.com, our APP, Facebook page or your streaming device.
March 12, 2020
8:49 a.m. In a message from the Principal of Del City High School, Principal Hill stated that "a member of the Utah Jazz basketball team practiced at Del City High School." The principal went on to say that a small amount of staff and students were at the practice while the players shot around. The Jazz player that practiced at the high school is not the player that tested positive for coronavirus, the principal says. The principal says that they have been advised to self-monitor since the player was not symptomatic and few people from the school made contact with him. Officials say they will continue to monitor and stay in contact with the appropriate authorities throughout the wees ahead. Principal Hill went on to say, "The health and safety of our students and staff, as always, are our greatest concerns."
8:49 a.m. In a message from the Principal of Del City High School, Principal Hill stated that "a member of the Utah Jazz basketball team practiced at Del City High School." The principal went on to say that a small amount of staff and students were at the practice while the players shot around. The Jazz player that practiced at the high school is not the player that tested positive for coronavirus, the principal says. The principal says that they have been advised to self-monitor since the player was not symptomatic and few people from the school made contact with him. Officials say they will continue to monitor and stay in contact with the appropriate authorities throughout the wees ahead. Principal Hill went on to say, "The health and safety of our students and staff, as always, are our greatest concerns."
March 12, 2020
8:49 a.m. In a message from the Principal of Del City High School, Principal Hill stated that "a member of the Utah Jazz basketball team practiced at Del City High School." The principal went on to say that a small amount of staff and students were at the practice while the players shot around. The Jazz player that practiced at the high school is not the player that tested positive for coronavirus, the principal says. The principal says that they have been advised to self-monitor since the player was not symptomatic and few people from the school made contact with him. Officials say they will continue to monitor and stay in contact with the appropriate authorities throughout the wees ahead. Principal Hill went on to say, "The health and safety of our students and staff, as always, are our greatest concerns."
8:49 a.m. In a message from the Principal of Del City High School, Principal Hill stated that "a member of the Utah Jazz basketball team practiced at Del City High School." The principal went on to say that a small amount of staff and students were at the practice while the players shot around. The Jazz player that practiced at the high school is not the player that tested positive for coronavirus, the principal says. The principal says that they have been advised to self-monitor since the player was not symptomatic and few people from the school made contact with him. Officials say they will continue to monitor and stay in contact with the appropriate authorities throughout the wees ahead. Principal Hill went on to say, "The health and safety of our students and staff, as always, are our greatest concerns."
March 12, 2020
8:45 a.m. Officials with the University of Oklahoma announced morning that the university "is transitioning all in-person classes on the Norman campus to an online learning environment for the two-week period following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3." Officials say there are no current cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their campus.
8:45 a.m. Officials with the University of Oklahoma announced morning that the university "is transitioning all in-person classes on the Norman campus to an online learning environment for the two-week period following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3." Officials say there are no current cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their campus.
March 12, 2020
8:45 a.m. Officials with the University of Oklahoma announced morning that the university "is transitioning all in-person classes on the Norman campus to an online learning environment for the two-week period following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3." Officials say there are no current cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their campus.
8:45 a.m. Officials with the University of Oklahoma announced morning that the university "is transitioning all in-person classes on the Norman campus to an online learning environment for the two-week period following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3." Officials say there are no current cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their campus.
March 12, 2020
7:56 a.m. Officials with the University of Tulsa announced that they have implemented a Social Distancing Policy to reduce the risk of corovavirus (COVID-19). Officials say that events are subject to being postponed, canceled or special practices and protocols. TU officials say they are rescheduling the Richard B. Risk CLE Practicum Series for Fall 2020. For information or updates on this event, click here.
7:56 a.m. Officials with the University of Tulsa announced that they have implemented a Social Distancing Policy to reduce the risk of corovavirus (COVID-19). Officials say that events are subject to being postponed, canceled or special practices and protocols. TU officials say they are rescheduling the Richard B. Risk CLE Practicum Series for Fall 2020. For information or updates on this event, click here.
March 12, 2020
7:56 a.m. Officials with the University of Tulsa announced that they have implemented a Social Distancing Policy to reduce the risk of corovavirus (COVID-19). Officials say that events are subject to being postponed, canceled or special practices and protocols. TU officials say they are rescheduling the Richard B. Risk CLE Practicum Series for Fall 2020. For information or updates on this event, click here.
7:56 a.m. Officials with the University of Tulsa announced that they have implemented a Social Distancing Policy to reduce the risk of corovavirus (COVID-19). Officials say that events are subject to being postponed, canceled or special practices and protocols. TU officials say they are rescheduling the Richard B. Risk CLE Practicum Series for Fall 2020. For information or updates on this event, click here.
March 11, 2020
8:36 p.m. The NBA has suspended its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday evening for the coronavirus just before tip off in Oklahoma City. "The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz preliminary tested positive for COVID-19," the NBA said in a statement. "The test result was reported shortly prior of tonight's game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight's game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena. The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic." ESPN reported that the player that tested positive was Jazz star Rudy Gobert.
8:36 p.m. The NBA has suspended its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday evening for the coronavirus just before tip off in Oklahoma City. "The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz preliminary tested positive for COVID-19," the NBA said in a statement. "The test result was reported shortly prior of tonight's game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight's game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena. The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic." ESPN reported that the player that tested positive was Jazz star Rudy Gobert.
March 11, 2020
8:36 p.m. The NBA has suspended its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday evening for the coronavirus just before tip off in Oklahoma City. "The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz preliminary tested positive for COVID-19," the NBA said in a statement. "The test result was reported shortly prior of tonight's game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight's game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena. The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic." ESPN reported that the player that tested positive was Jazz star Rudy Gobert.
8:36 p.m. The NBA has suspended its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday evening for the coronavirus just before tip off in Oklahoma City. "The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz preliminary tested positive for COVID-19," the NBA said in a statement. "The test result was reported shortly prior of tonight's game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight's game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena. The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic." ESPN reported that the player that tested positive was Jazz star Rudy Gobert.
March 11, 2020
6: 54 p.m. Tulsa Public Schools announced Wednesday that it will cancel all school-sponsored domestic and international travel. TPS will cancel all school-sponsored domestic travel with a departure date on or before March 30, according to a statement released by officials. TPS also canceled all school-sponsored international travel through the end of April, including all international trips with a departure date on or before Thursday, April 30. Officials say the cancellation applies to all travel, regardless of method and includes out-of-state athletic activities. The statement went on to say that there currently are no TPS students or staff who have confirmed cases of the virus. As an effort to monitor the coronavirus situation, officials say they are working closely with the Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, and Oklahoma State Department of Health. To learn more about the efforts from TPS regarding the coronavirus, click here.
