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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 cases, locations across the state

Posted: 11:57 AM, Mar 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-04-01 00:12:07-04
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Oklahoma's number of possible Coronavirus cases are being monitored by state and local health officials.

Oklahoma Coronavirus Facts to Know:
Death Toll: 23
Positive Cases: 565 (In-State)
Positive Cases: 2 (Out-Of-State)
Negative Test Results: 1229
Hospitalizations: 177

Below, we're updating this blog with the latest information regarding COVID-19, better known as coronavirus, in Oklahoma:

LATEST UPDATES:

March 31, 2020
10:30 p.m.
Saint Francis Health System announced Tuesday that it will perform COVID-19 testing in-house. Instead of sending test specimens to out-of-state commercial labs for processing, officials say they will be processed in the Saint Francis Laboratory and can expect result within 24 hours. “Initially, our in-house testing capabilities were limited. Like most hospitals, we didn’t have enough kits. The Saint Francis Center for Genetic Testing was able to manually process about 75 tests a day—these tests were being used for critical inpatients and emergency department patients,” said Doug Williams, senior vice president and administrator of Saint Francis Hospital. “Now, we have the ability to serve our patient population in a way that is congruent with how most of our testing is done.” If you would like to learn more information about Saint Francis Health System, click here.

March 31, 2020
8:19 p.m.
Broken Arrow announced Tuesday it has issued a shelter in place order for all residents, effective April 1 through April 30.

March 31, 2020
7:08 p.m.
Bixby Mayor Brian Guthrie issued a shelter at home order Tuesday as an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Guthrie said, "Today, I signed an Executive Order with provisions pertaining to all ages for the City of Bixby. This is a Shelter at Home Order that is meant to save lives in our community! If you are an employer listed as an essential business please take all precautions to protect your employees and your patrons by maintaining at least 6’ of distance and sanitizing to whatever extent possible. If you need to leave your home for an essential item, please consider the necessity before taking the entire family to do so. We do not expect the peak of this virus to reach our a City for another couple of weeks and the situation will only progress in the meantime. Please do what you can to prevent the spread of this virus in our community. Also, please keep an eye out for our elderly and those who need an extra hand during this time. This is a temporary situation that will pass. Lives will be disrupted as well as businesses. There will also be good things that come out of this as well. We will take this situation day by day at this time and adapt as we must."

March 31, 2020
3:21 p.m.

Tulsa Transit announced today that starting tomorrow, April 1, they will be temporarily offering free fares to all passengers system-wide. Officials say this will include fixed route, nightline, Sunsay and Lift services. Officials say the free fares will last through the month "pending social distancing compliance." Officials say, "The implementation of free fare is another way to ensure the safety of riders and employees. The continuation of this measure will depend upon the feasibility of riders respecting COVID-19 rules already in place such as the limitation of passengers per bus and keeping three to six feet of distance from others." “Tulsa Transit realizes that many in the community rely on our services but we ask that trips be used for essential trips to work, medical appointments or the grocery store,” said Ted Rieck, Tulsa Transit General Manager.
For more information, click here.

March 31, 2020
11:08 a.m.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced there are now 565 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. Officials say there are six new deaths, including three in Oklahoma County (a man and woman in the 50-64 age group), one in Canadian County (a man older than 65), one in Muskogee County (a man older than 65) and one in Wagoner County (a man older than 65). Officials say this makes the total coronavirus related deaths in the state, 23. There are currently 1, 229 negative test results, officials say. In Tulsa County, officials say there are 83 positive cases of coronavirus.

March 30, 2020
1:32 p.m.

Officials with the City of Stillwater announced they have issued a "shelter in place" order that will begin today at 11:59 p.m. Officials say this order "requires residents to stay home and only leave for essential activities or business." Also, officials say that park equipment will be closed, while there will be restricted access to the Stillwater Municipal Building. “The City is going all-in to fight the spread of this virus,” City Manager Norman McNickle said. “This order enables us to enforce the notion that residents should be staying at home and stress the importance of a community effort to stop the spread of this virus.” For more information on the City of Stillwater's "shelter in place" order, click here.

March 30, 2020
1:00 p.m.

Tulsa County Parks officials announced today that the LaFortune Park Golf Course has been temporarily closed starting Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Also, officials say the South Lakes Golf Course in Jenks will be closed temporarily starting Monday, March 30 at 8 p.m.

March 30, 2020
11:49 a.m.

