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Dr. Dart: Tulsa hospitalizations continue to trend downward

Posted at 7:44 AM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 14:34:03-04

TULSA — Officials with the Tulsa Health Department, City and County will host their weekly coronavirus news conference.

Dr. Dart with the Tulsa Health Department said Tulsa had a large increase of COVID-19 cases today, which includes a staff and patients at a longterm care facility.

All data is posted on the here on the Tulsa Health Department's website.

Information for businesses reopening in the community is on the site in both Spanish and English.

The Tulsa Health Department is working with school superintendents about next year's school year.

We are happy we're seeing a downward trend but we are not back to normal.
Dr. Dart, Tulsa Health Department

Testing and tracing will take place over the Memorial Day holiday.

Mayor G.T. Bynum started by reflecting on the May 2019 historic floods.

One year ago today, that I was out in the morning, serveing damage in north Tulsa from a tornado and got a call that I needed to come to the Emergency Operations Center because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was going to announce that they were going to start releasing water from Keystone Dam.
Mayor G.T. Bynum

Bynum reflected on the year that Green Country experienced since the floods of May 2019.

Tulsa still has a long way to go for our local economy to heal, Bynum stated.

Bynum said his family focuses on spending every dime on local business and encouraged fellow Tulsans to try and do the same with the dollars they spend.

Halfway through Phase 2 of reopening Oklahoma, Gov. Stitt will make any Phase 3 announcements.

SEE MORE: Oklahoma State Department of Health's Coronavirus Information and Resources

June 1st is the date for all City employees who are able to return to work, instead of working remotely. Vulnerable individuals will have an exception and will continue to work remotely.

Bynum ended by thanking Tulsans for handling everything so well.

Karen Keith began by thanking everyone for wearing their masks and having fun with them.

Keith said that City pools are staying closed, however, some splash pads will be opening for the summer.

Officials are working on a plan for camps for the summer in the Tulsa area.

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