6: 54 p.m. Tulsa Public Schools announced Wednesday that it will cancel all school-sponsored domestic and international travel. TPS will cancel all school-sponsored domestic travel with a departure date on or before March 30, according to a statement released by officials. TPS also canceled all school-sponsored international travel through the end of April, including all international trips with a departure date on or before Thursday, April 30. Officials say the cancellation applies to all travel, regardless of method and includes out-of-state athletic activities. The statement went on to say that there currently are no TPS students or staff who have confirmed cases of the virus. As an effort to monitor the coronavirus situation, officials say they are working closely with the Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, and Oklahoma State Department of Health. To learn more about the efforts from TPS regarding the coronavirus, click here.
March 11, 2020
6: 54 p.m. Tulsa Public Schools announced Wednesday that it will cancel all school-sponsored domestic and international travel. TPS will cancel all school-sponsored domestic travel with a departure date on or before March 30, according to a statement released by officials. TPS also canceled all school-sponsored international travel through the end of April, including all international trips with a departure date on or before Thursday, April 30. Officials say the cancellation applies to all travel, regardless of method and includes out-of-state athletic activities. The statement went on to say that there currently are no TPS students or staff who have confirmed cases of the virus. As an effort to monitor the coronavirus situation, officials say they are working closely with the Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, and Oklahoma State Department of Health. To learn more about the efforts from TPS regarding the coronavirus, click here.
6: 54 p.m. Tulsa Public Schools announced Wednesday that it will cancel all school-sponsored domestic and international travel. TPS will cancel all school-sponsored domestic travel with a departure date on or before March 30, according to a statement released by officials. TPS also canceled all school-sponsored international travel through the end of April, including all international trips with a departure date on or before Thursday, April 30. Officials say the cancellation applies to all travel, regardless of method and includes out-of-state athletic activities. The statement went on to say that there currently are no TPS students or staff who have confirmed cases of the virus. As an effort to monitor the coronavirus situation, officials say they are working closely with the Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, and Oklahoma State Department of Health. To learn more about the efforts from TPS regarding the coronavirus, click here.
March 11, 2020
2:05 p.m. Tulsa Tech officials announced Monday that they were notified that a Health Sciences Center student had contact with Tulsa's first confirmed coronavirus case. The student, who works part-time at an urgent care, was wearing a mask when they came in contact with the patient, who was also wearing a mask, officials say. Officials say the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as well as the Tulsa Health Department, say the "contact was deemed low-risk." Tulsa Tech says per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases with low risk are allowed to go about their daily activities. Tulsa Tech says they have a plan in place to keep extra precaution. Officials say they have cleaning crews performing "additional sanitizing in high touch areas." Officials go on to say, "We take this potential health issue seriously; we are continuing to monitor each campus for outbreaks and are regularly disinfecting schools during and after school hours. In any situation involving disease control, Tulsa Tech will follow the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the CDC, Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department.In the meantime, we continue to stress the importance of frequent hand washing and general best practices for cold and flu season to our students and staff, as has previously been recommended by Tulsa Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)."
2:05 p.m. Tulsa Tech officials announced Monday that they were notified that a Health Sciences Center student had contact with Tulsa's first confirmed coronavirus case. The student, who works part-time at an urgent care, was wearing a mask when they came in contact with the patient, who was also wearing a mask, officials say. Officials say the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as well as the Tulsa Health Department, say the "contact was deemed low-risk." Tulsa Tech says per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases with low risk are allowed to go about their daily activities. Tulsa Tech says they have a plan in place to keep extra precaution. Officials say they have cleaning crews performing "additional sanitizing in high touch areas." Officials go on to say, "We take this potential health issue seriously; we are continuing to monitor each campus for outbreaks and are regularly disinfecting schools during and after school hours. In any situation involving disease control, Tulsa Tech will follow the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the CDC, Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department.In the meantime, we continue to stress the importance of frequent hand washing and general best practices for cold and flu season to our students and staff, as has previously been recommended by Tulsa Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)."
March 11, 2020
2:05 p.m. Tulsa Tech officials announced Monday that they were notified that a Health Sciences Center student had contact with Tulsa's first confirmed coronavirus case. The student, who works part-time at an urgent care, was wearing a mask when they came in contact with the patient, who was also wearing a mask, officials say. Officials say the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as well as the Tulsa Health Department, say the "contact was deemed low-risk." Tulsa Tech says per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases with low risk are allowed to go about their daily activities. Tulsa Tech says they have a plan in place to keep extra precaution. Officials say they have cleaning crews performing "additional sanitizing in high touch areas." Officials go on to say, "We take this potential health issue seriously; we are continuing to monitor each campus for outbreaks and are regularly disinfecting schools during and after school hours. In any situation involving disease control, Tulsa Tech will follow the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the CDC, Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department.In the meantime, we continue to stress the importance of frequent hand washing and general best practices for cold and flu season to our students and staff, as has previously been recommended by Tulsa Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)."
2:05 p.m. Tulsa Tech officials announced Monday that they were notified that a Health Sciences Center student had contact with Tulsa's first confirmed coronavirus case. The student, who works part-time at an urgent care, was wearing a mask when they came in contact with the patient, who was also wearing a mask, officials say. Officials say the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as well as the Tulsa Health Department, say the "contact was deemed low-risk." Tulsa Tech says per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases with low risk are allowed to go about their daily activities. Tulsa Tech says they have a plan in place to keep extra precaution. Officials say they have cleaning crews performing "additional sanitizing in high touch areas." Officials go on to say, "We take this potential health issue seriously; we are continuing to monitor each campus for outbreaks and are regularly disinfecting schools during and after school hours. In any situation involving disease control, Tulsa Tech will follow the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the CDC, Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department.In the meantime, we continue to stress the importance of frequent hand washing and general best practices for cold and flu season to our students and staff, as has previously been recommended by Tulsa Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)."
March 11, 2020
1:42 p.m. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to provide over $6.9 million to the state of Oklahoma to support coronavirus response. Oklahoma is set to receive $6,924,231.00, officials say. "State and local health departments are on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, and we are deeply grateful for their work," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "CDC is distributing this new funding extremely rapidly, as called for by Congress. President Trump, and his entire administration will continue working to ensure state and local jurisdictions have the resources they need to keep Americans safe and healthy." Today, the CDC contacts state officers to award over $560 million to "states, localities, territories and tribes," officials say. "Our state, local, tribal and territorial public health partners are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. The action we are taking today will continue to support their efforts to increase public health capacity where it's needed most," said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. "These funds will allow public health leaders to implement critical steps necessary to contain and mitigate spread of the virus in communities across the country."