On March 28, American Airlines officials were notified that one team member at their Tulsa Maintenance Base tested positive for coronavirus. In a letter from American Airlines, officials asked team members to notify their Pandemic Response Team should they been in close contact with the team member. The AA official went on to say "your safety and health are our first priority, and we are comitted to supporting everyone through this difficult time."

March 30, 2020
11:02 a.m.

The number of positive coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has climbed to 481 with one new death in Cleveland County, says OSDH. Officials say the new death in Cleveland County is a man in the 50-64 age group. OSDH says there are now 65 confirmed cases in Tulsa County.

March 30, 2020
10:08 a.m.

Officials with Wyandotte Nation says they have decided to keep their casinos closed through April. Below is the official press release from Wyandotte Nation:

The Wyandotte Nation will keep both the River Bend Casino & Hotel and the Lucky Turtle Casino closed through April, the Tribe announced today. “The health and safety of our citizens, employees, and our guests continues to be of utmost importance to us,” Chief Billy Friend said. "We are committed to following the recommendations released by federal health officials to ensure we are protecting the public." The Tribe’s Emergency Response Team will continue to meet on a weekly basis to re-evaluate the situation and determine plans going forward. The Tribe will post updates to their website based upon the best available information and through social media as they occur. "Unfortunately, we don't know when it will be safe for operations to resume, but with the support of federal and tribal health experts, we are working to determine our next best steps," Chief Friend said.

March 29,2020

Oklahoma State University has confirmed an OSU-Stillwater student has tested positive for COVID19.

Officials are working with the student to follow strict self-quarantine protocol set by the CDC and local health care providers.

March 29, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt has issued a sixth amendment to Executive Order 2020-07; requiring travelers from six states to self-quarantine for 14 days, requiring delivery personnel to submit to screenings upon request at hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities and daycares, and protecting health care workers and their families from discrimination in housing or childcare.

March 28, 2020

All Jenks Public School playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, tracks, and other facilities are CLOSED until further notice.

JPS is committed to following the “Shelter in Place” order from the City of Tulsa and guidance from state and local to combat the spread of (COVID-19). Thank you!

March 28, 2020
Mayor Bynum issues "Safer at Home" order for all Tulsans beginning Sat., March 28 at 11:59 p.m. through April 16 to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Earlier this week, the State of Oklahoma issued a Safer at Home Order statewide for those 65 years or older and individuals with underlying medical conditions. Mayor Bynum’s order includes all Tulsans regardless of age.

March 27, 2020
6:34 p.m.
The 2020 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN Tulsa has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials made the announcement Friday evening on social media. In a Facebook caption, officials say they are working on all potential options and athletes that are registered for the race will receive an email in the coming days with further details.

March 27, 2020
1:26 p.m.
Officials with Tulsa Animal Welfare announced that beginning today they will not be accepting any more walk-in visits during the coronavirus pandemic. Adoptions will now be by appointment only, officials say. If anyone is interested in making an adoption appointment, they can call 918-596-8001. When it comes to intakes, call TAW's Pet Diversion Specialist at 918-596-7387 to make an appointment before coming to Tulsa Animal Welfare, officials say. However, officials say if an animal is found in medical distress or injured, the animal may be brought to TAW immediately.

March 27, 2020
12:24 p.m.
Tulsa County Park Department has announced that all outdoor basketball, tennis and pickle ball courts are to close to the public today "until further notice." The parks that will be affect are: LaFortune Park, Haikey Creek Park, Chandler Park and O’Brien Park. Trails and green spaces are open at all county parks. Officials say this is a the direction of the Tulsa County Commissioners to better reinforce social distancing and reduce large public gatherings.

“Our golf courses at South Lakes and LaFortune Park will remain open,” Tulsa County Parks Director Vince Trinidad said. “Please follow the CDC guidelines of social distancing and avoiding gatherings of 10 or more. We are working daily so that our Parks system will provide a benefit, as we all do our part to stay healthy.”

March 27, 2020
11:51 a.m.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is warning out-of-work employees to file a wage claim with only Oklahoma's official site. Officials say, “Individuals laid off due to COVID-19 closures are being asked for both payment and processing information when filing a claim on fraudulent unemployment compensation sites,” said OESC Executive Director Robin Roberson. “The only secure way to file for benefits in Oklahoma is through the official OESC website.” Officials say if a telemarketer or website claims they are able to help you file for unemployment for a fee, asking for a bank account or credit card number, to report the site or phone number to the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of Attorney General. “We understand there are many fraudulent sites out there seeking to take advantage of people out of work through no fault of their own,” Roberson said. “We received a record number of first-time claims last week and they’re being processed at no charge to the claimant.” To file for unemployment claims securely through the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, click here.

