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Tulsa officials warn of Labor Day gatherings due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 15:29:33-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa officials do not recommend gatherings during Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a City of Tulsa press release, officials encourage Tulsa County residents planning to go to any gatherings during the holiday weekend to practice safety precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials are asking anyone who attends a large group events to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days and to get tested 5-7 days from the event.

Health officials said one percent of Tulsa County residents tested positive for the virus as of July 23. By Aug. 30, more than two percent of the county's residents had tested positive for COVID-19.

Tulsans can continue to protect themselves and those most vulnerable by following the three "W's":

  • Wear a mask when you are around anyone who does not reside in your home
  • Wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily accessible
  • Watch your distance and stay 6 feet away from others

The Tulsa Health Department saw a 4.36 percent decrease of coronavirus cases for the week of Aug. 23-29. Officials said they also saw a "remarkable decrease in hospital admissions, which decreased by 32 percent compared to the previous week."

Each week the health department updated the heat map cases for the county. CLICK HERE for the Aug. 23-29 Tulsa County coronavirus heat map.

Tulsa County has confirmed 13,742 positive COVID-19 cases, of those12,102 residents have recovered and 136 have died.

CLICK HERE for up-to-date information on the coronavirus in Oklahoma.

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