1:42 p.m. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to provide over $6.9 million to the state of Oklahoma to support coronavirus response. Oklahoma is set to receive $6,924,231.00, officials say. "State and local health departments are on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, and we are deeply grateful for their work," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "CDC is distributing this new funding extremely rapidly, as called for by Congress. President Trump, and his entire administration will continue working to ensure state and local jurisdictions have the resources they need to keep Americans safe and healthy." Today, the CDC contacts state officers to award over $560 million to "states, localities, territories and tribes," officials say. "Our state, local, tribal and territorial public health partners are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. The action we are taking today will continue to support their efforts to increase public health capacity where it's needed most," said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. "These funds will allow public health leaders to implement critical steps necessary to contain and mitigate spread of the virus in communities across the country."
March 11, 2020
1:42 p.m. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to provide over $6.9 million to the state of Oklahoma to support coronavirus response. Oklahoma is set to receive $6,924,231.00, officials say. "State and local health departments are on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, and we are deeply grateful for their work," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "CDC is distributing this new funding extremely rapidly, as called for by Congress. President Trump, and his entire administration will continue working to ensure state and local jurisdictions have the resources they need to keep Americans safe and healthy." Today, the CDC contacts state officers to award over $560 million to "states, localities, territories and tribes," officials say. "Our state, local, tribal and territorial public health partners are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. The action we are taking today will continue to support their efforts to increase public health capacity where it's needed most," said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. "These funds will allow public health leaders to implement critical steps necessary to contain and mitigate spread of the virus in communities across the country."
1:42 p.m. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to provide over $6.9 million to the state of Oklahoma to support coronavirus response. Oklahoma is set to receive $6,924,231.00, officials say. "State and local health departments are on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, and we are deeply grateful for their work," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "CDC is distributing this new funding extremely rapidly, as called for by Congress. President Trump, and his entire administration will continue working to ensure state and local jurisdictions have the resources they need to keep Americans safe and healthy." Today, the CDC contacts state officers to award over $560 million to "states, localities, territories and tribes," officials say. "Our state, local, tribal and territorial public health partners are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. The action we are taking today will continue to support their efforts to increase public health capacity where it's needed most," said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. "These funds will allow public health leaders to implement critical steps necessary to contain and mitigate spread of the virus in communities across the country."
March 11, 2020
12:42 p.m. Officials with Holland Hall announced Wednesday they are closing school for the rest of the week in an effort to be cautious due to the coronavirus. Officials say they will be closed Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. Officials say that they have been told that "several members of our community have been in contact with a family member of a patient who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We aren’t aware of anyone in the Holland Hall community who is showing symptoms or has tested positive at this time." Officials say the Tulsa Health Department has advised Holland Hall that the risk to anyone is low and there is no need for anyone to self-quarantine. Officials say both Thursday and Friday will not be "remote learning days," instead they are to be treated as an "extension of spring break." Holland Hall officials went on to say, "It behooves us all to be calm and consistent in our communication with students. Again health authorities say the health risk is low and we have made this decision out of an overabundance of caution."
12:42 p.m. Officials with Holland Hall announced Wednesday they are closing school for the rest of the week in an effort to be cautious due to the coronavirus. Officials say they will be closed Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. Officials say that they have been told that "several members of our community have been in contact with a family member of a patient who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We aren’t aware of anyone in the Holland Hall community who is showing symptoms or has tested positive at this time." Officials say the Tulsa Health Department has advised Holland Hall that the risk to anyone is low and there is no need for anyone to self-quarantine. Officials say both Thursday and Friday will not be "remote learning days," instead they are to be treated as an "extension of spring break." Holland Hall officials went on to say, "It behooves us all to be calm and consistent in our communication with students. Again health authorities say the health risk is low and we have made this decision out of an overabundance of caution."
March 11, 2020
12:42 p.m. Officials with Holland Hall announced Wednesday they are closing school for the rest of the week in an effort to be cautious due to the coronavirus. Officials say they will be closed Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. Officials say that they have been told that "several members of our community have been in contact with a family member of a patient who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We aren’t aware of anyone in the Holland Hall community who is showing symptoms or has tested positive at this time." Officials say the Tulsa Health Department has advised Holland Hall that the risk to anyone is low and there is no need for anyone to self-quarantine. Officials say both Thursday and Friday will not be "remote learning days," instead they are to be treated as an "extension of spring break." Holland Hall officials went on to say, "It behooves us all to be calm and consistent in our communication with students. Again health authorities say the health risk is low and we have made this decision out of an overabundance of caution."
12:42 p.m. Officials with Holland Hall announced Wednesday they are closing school for the rest of the week in an effort to be cautious due to the coronavirus. Officials say they will be closed Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. Officials say that they have been told that "several members of our community have been in contact with a family member of a patient who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We aren’t aware of anyone in the Holland Hall community who is showing symptoms or has tested positive at this time." Officials say the Tulsa Health Department has advised Holland Hall that the risk to anyone is low and there is no need for anyone to self-quarantine. Officials say both Thursday and Friday will not be "remote learning days," instead they are to be treated as an "extension of spring break." Holland Hall officials went on to say, "It behooves us all to be calm and consistent in our communication with students. Again health authorities say the health risk is low and we have made this decision out of an overabundance of caution."
March 11, 2020
12:33 p.m. The University of Tulsa's men's tennis match has been canceled, according to TU officials. Officials say as a response to the decision announced on Tuesday, March 10, by the University of Tulsa, TU Athletics has either "canceled or postponed remaining home athletic events scheduled for this week. Wednesday night's match against the Oklahoma Sooners has been postponed, officials say, and a makeup location and date with be announce at a later time.
12:33 p.m. The University of Tulsa's men's tennis match has been canceled, according to TU officials. Officials say as a response to the decision announced on Tuesday, March 10, by the University of Tulsa, TU Athletics has either "canceled or postponed remaining home athletic events scheduled for this week. Wednesday night's match against the Oklahoma Sooners has been postponed, officials say, and a makeup location and date with be announce at a later time.
March 11, 2020
12:33 p.m. The University of Tulsa's men's tennis match has been canceled, according to TU officials. Officials say as a response to the decision announced on Tuesday, March 10, by the University of Tulsa, TU Athletics has either "canceled or postponed remaining home athletic events scheduled for this week. Wednesday night's match against the Oklahoma Sooners has been postponed, officials say, and a makeup location and date with be announce at a later time.