March 27, 2020
11:20 a.m.
Officials with the Muskogee Police Department say that one of their officers has tested positive for the coronavirus. Officials say they received notice from the Muskogee Country Health Department on March 26. Officials say, "The officer became ill with flu like symptoms last weekend and immediately self-quarantined at home where they have remained since that time. The officer is doing better and seems to be on the recovery side of the illness." Muskogee Police Department says they already had plans in place for this exact scenario. The deparment found there were four other officers that came into contact with this officer and those four are now isolated at home for 14 days as a result. Officials say, "Based on the anticipated spread of COVID-19, new procedures were already in place. We want to assure our community and our employees that we have taken and are taking every precaution we can in accordance with the guidelines of the state health department and the CDC. We continually monitor new guidelines and are adjusting procedures as necessary. The affected officer will be back to work after they have been symptom free for 72 hours without any medication. The four quarantined officers, if they remain unaffected and symptom free, will return to duty following their 14 day isolation."

March 27, 2020
11:15 a.m.
The number of positive coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has climbed to 322 with one new death, says OSDH.

March 27, 2020
8:43 a.m.
Earlier this week, Governor Kevin Stitt postponed all minor medical procedures and elective surgeries until April 7 through his Executive Order 2020. Today, Gov. Sitt clarified that any type of abortion service, that is not a medical emergency "as defined in 63 O.S. § 1-738.1 or otherwise necessary to prevent serious health risks to the unborn child’s mother are included in that Executive Order." Gov. Stitt also clarified this includes routine dental, ophthalmological and dermatological procedures, and "most scheduled healthcare procedures such as orthopedic surgeries." The demands for hospital beds and the shortage of personal protective equipment have been increased due to the COVID-19 virus. “We must ensure that our health care professionals, first responders and medical facilities have all of the resources they need to combat COVID-19,” said Gov. Stitt. “I am committed to doing whatever necessary to protect those who are on the front lines fighting against this virus.”

March 26, 2020
9:10 p.m.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation announced Thursday it's extending the temporary closure of all nine Muscogee (Creek) Nation casinos, including River Spirit Casino Resort, until April 15.

March 26, 2020
5:26 p.m.
The City of Broken Arrow announced Thursday it will close most of the facilities at city-owned parks, effective at 8 a.m., Friday, March 27. Officials say the facilities shutting down include, playgrounds, swing sets, shelters, sports courts, Nienhuis Skate Park, Rose West Dog Park, park restrooms and drinking fountains. As long as visitors follow guidelines from the Tulsa County Health Department, officials say city park open spaces, trails, the disc golf course at Nienhuis Park and golf courses will remain open. Find more information about the City of Broken Arrow's efforts regarding COVID-19, click here.

March 26, 2020
5:04 p.m
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College announced Thursday it's moving classes online for the remainder of the spring semester. In addition, officials say NEO will cancel its spring commencement.

March 26, 2020
3:53 p.m.
As an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Tulsa County Parks announced Thursday it will be closing all playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment effective Friday March 27. However, parks and trails will remain open. Officials say signs and barriers will be placed around structures at Haikey Creek Park, LaFortune Park, Chandler Park, O’Brien Park, Triangle Park, and Mack Taylor Park. “We encourage the public to go outside and enjoy our trails and green spaces,” Tulsa County Parks Director Vince Trinidad said. “Please follow the CDC guidelines of social distancing and avoiding gatherings of 10 or more. We are working daily so that our Parks system will provide a benefit, as we all do our part to stay healthy.” Officials say all Tulsa County Departments are following guidelines by the Tulsa Health Department and Centers for Disease Control.

March 26, 2020
All City of Tulsa playgrounds, dog parks and sport courts will close today, says Mayor Bynum.

March 26, 2020
11:13 a.m.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health say there are now 248 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, with an additional two deaths in Cleveland County, making the total deaths in the state, seven.

March 26, 2020
9:55 a.m.
According to the Tinker Air Force Base Facebook page, officials announced that there are currently three confirmed cases of coronavirus at Tinker Air Force Base. Officials say they have moved to Health Protection Condition Charlie in response to COVID-19. The three case locations were the 38th Cyber Engineering Installation Group, the 552d Air Control Wing, and the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group, officials say. At this time, officials say they are working to track the members' recent movements and contacts.

March 26, 2020
9:10 a.m.

