Coronavirus confirmed in Tulsa

Collaborator: City of Tulsa
Published: 03/06/2020, 5:00 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) Oklahoma's first case of Coronavirus has been confirmed. Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum released the following update on the situation Friday: “Today we learned that a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Tulsa. It is a man who recently traveled to Italy. He is quarantined in his home. There is no evidence of community spread at this time. At the City of Tulsa, we have long-standing continuity plans in place. Our work does not stop, and our first responders are prepared. Air travel at Tulsa International Airport is not impacted. We will continue to monitor this situation, and take it day by day. I am grateful for the close collaboration we have received from Governor Stitt’s Office, the Oklahoma Department of Health, and the Tulsa Health Department. The most important thing for all of us to do in a circumstance like this is to focus on what we can control: preventing infection - not just for COVID-19, but for any number of respiratory viruses. We should avoid contact with sick individuals. We should wash our hands frequently. We should refrain from shaking hands (I’m using an elbow tap to greet people). If we’re sick, we should stay home. Don’t tough it out and make others sick. We knew it was a matter of when COVID-19 would arrive in Tulsa, not if it would. It is here now. We will continue to monitor this situation with our partners. I would ask that everyone please keep in your thoughts our fellow Tulsan as as he recovers from this virus.” Information will be posted as it becomes available on the Tulsa Health Department website:


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