12:33 p.m. The University of Tulsa's men's tennis match has been canceled, according to TU officials. Officials say as a response to the decision announced on Tuesday, March 10, by the University of Tulsa, TU Athletics has either "canceled or postponed remaining home athletic events scheduled for this week. Wednesday night's match against the Oklahoma Sooners has been postponed, officials say, and a makeup location and date with be announce at a later time.
March 11, 2020
11:22 a.m. According to a press release, Jenks Public School officials say there is "no known risk" to employees or students after a consultant leading professional development in the Jenks district was told to stop training and go home by her employer. The consultant recently trained in Tarrytown, New York, officials say, which is located near the government containment zone in Westchester County. Officials say that Tarrytown is not in the containment zone and there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tarrytown. Jenks officials say that the Tulsa Health Department says there is "no known risk" to employees or students because the consultant was not exposed to anyone with COVID-19 and does not have any symptoms and is not sick. Officials say the scheduled training at Jenks Public Schools could proceed. However, the employer of the consultant directed her to cease training and return home. Jenks officials say they will continue to monitor the situation moving forward provide updates.
11:22 a.m. According to a press release, Jenks Public School officials say there is "no known risk" to employees or students after a consultant leading professional development in the Jenks district was told to stop training and go home by her employer. The consultant recently trained in Tarrytown, New York, officials say, which is located near the government containment zone in Westchester County. Officials say that Tarrytown is not in the containment zone and there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tarrytown. Jenks officials say that the Tulsa Health Department says there is "no known risk" to employees or students because the consultant was not exposed to anyone with COVID-19 and does not have any symptoms and is not sick. Officials say the scheduled training at Jenks Public Schools could proceed. However, the employer of the consultant directed her to cease training and return home. Jenks officials say they will continue to monitor the situation moving forward provide updates.
March 11, 2020
11:22 a.m. According to a press release, Jenks Public School officials say there is "no known risk" to employees or students after a consultant leading professional development in the Jenks district was told to stop training and go home by her employer. The consultant recently trained in Tarrytown, New York, officials say, which is located near the government containment zone in Westchester County. Officials say that Tarrytown is not in the containment zone and there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tarrytown. Jenks officials say that the Tulsa Health Department says there is "no known risk" to employees or students because the consultant was not exposed to anyone with COVID-19 and does not have any symptoms and is not sick. Officials say the scheduled training at Jenks Public Schools could proceed. However, the employer of the consultant directed her to cease training and return home. Jenks officials say they will continue to monitor the situation moving forward provide updates.
11:22 a.m. According to a press release, Jenks Public School officials say there is "no known risk" to employees or students after a consultant leading professional development in the Jenks district was told to stop training and go home by her employer. The consultant recently trained in Tarrytown, New York, officials say, which is located near the government containment zone in Westchester County. Officials say that Tarrytown is not in the containment zone and there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tarrytown. Jenks officials say that the Tulsa Health Department says there is "no known risk" to employees or students because the consultant was not exposed to anyone with COVID-19 and does not have any symptoms and is not sick. Officials say the scheduled training at Jenks Public Schools could proceed. However, the employer of the consultant directed her to cease training and return home. Jenks officials say they will continue to monitor the situation moving forward provide updates.
March 10, 2020
10:15 p.m. Mayor G.T. Bynum reassuring Tulsans, saying the city is constantly working to prepare for the coronavirus. Bynum said one of the biggest challenges for the city right now is all of the Tulsans traveling internationally who need to get home. Mayor Bynum said anyone returning to Tulsa from Italy, Japan, China or Iran is being told to go into isolation for 14-days, even if they aren’t showing symptoms. He said it’s important to note that both individuals in Tulsa who are infected, contracted the virus while traveling. Mayor Bynum said the city is doing its best to limit the chances of the virus spreading here in Tulsa. “We’re working with public health officials to make sure that when they do, they’re quarantined in their homes, away from others for that 14-day period of time to make sure that it’s safe for them to be here in Tulsa," he said. The Tulsa Health Department agrees. “Any individual, especially who is considering traveling should be prepared to isolate at home if they are exposed while on their travels," said Leanne Stephens with the Tulsa Health Department. Mayor Bynum said health officials are doing a good job containing the virus to the two individuals and the risk to others is low. “My job as mayor is to worry about things," Bynum said. "And in this case, I think it’s very notable that both of these individuals, they didn’t contract it going around town. They contracted it out of the country on a different trip.” He also said the city is also reviewing its continuity of operations plans to make sure it can continue functioning regardless of what happens with the coronavirus.
10:15 p.m. Mayor G.T. Bynum reassuring Tulsans, saying the city is constantly working to prepare for the coronavirus. Bynum said one of the biggest challenges for the city right now is all of the Tulsans traveling internationally who need to get home. Mayor Bynum said anyone returning to Tulsa from Italy, Japan, China or Iran is being told to go into isolation for 14-days, even if they aren’t showing symptoms. He said it’s important to note that both individuals in Tulsa who are infected, contracted the virus while traveling. Mayor Bynum said the city is doing its best to limit the chances of the virus spreading here in Tulsa. “We’re working with public health officials to make sure that when they do, they’re quarantined in their homes, away from others for that 14-day period of time to make sure that it’s safe for them to be here in Tulsa," he said. The Tulsa Health Department agrees. “Any individual, especially who is considering traveling should be prepared to isolate at home if they are exposed while on their travels," said Leanne Stephens with the Tulsa Health Department. Mayor Bynum said health officials are doing a good job containing the virus to the two individuals and the risk to others is low. “My job as mayor is to worry about things," Bynum said. "And in this case, I think it’s very notable that both of these individuals, they didn’t contract it going around town. They contracted it out of the country on a different trip.” He also said the city is also reviewing its continuity of operations plans to make sure it can continue functioning regardless of what happens with the coronavirus.