Love's announced yesterday that it's location in Nowata, Okla. is temporarily closed due to a team member testing positive for coronavirus. Officials say this is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the company. "The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority, and we have hired a professional cleaning team to disinfect the store during the closure. Additionally, we have directed other employees who were in close contact with the team member to contact their healthcare provider and to self-quarantine for 14 days or until cleared. We will continue to support our team member during this time. We will notify the public when this location reopens. Currently, all other Love's locations are open to customers," officials say. "At all of our locations, we've implemented numerous measures, including vigorous and frequent cleaning/disinfecting protocols. We have also taken proactive steps to help limit exposure and spreading of the virus by changing our food and beverage options and by practicing social distancing with each other and our customers." For more information or for updates, click here.

MARCH 26, 2020
8:18 a.m.

Officials with Tulsa Transit announced that starting March 30, Tulsa transit will update its rules for Tulsa Transit riders to incorporate CDC and WHO coronavirus guidelines. These changes will include moving all daytime fixed routes to Saturday service level pick-up frequency.

Officials with Tulsa Transit announced today starting March 30, the below service rules are required, until further notice, when using Tulsa Transit:

Saturday Level Service

· Monday through Friday fixed route service will have a 60 min frequency

· Nightline and Sunday service will not be affected

Other Route Changes

· Route 508 will operate Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

· Routes 902 and 909 will combine, offering one morning trip and one night trip for express.

Give Each Other Space

· Maintain at least three feet between yourself and the next person at all times.

· Vehicle capacity is limited to eight to 12 passengers at driver discretion.

· Vehicles already at capacity may not stop until an onboard stop is required.

When Riding

· Always have fare ready before boarding.

· Be prepared to take a seat immediately.

· Exit the bus through the rear door.

· ADA rules regarding mobility device securement are in effect.

March 25, 2020
10:30 p.m.
Governor Stitt declared Thursday, March 26 a "Statewide Day of Prayer" for all Oklahomans who have been impacted by the coronavirus. The governor is calling all faith leaders in the state to come together in unity for an inspiring event of prayer and worship, called, "Let Hope Rise: Together in Prayer for Oklahoma." This special event will take place tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. The powerful gathering will be airing live on 2 Works for You.

March 25, 2020
10:09 p.m.
A member of Governor Kevin Stitt's cabinet tested positive for COVID-19, according to Baylee Lakey, the governor's communications director. Lakey told 2 Works for You Ostrowe has not had physical contact with Gov. Stitt in more than two weeks. So far, Stitt has not been tested for COVID-19. The Health Department is now investigating who may have recently come into contact with Ostrowe. Lakey said Ostrowe is recovering at home and is following CDC quarantine procedures.

March 25, 2020
2:37 p.m.
The State Board of Education announced Wednesday it unanimously approved a distance learning plan for the rest of the school year. Officials say districts will be expected to provide distance learning by April 6.

March 25, 2020
2:20 p.m.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced today that schools, telemedicine facilities and libraries are eligible to increase bandwidth at no additional cost. Officials say schools, telemedicine facilties and libraries are eligible for the Oklahoma Universal Fund to "pay for broadband service and increase their speed at no additional cost to them under action taken this week by the OUSF administrator at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission." Officials say this is in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Officials say, "distance education and use of telemedicine to handle more patients are examples of programs that may need the increased broadband service."

March 25, 2020
2:14 p.m.
The Superintendent of Jenks Public Schools Dr. Stacey Butterfield issued the below statement of the State Board of Education's action taken today to close all public schools in Oklahoma for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

“These decisions to close our schools and transition to a distance learning plan for the remainder of the school year are not taken lightly. We understand these closures create challenges for our students and families, as well as our employees. However, the health and safety of our students and staff members must be the top priority as we all do our part to stop the spread of coronavirus in our community. I have the utmost confidence in our teachers and administrators to implement an effective distance learning plan which will not only provide instruction, but flexibility for our students and families during this uncertain time. I am grateful for the hard work and diligence of the State Department of Education and the State Board to provide districts with guidance on a variety of topics. This is completely new territory for all of us, and we will continue to communicate with our employees and families. Our Trojan family remains strong, and I look forward to the day we can open the doors of our schools and gather together.” – Dr. Stacey Butterfield, Superintendent of Jenks Public Schools

March 25, 2020
11:30 a.m.

The number of positive coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has climbed to 164 with two new deaths, with 27 cases in Tulsa County says OSDH.

March 25, 2020
10:40 p.m.