March 10, 2020
10:15 p.m. Mayor G.T. Bynum reassuring Tulsans, saying the city is constantly working to prepare for the coronavirus. Bynum said one of the biggest challenges for the city right now is all of the Tulsans traveling internationally who need to get home. Mayor Bynum said anyone returning to Tulsa from Italy, Japan, China or Iran is being told to go into isolation for 14-days, even if they aren’t showing symptoms. He said it’s important to note that both individuals in Tulsa who are infected, contracted the virus while traveling. Mayor Bynum said the city is doing its best to limit the chances of the virus spreading here in Tulsa. “We’re working with public health officials to make sure that when they do, they’re quarantined in their homes, away from others for that 14-day period of time to make sure that it’s safe for them to be here in Tulsa," he said. The Tulsa Health Department agrees. “Any individual, especially who is considering traveling should be prepared to isolate at home if they are exposed while on their travels," said Leanne Stephens with the Tulsa Health Department. Mayor Bynum said health officials are doing a good job containing the virus to the two individuals and the risk to others is low. “My job as mayor is to worry about things," Bynum said. "And in this case, I think it’s very notable that both of these individuals, they didn’t contract it going around town. They contracted it out of the country on a different trip.” He also said the city is also reviewing its continuity of operations plans to make sure it can continue functioning regardless of what happens with the coronavirus.
10:15 p.m. Mayor G.T. Bynum reassuring Tulsans, saying the city is constantly working to prepare for the coronavirus. Bynum said one of the biggest challenges for the city right now is all of the Tulsans traveling internationally who need to get home. Mayor Bynum said anyone returning to Tulsa from Italy, Japan, China or Iran is being told to go into isolation for 14-days, even if they aren’t showing symptoms. He said it’s important to note that both individuals in Tulsa who are infected, contracted the virus while traveling. Mayor Bynum said the city is doing its best to limit the chances of the virus spreading here in Tulsa. “We’re working with public health officials to make sure that when they do, they’re quarantined in their homes, away from others for that 14-day period of time to make sure that it’s safe for them to be here in Tulsa," he said. The Tulsa Health Department agrees. “Any individual, especially who is considering traveling should be prepared to isolate at home if they are exposed while on their travels," said Leanne Stephens with the Tulsa Health Department. Mayor Bynum said health officials are doing a good job containing the virus to the two individuals and the risk to others is low. “My job as mayor is to worry about things," Bynum said. "And in this case, I think it’s very notable that both of these individuals, they didn’t contract it going around town. They contracted it out of the country on a different trip.” He also said the city is also reviewing its continuity of operations plans to make sure it can continue functioning regardless of what happens with the coronavirus.
March 10, 2020
8:04 p.m. On Tuesday, the University of Tulsa announced that one of the confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Tulsa County is a family member of a student. In the wake of these developments, Interim President Janet K. Levitt released a statement saying the university will begin moving towards online instruction, effective Wednesday, March 11. The university's announcement comes after the second positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma. Here is a full statement from the university's website:
8:04 p.m. On Tuesday, the University of Tulsa announced that one of the confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Tulsa County is a family member of a student. In the wake of these developments, Interim President Janet K. Levitt released a statement saying the university will begin moving towards online instruction, effective Wednesday, March 11. The university's announcement comes after the second positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma. Here is a full statement from the university's website:
"The University of Tulsa is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and working with the Tulsa Health Department. As of Tuesday, March 10, two cases of the disease have been confirmed in Tulsa County, one of which is a family member of a student. In light of these developments, TU is implementing its social distancing policy, effective Wednesday, March 11. We believe this decision is in the best interest of our students and employees as we aim to reduce the risk of exposure for all members of our community while continuing to fulfill our educational mission. To facilitate social distancing, all classes will move to virtual instruction beginning Wednesday, March 11. To access virtual instruction, students should go to Harvey or access via the TU portal. Given the likelihood of significant disruptions to life on campus, students who are able are strongly encouraged to go home, access classes online and remain off campus until at least April 5. Students who remain on campus should expect to receive instruction remotely. Campus is not closed, and this decision does not affect or extend spring break, March 16-20. Classes will resume online on March 23.Officials say the university's announcement to move to online learning also includes University School, a program for children from age three through eighth grade." If you would like to learn more about the university's efforts regarding the coronavrus, click here.
8:04 p.m. On Tuesday, the University of Tulsa announced that one of the confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Tulsa County is a family member of a student. In the wake of these developments, Interim President Janet K. Levitt released a statement saying the university will begin moving towards online instruction, effective Wednesday, March 11. The university's announcement comes after the second positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma. Here is a full statement from the university's website:
8:04 p.m. On Tuesday, the University of Tulsa announced that one of the confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Tulsa County is a family member of a student. In the wake of these developments, Interim President Janet K. Levitt released a statement saying the university will begin moving towards online instruction, effective Wednesday, March 11. The university's announcement comes after the second positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma. Here is a full statement from the university's website:
"The University of Tulsa is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and working with the Tulsa Health Department. As of Tuesday, March 10, two cases of the disease have been confirmed in Tulsa County, one of which is a family member of a student. In light of these developments, TU is implementing its social distancing policy, effective Wednesday, March 11. We believe this decision is in the best interest of our students and employees as we aim to reduce the risk of exposure for all members of our community while continuing to fulfill our educational mission. To facilitate social distancing, all classes will move to virtual instruction beginning Wednesday, March 11. To access virtual instruction, students should go to Harvey or access via the TU portal. Given the likelihood of significant disruptions to life on campus, students who are able are strongly encouraged to go home, access classes online and remain off campus until at least April 5. Students who remain on campus should expect to receive instruction remotely. Campus is not closed, and this decision does not affect or extend spring break, March 16-20. Classes will resume online on March 23.Officials say the university's announcement to move to online learning also includes University School, a program for children from age three through eighth grade." If you would like to learn more about the university's efforts regarding the coronavrus, click here.
March 10, 2020
12:10 p.m. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are 11 people "under investigation pending results" for the coronavirus in Oklahoma.This comes after the second case of coronavirus was confirmed in Oklahoma on Tuesday, according to Tulsa Health Department's Facebook page. OSDH's chart, showing the COVID-19, better known as coronavirus, Oklahoma test results, shows that currently there is one "confirmed positive" case and one "presumptive positive" case, both out of Tulsa County, with 15 negative test results and 11 people under investigation pending test results. On Tuesday, the Tulsa Health Department announced the second coronavirus case in Tulsa County as "presumptive positive". The new positive case is a woman in her 20s, officials say, with a history of traveling to Italy. On March 6, during a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case in Oklahoma was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
12:10 p.m. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are 11 people "under investigation pending results" for the coronavirus in Oklahoma.This comes after the second case of coronavirus was confirmed in Oklahoma on Tuesday, according to Tulsa Health Department's Facebook page. OSDH's chart, showing the COVID-19, better known as coronavirus, Oklahoma test results, shows that currently there is one "confirmed positive" case and one "presumptive positive" case, both out of Tulsa County, with 15 negative test results and 11 people under investigation pending test results. On Tuesday, the Tulsa Health Department announced the second coronavirus case in Tulsa County as "presumptive positive". The new positive case is a woman in her 20s, officials say, with a history of traveling to Italy. On March 6, during a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case in Oklahoma was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
March 10, 2020
12:10 p.m. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are 11 people "under investigation pending results" for the coronavirus in Oklahoma.This comes after the second case of coronavirus was confirmed in Oklahoma on Tuesday, according to Tulsa Health Department's Facebook page. OSDH's chart, showing the COVID-19, better known as coronavirus, Oklahoma test results, shows that currently there is one "confirmed positive" case and one "presumptive positive" case, both out of Tulsa County, with 15 negative test results and 11 people under investigation pending test results. On Tuesday, the Tulsa Health Department announced the second coronavirus case in Tulsa County as "presumptive positive". The new positive case is a woman in her 20s, officials say, with a history of traveling to Italy. On March 6, during a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case in Oklahoma was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
12:10 p.m. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are 11 people "under investigation pending results" for the coronavirus in Oklahoma.This comes after the second case of coronavirus was confirmed in Oklahoma on Tuesday, according to Tulsa Health Department's Facebook page. OSDH's chart, showing the COVID-19, better known as coronavirus, Oklahoma test results, shows that currently there is one "confirmed positive" case and one "presumptive positive" case, both out of Tulsa County, with 15 negative test results and 11 people under investigation pending test results. On Tuesday, the Tulsa Health Department announced the second coronavirus case in Tulsa County as "presumptive positive". The new positive case is a woman in her 20s, officials say, with a history of traveling to Italy. On March 6, during a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case in Oklahoma was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
March 10, 2020
11:06 a.m. The second positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma, according to Tulsa Health Department's Facebook page. The test results came back from the Oklahoma State Department of Health's laboratory, officials say, as a "presumptive" positive case of COVID-19, better known as coronavirus. The new positive case is a woman in her 20s, officials say, with a history of traveling to Italy, and is currently in Tulsa County. This comes four days after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Oklahoma by state and local officials. On March 6, during a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Officials say the two Tulsa County cases have no relation to one another. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days, and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. Officials say symptoms of the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
11:06 a.m. The second positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma, according to Tulsa Health Department's Facebook page. The test results came back from the Oklahoma State Department of Health's laboratory, officials say, as a "presumptive" positive case of COVID-19, better known as coronavirus. The new positive case is a woman in her 20s, officials say, with a history of traveling to Italy, and is currently in Tulsa County. This comes four days after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Oklahoma by state and local officials. On March 6, during a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Officials say the two Tulsa County cases have no relation to one another. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days, and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. Officials say symptoms of the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
March 10, 2020
11:06 a.m. The second positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma, according to Tulsa Health Department's Facebook page. The test results came back from the Oklahoma State Department of Health's laboratory, officials say, as a "presumptive" positive case of COVID-19, better known as coronavirus. The new positive case is a woman in her 20s, officials say, with a history of traveling to Italy, and is currently in Tulsa County. This comes four days after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Oklahoma by state and local officials. On March 6, during a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Officials say the two Tulsa County cases have no relation to one another. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days, and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. Officials say symptoms of the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
11:06 a.m. The second positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma, according to Tulsa Health Department's Facebook page. The test results came back from the Oklahoma State Department of Health's laboratory, officials say, as a "presumptive" positive case of COVID-19, better known as coronavirus. The new positive case is a woman in her 20s, officials say, with a history of traveling to Italy, and is currently in Tulsa County. This comes four days after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Oklahoma by state and local officials. On March 6, during a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Officials say the two Tulsa County cases have no relation to one another. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days, and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. Officials say symptoms of the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
March 9, 2020
9:53 p.m. The state of Oklahoma is now testing 10 people for COVID-19, or the coronavirus. The spread of the virus has left many with questions, including how does the test work and will you have to pay for it? A patient has to meet certain criteria for their doctor to recommend getting the test done. It’s a fairly easy test on the patient. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said testing on a patient consists of getting a nasal or oral swab. It is then sent to a lab in Oklahoma City. State Commissioner of Health Gary Cox said they can do up to 300 tests a day and have results in 6 to 8 hours. But many wonder — who will pay for the test? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing free tests at public labs. However, your insurance may require a co-pay for your doctor's visit. Private labs are also starting to be able to test. Health insurance companies across the nation are working to cover costs for patients. Aetna said it will waive co-pays for diagnostic testing. BlueCross and BlueShield said it will not require preauthorization and will not apply co-pays or deductibles for testing. UnitedHealthcare said it will waive co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles for testing. Even with the growing concern over coronavirus, state epidemiologist Laurence Burnsed told 2 Works for You on Friday that 80 percent of people who get the virus have mild symptoms that last for several days. Those symptoms include fever, cough, body aches, shortness of breath and possibly a sore throat. “Those individuals at greater risk are going to include elderly populations," Burnsed said. "So, 60 years of age and older and people with underlying medical conditions increase their risk of illnesses, especially if those affect their heart, their lungs, or their general immune system, that’s going to put them at greater risk of severe illness.” CommunityCare Health did not have any information about coronavirus coverage on their website. A 24-hour hotline refers patients with virus questions to the CDC website. You can find information on other health insurance companies coronavirus coverage here.
9:53 p.m. The state of Oklahoma is now testing 10 people for COVID-19, or the coronavirus. The spread of the virus has left many with questions, including how does the test work and will you have to pay for it? A patient has to meet certain criteria for their doctor to recommend getting the test done. It’s a fairly easy test on the patient. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said testing on a patient consists of getting a nasal or oral swab. It is then sent to a lab in Oklahoma City. State Commissioner of Health Gary Cox said they can do up to 300 tests a day and have results in 6 to 8 hours. But many wonder — who will pay for the test? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing free tests at public labs. However, your insurance may require a co-pay for your doctor's visit. Private labs are also starting to be able to test. Health insurance companies across the nation are working to cover costs for patients. Aetna said it will waive co-pays for diagnostic testing. BlueCross and BlueShield said it will not require preauthorization and will not apply co-pays or deductibles for testing. UnitedHealthcare said it will waive co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles for testing. Even with the growing concern over coronavirus, state epidemiologist Laurence Burnsed told 2 Works for You on Friday that 80 percent of people who get the virus have mild symptoms that last for several days. Those symptoms include fever, cough, body aches, shortness of breath and possibly a sore throat. “Those individuals at greater risk are going to include elderly populations," Burnsed said. "So, 60 years of age and older and people with underlying medical conditions increase their risk of illnesses, especially if those affect their heart, their lungs, or their general immune system, that’s going to put them at greater risk of severe illness.” CommunityCare Health did not have any information about coronavirus coverage on their website. A 24-hour hotline refers patients with virus questions to the CDC website. You can find information on other health insurance companies coronavirus coverage here.