The State Board of Education approves plan to close school buildings for the remainder of the school year. “Oklahoma has tremendous educators – strong, dedicated, tenacious and smart. We have faith and confidence that our districts and teachers are committed to creative and innovative ways to continue learning for their students, and they will rise to this challenge,” said State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister. “Distance Learning Plans will look different from district to district. Many districts have used online tools for some time and will be able to hit the ground running. Others have little connectivity and communities with little or no access to computer technology. I know the hard-working educators in our districts will pull together to make this adjustment to benefit all learners.”

March 25, 2020
10:17 a.m.

Oklahoma State Rep. Jason Lowe has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) earlier this week, according to a press release.

Officials say he is is recovering and doing well after experiencing symptoms several days ago. His symptoms were described as including a fever, chills, body aches and exhaustion, officials say.

Immediately, Lowe quarantined at home after contacting his primary physician, officials say. Lowe is currently not showing any symptoms but will continue to self-isolate as a means to not pose a risk to others.

“I am extremely grateful for the care that I received, and I have a new appreciation for what thousands of Oklahoma health care workers are dealing with right now,” Lowe said. “I encourage us all to support those in our communities who put their lives on the line for the citizens of the great state of Oklahoma. Let’s lift these selfless professionals up in prayer and support during this crisis.”

“It is of vital importance that we all stay home to help flatten the curve swiftly and effectively,” Lowe said. “I am encouraged that we will get through this together. Thank you for your continued support and prayers.”

March 25, 2020
10:03 a.m.

The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless announced, starting immediately, they will limit the number of clients in the building to "up to 150". Officials say this prioritizes the most vulnerable and those that stay overnight for shelter services. Officials say the steps are to protect staff, clients and the community. “We have to do what is best to protect the most vulnerable among our clients during this pandemic,” said Executive Director Mack Haltom. “The only way to accomplish that is to limit the number of people in our shelter so we can implement the recommended social distancing.”
Officials say, "daytime access will be limited to those clients who stay in the night shelter and those who have appointments with the Day Center Clinic for health services. The Day Center will continue to feed breakfast and dinner to those clients, while also informing clients of meals available at other shelters and feeding sites. "

9:04 a.m.
9:04 a.m.
Officials with Tulsa Transit announced today starting March 30, the below service rules are required, until further notice, when using Tulsa Transit:
Officials with Tulsa Transit announced today starting March 30, the below service rules are required, until further notice, when using Tulsa Transit:

  • SATURDAY LEVEL SERVICE
    • Monday through Friday fixed route service will have a 60 min frequency
    • Nightline and Sunday service will not be affected
    • Route 508 will operate Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
    • 902 and 909 will combine, one morning trip and one night trip for express
  • GIVE EACH OTHER SPACE
    • Maintain at least 3-feet between yourself and the next person at all times.
    • Vehicle capacity is limited to 8-12 passengers by driver discretion.
    • Vehicles already at capacity may not stop until an onboard stop is requested.
  • WHEN RIDING
    • Always have fare ready before boarding.
    • Be prepared to take a seat immediately.
    • Exit the bus through the rear door.
    • ADA rules regarding mobility device securement are in effect.
  • REQUESTING ASSISTANCE
    • Only approach the operator after others have boarded.
    • Do not cross the yellow line.

March 24, 2020
5 p.m.
5 p.m.

Oklahoma State Senator Paul Rosino is recovering and doing well after testing positive for COVID-19. The senator was tested for the virus on March 16 and received his results Tuesday, March 24.
In a Facebook post Rosino said, "On Sunday March 15 I started not to feel well and that continued into Monday, I immediately on Sunday began to follow the CDC, Health Department, and other Public Health officials guidelines to self quarantine. I called the Health Dept Monday, they suggested I call my personal physician. I called Senate leadership on Monday the 16th and informed them I wasn’t feeling well and would not be at the Capitol." Rosino was not present at the Senate last week, nor was he among the senators or Senate personnel who underwent testing on Tuesday, March 17, after a Senate staffer tested positive for COVID-19. Rosino say he will continue to work from home. “I want to thank everyone who has reached out to inquire about me. I am doing well and feel much better. I’m glad I followed the health professionals’ advice to the tee. That’s what we all need to do now: stay home if we feel sick, isolate and seek care from a doctor. Doing that, we can all be well, let the health care heroes focus on the critically ill, and do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Rosino, R-Oklahoma City.
In a Facebook post Rosino said, "On Sunday March 15 I started not to feel well and that continued into Monday, I immediately on Sunday began to follow the CDC, Health Department, and other Public Health officials guidelines to self quarantine. I called the Health Dept Monday, they suggested I call my personal physician. I called Senate leadership on Monday the 16th and informed them I wasn’t feeling well and would not be at the Capitol." Rosino was not present at the Senate last week, nor was he among the senators or Senate personnel who underwent testing on Tuesday, March 17, after a Senate staffer tested positive for COVID-19. Rosino say he will continue to work from home. “I want to thank everyone who has reached out to inquire about me. I am doing well and feel much better. I’m glad I followed the health professionals’ advice to the tee. That’s what we all need to do now: stay home if we feel sick, isolate and seek care from a doctor. Doing that, we can all be well, let the health care heroes focus on the critically ill, and do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Rosino, R-Oklahoma City.
March 24, 2020
2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
Gov. Stitt issues a safer-at-home order until April 30. Effective at midnight tonight, a restriction of any gatherings of 10 or more will take place across the whole state. All nonessential businesses must close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday and remain close for 21 days, Gov. Stitt says. He encouraged restaurants to stay open for delivery and/or curbside pick-up.
Gov. Stitt issues a safer-at-home order until April 30. Effective at midnight tonight, a restriction of any gatherings of 10 or more will take place across the whole state. All nonessential businesses must close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday and remain close for 21 days, Gov. Stitt says. He encouraged restaurants to stay open for delivery and/or curbside pick-up.
March 24, 2020
12:36 p.m.
12:36 p.m.
Attorney General Mike Hunter has issued a consumer alert today after receiving reports of people attempting to sell at-home tests for COVID-19. Attorney General Hunter says that Oklahomans need to be on "high alert" for people attempting to sell or administer coronavirus home-testing kis. “There are currently no credible test kits on the market for the Coronavirus that someone can administer in their home,” Attorney General Hunter said. “Additionally, no health care provider, or other individual credentialed to administer tests for the virus, will call and offer to test people at random. Oklahomans need to be on notice that this fraud is happening in our state, and it will likely become even more prevalent in the coming days. Never purchase these tests, and report the individuals trying to sell them to my office or a local law enforcement authority.”
Attorney General Mike Hunter has issued a consumer alert today after receiving reports of people attempting to sell at-home tests for COVID-19. Attorney General Hunter says that Oklahomans need to be on "high alert" for people attempting to sell or administer coronavirus home-testing kis. “There are currently no credible test kits on the market for the Coronavirus that someone can administer in their home,” Attorney General Hunter said. “Additionally, no health care provider, or other individual credentialed to administer tests for the virus, will call and offer to test people at random. Oklahomans need to be on notice that this fraud is happening in our state, and it will likely become even more prevalent in the coming days. Never purchase these tests, and report the individuals trying to sell them to my office or a local law enforcement authority.”
March 24, 2020
11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced the third coronavirus death in the state today. A woman in her 60s from Cleveland County has died from COVID-19, officials say. There are currently 106 positive coronavirus cases in Oklahoma, with 753 negative test results and 25 hospitalizations. OSDH officials say that Governor Kevin Stitt will hold a press conference later today regarding the "state's actions to combat COVID-19." The details of when the press conference will take place have not been released.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced the third coronavirus death in the state today. A woman in her 60s from Cleveland County has died from COVID-19, officials say. There are currently 106 positive coronavirus cases in Oklahoma, with 753 negative test results and 25 hospitalizations. OSDH officials say that Governor Kevin Stitt will hold a press conference later today regarding the "state's actions to combat COVID-19." The details of when the press conference will take place have not been released.
March 24, 2020
9:55 a.m.
9:55 a.m.
Officials with the Tulsa Health Department announced the Collinsville Health Center and Sand Springs Health Center will be temporarily closed starting March 26. Existing appointments will be transferred to the James O. Goodwin Health Center, North Regional Health and Wellness Center and Central Regional Health Center, officials say. The employess working at Collinsville Health Center and Sand Springs Health Center will be redeployed to other clinic locations, officials say. Also, THD officials say the adult health screenings will be suspended, including Take Charge.
Officials with the Tulsa Health Department announced the Collinsville Health Center and Sand Springs Health Center will be temporarily closed starting March 26. Existing appointments will be transferred to the James O. Goodwin Health Center, North Regional Health and Wellness Center and Central Regional Health Center, officials say. The employess working at Collinsville Health Center and Sand Springs Health Center will be redeployed to other clinic locations, officials say. Also, THD officials say the adult health screenings will be suspended, including Take Charge.
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