March 9, 2020
9:53 p.m. The state of Oklahoma is now testing 10 people for COVID-19, or the coronavirus. The spread of the virus has left many with questions, including how does the test work and will you have to pay for it? A patient has to meet certain criteria for their doctor to recommend getting the test done. It’s a fairly easy test on the patient. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said testing on a patient consists of getting a nasal or oral swab. It is then sent to a lab in Oklahoma City. State Commissioner of Health Gary Cox said they can do up to 300 tests a day and have results in 6 to 8 hours. But many wonder — who will pay for the test? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing free tests at public labs. However, your insurance may require a co-pay for your doctor's visit. Private labs are also starting to be able to test. Health insurance companies across the nation are working to cover costs for patients. Aetna said it will waive co-pays for diagnostic testing. BlueCross and BlueShield said it will not require preauthorization and will not apply co-pays or deductibles for testing. UnitedHealthcare said it will waive co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles for testing. Even with the growing concern over coronavirus, state epidemiologist Laurence Burnsed told 2 Works for You on Friday that 80 percent of people who get the virus have mild symptoms that last for several days. Those symptoms include fever, cough, body aches, shortness of breath and possibly a sore throat. “Those individuals at greater risk are going to include elderly populations," Burnsed said. "So, 60 years of age and older and people with underlying medical conditions increase their risk of illnesses, especially if those affect their heart, their lungs, or their general immune system, that’s going to put them at greater risk of severe illness.” CommunityCare Health did not have any information about coronavirus coverage on their website. A 24-hour hotline refers patients with virus questions to the CDC website. You can find information on other health insurance companies coronavirus coverage here.
9:53 p.m. The state of Oklahoma is now testing 10 people for COVID-19, or the coronavirus. The spread of the virus has left many with questions, including how does the test work and will you have to pay for it? A patient has to meet certain criteria for their doctor to recommend getting the test done. It’s a fairly easy test on the patient. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said testing on a patient consists of getting a nasal or oral swab. It is then sent to a lab in Oklahoma City. State Commissioner of Health Gary Cox said they can do up to 300 tests a day and have results in 6 to 8 hours. But many wonder — who will pay for the test? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing free tests at public labs. However, your insurance may require a co-pay for your doctor's visit. Private labs are also starting to be able to test. Health insurance companies across the nation are working to cover costs for patients. Aetna said it will waive co-pays for diagnostic testing. BlueCross and BlueShield said it will not require preauthorization and will not apply co-pays or deductibles for testing. UnitedHealthcare said it will waive co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles for testing. Even with the growing concern over coronavirus, state epidemiologist Laurence Burnsed told 2 Works for You on Friday that 80 percent of people who get the virus have mild symptoms that last for several days. Those symptoms include fever, cough, body aches, shortness of breath and possibly a sore throat. “Those individuals at greater risk are going to include elderly populations," Burnsed said. "So, 60 years of age and older and people with underlying medical conditions increase their risk of illnesses, especially if those affect their heart, their lungs, or their general immune system, that’s going to put them at greater risk of severe illness.” CommunityCare Health did not have any information about coronavirus coverage on their website. A 24-hour hotline refers patients with virus questions to the CDC website. You can find information on other health insurance companies coronavirus coverage here.
March 9, 2020
11:57 a.m. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are ten people "under investigation pending results" for the coronavirus in Oklahoma. This comes after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Oklahoma on March 6, according to Oklahoma's Governor Kevin Stitt, and state and local health leaders. During a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Officials say they are working with partners across the state and Tulsa Health Department, and others, to make sure they are monitoring travelers. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. The state of Oklahoma now has the capability to test samples in state with a turn around time for most samples at 24-72 hours. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
11:57 a.m. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are ten people "under investigation pending results" for the coronavirus in Oklahoma. This comes after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Oklahoma on March 6, according to Oklahoma's Governor Kevin Stitt, and state and local health leaders. During a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Officials say they are working with partners across the state and Tulsa Health Department, and others, to make sure they are monitoring travelers. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. The state of Oklahoma now has the capability to test samples in state with a turn around time for most samples at 24-72 hours. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
March 9, 2020
11:57 a.m. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are ten people "under investigation pending results" for the coronavirus in Oklahoma. This comes after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Oklahoma on March 6, according to Oklahoma's Governor Kevin Stitt, and state and local health leaders. During a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Officials say they are working with partners across the state and Tulsa Health Department, and others, to make sure they are monitoring travelers. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. The state of Oklahoma now has the capability to test samples in state with a turn around time for most samples at 24-72 hours. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
11:57 a.m. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there are ten people "under investigation pending results" for the coronavirus in Oklahoma. This comes after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Oklahoma on March 6, according to Oklahoma's Governor Kevin Stitt, and state and local health leaders. During a press conference, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Officials say they are working with partners across the state and Tulsa Health Department, and others, to make sure they are monitoring travelers. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. The state of Oklahoma now has the capability to test samples in state with a turn around time for most samples at 24-72 hours. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations.
March 7, 2020
2:22 p.m. According to a statement released by the Tulsa Health Department, "The Public Health Laboratory at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed persons tested from Tulsa County are negative for COVID-19. The state’s lab began in-state testing Friday and will continue to test as specimens are received from health care providers in the state. Results from future testing will be updated here." The state of Oklahoma now has the capability to test samples in state with a turn around time for most samples at 24-72 hours. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations. Common signs and symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Anyone who has concerns about signs or symptoms should contact their health care provider in advance before arriving at a clinic or hospital.
2:22 p.m. According to a statement released by the Tulsa Health Department, "The Public Health Laboratory at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed persons tested from Tulsa County are negative for COVID-19. The state’s lab began in-state testing Friday and will continue to test as specimens are received from health care providers in the state. Results from future testing will be updated here." The state of Oklahoma now has the capability to test samples in state with a turn around time for most samples at 24-72 hours. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations. Common signs and symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Anyone who has concerns about signs or symptoms should contact their health care provider in advance before arriving at a clinic or hospital.
March 7, 2020
2:22 p.m. According to a statement released by the Tulsa Health Department, "The Public Health Laboratory at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed persons tested from Tulsa County are negative for COVID-19. The state’s lab began in-state testing Friday and will continue to test as specimens are received from health care providers in the state. Results from future testing will be updated here." The state of Oklahoma now has the capability to test samples in state with a turn around time for most samples at 24-72 hours. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations. Common signs and symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Anyone who has concerns about signs or symptoms should contact their health care provider in advance before arriving at a clinic or hospital.
2:22 p.m. According to a statement released by the Tulsa Health Department, "The Public Health Laboratory at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed persons tested from Tulsa County are negative for COVID-19. The state’s lab began in-state testing Friday and will continue to test as specimens are received from health care providers in the state. Results from future testing will be updated here." The state of Oklahoma now has the capability to test samples in state with a turn around time for most samples at 24-72 hours. Public health officials are urging citizens practice common infection control measures like hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when individuals feel sick. The CDC advises against all non-essential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Travelers returning from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days and report any signs and symptoms to a health care provider. All cruise travel to and within Asia should be avoided. If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the Tulsa Health Department 918-582-WELL (9355) or your health care provider for recommendations. Common signs and symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Anyone who has concerns about signs or symptoms should contact their health care provider in advance before arriving at a clinic or hospital.
March 6, 2020
9:29 p.m. Representatives of the tourism department of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce say they’re out thousands of dollars after concerns over the coronavirus caused the City of Austin, Texas to cancel their South by Southwest festival. About eleven curated bands from Tulsa have been participating in this music festival for the past five years. It's a tool the city uses to showcase entertainment available here. Since the event is used to encourage people to travel to Tulsa, the Regional Chamber pays the entrance, venue, food, hotel, and travel fees for the 75 artists who participate. Now, the tourism department says they're out the money they had already paid for the event. "We'll work through how we get some of that money back and what kind of reimbursements we get," Ray Hoyt, the president of the Tulsa Regional Tourism, said. "It's well over $100,000 of investment through our partners and ourselves." While the chamber works to get possible refunds, they do say they are working on an opportunity for the bands to play here in the upcoming weeks. However, they say they are closely watching health advisories to determine when would be the best time.
9:29 p.m. Representatives of the tourism department of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce say they’re out thousands of dollars after concerns over the coronavirus caused the City of Austin, Texas to cancel their South by Southwest festival. About eleven curated bands from Tulsa have been participating in this music festival for the past five years. It's a tool the city uses to showcase entertainment available here. Since the event is used to encourage people to travel to Tulsa, the Regional Chamber pays the entrance, venue, food, hotel, and travel fees for the 75 artists who participate. Now, the tourism department says they're out the money they had already paid for the event. "We'll work through how we get some of that money back and what kind of reimbursements we get," Ray Hoyt, the president of the Tulsa Regional Tourism, said. "It's well over $100,000 of investment through our partners and ourselves." While the chamber works to get possible refunds, they do say they are working on an opportunity for the bands to play here in the upcoming weeks. However, they say they are closely watching health advisories to determine when would be the best time.
March 6, 2020
9:29 p.m. Representatives of the tourism department of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce say they’re out thousands of dollars after concerns over the coronavirus caused the City of Austin, Texas to cancel their South by Southwest festival. About eleven curated bands from Tulsa have been participating in this music festival for the past five years. It's a tool the city uses to showcase entertainment available here. Since the event is used to encourage people to travel to Tulsa, the Regional Chamber pays the entrance, venue, food, hotel, and travel fees for the 75 artists who participate. Now, the tourism department says they're out the money they had already paid for the event. "We'll work through how we get some of that money back and what kind of reimbursements we get," Ray Hoyt, the president of the Tulsa Regional Tourism, said. "It's well over $100,000 of investment through our partners and ourselves." While the chamber works to get possible refunds, they do say they are working on an opportunity for the bands to play here in the upcoming weeks. However, they say they are closely watching health advisories to determine when would be the best time.
9:29 p.m. Representatives of the tourism department of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce say they’re out thousands of dollars after concerns over the coronavirus caused the City of Austin, Texas to cancel their South by Southwest festival. About eleven curated bands from Tulsa have been participating in this music festival for the past five years. It's a tool the city uses to showcase entertainment available here. Since the event is used to encourage people to travel to Tulsa, the Regional Chamber pays the entrance, venue, food, hotel, and travel fees for the 75 artists who participate. Now, the tourism department says they're out the money they had already paid for the event. "We'll work through how we get some of that money back and what kind of reimbursements we get," Ray Hoyt, the president of the Tulsa Regional Tourism, said. "It's well over $100,000 of investment through our partners and ourselves." While the chamber works to get possible refunds, they do say they are working on an opportunity for the bands to play here in the upcoming weeks. However, they say they are closely watching health advisories to determine when would be the best time.
4:09 p.m. The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma, according to Oklahoma's Governor Kevin Stitt, and state and local health leaders. During a press conference on Friday, March 6, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Until now, five cases have tested negative, officials say, with four people under investigation for coronavirus with pending tests. Officials say they are working with partners across the state and Tulsa Health Department, and others, to make sure they are monitoring travelers. As of Friday morning, officials say they have opened the state laboratory and testing as the need arises. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. Officials say symptoms of the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Health officials are advising any travelers returning from China to get screened.
4:09 p.m. The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma, according to Oklahoma's Governor Kevin Stitt, and state and local health leaders. During a press conference on Friday, March 6, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Until now, five cases have tested negative, officials say, with four people under investigation for coronavirus with pending tests. Officials say they are working with partners across the state and Tulsa Health Department, and others, to make sure they are monitoring travelers. As of Friday morning, officials say they have opened the state laboratory and testing as the need arises. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. Officials say symptoms of the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Health officials are advising any travelers returning from China to get screened.
4:09 p.m. The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma, according to Oklahoma's Governor Kevin Stitt, and state and local health leaders. During a press conference on Friday, March 6, officials announced the first confirmed case was in Tulsa County. The individual, a man in his 50s, recently traveled to Italy, officials said. The man arrived in Tulsa on Feb. 23 and became sick on Feb. 29. There is no evidence of community spread and the risk to the public is low, officials said. Until now, five cases have tested negative, officials say, with four people under investigation for coronavirus with pending tests. Officials say they are working with partners across the state and Tulsa Health Department, and others, to make sure they are monitoring travelers. As of Friday morning, officials say they have opened the state laboratory and testing as the need arises. Tulsa Health Department has established a call center that Tulsans can call at 918-582-9355. The center is open through 7 p.m. Officials say symptoms of the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Health officials are advising any travelers returning from China to get screened.

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