COVID-19 Situation Update- Tulsa

User: Brittany Harlow

Published: 7/30/20, 8:18 PM

(TULSA, Okla.) To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 8,633 unique positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 7,127 residents have recovered and 98 have lost their lives. Data and trends are updated at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.

We continue to see increases in new cases compared to the previous week, especially in the under 35 population making up more than half of the Tulsa County cases. THD has noticed these trends for the week of July 19-25:

The age group 5 – 17 makes up a larger portion of cases compared to last week, while infections in those 65+ declines.

Over 30% of all hospitalizations are in those under age 50. The youngest case that has been hospitalized is 1 year old.

Within Tulsa County, 68% of those infected live within the city of Tulsa, 13% live within Broken Arrow, and 5% live in Owasso.

Testing and Locations

We’re excited to announce the Tulsa Health Department now has two accessible locations across Tulsa. We recently moved from Expo Square to offer testing at our North Regional Health & Wellness Center at 56th and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, as well as a South Tulsa location inside a former medical office near 101st & Memorial. These continue to be by appointment only with varying hours to provide greater accessibility.

As a reminder, if you are being tested for COVID-19, it is our recommendation that you should self-isolate while waiting on their test results; especially if you have been exposed or are experiencing COVID-like symptoms. If you were exposed to a known positive case and you test negative, it is still important to stay home for the full duration of your 14-day quarantine as the virus can develop 2-14 days after exposure. Our recommendation is to get tested 5-7 days following a potential exposure or attending a large gathering.

Tulsa Health Department

Tulsa Health Department conducts specimen collection for testing by appointment only. Instructions for services will be provided at the time the appointment is made. Call the Tulsa Health Department at 918-582-9355 to set up an appointment.

NEW South Testing Location
8414 E 101st St. S., Tulsa, OK 74133

North Regional Health and Wellness Center
5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tulsa, OK 74126

Testing in Tulsa County also available at the following locations below.

Hours, eligibility requirements, cost and other details may vary. Please visit the organization's website or contact them directly for more information. For testing statewide, visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

OU-Tulsa
4502 E. 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74135

OU-Tulsa Wayman Tisdale Specialty Health Clinic
591 E. 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74106

OSU Center for Health Sciences
1111 W 17th St, Tulsa, OK 74107

OSU Medicine Healthcare Center
2345 Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74107

Walmart Locations:

2019 E 81st St, Tulsa, OK 74137
2301 W Kenosha St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
207 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa, OK 74112

CVS Locations:

751 West Tucson St, Broken Arrow, OK 74011
2351 N. 9th St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
4107 South Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105
8010 East 51st St, Tulsa, OK 74145

Morton Comprehensive Health Services - Main Health Center
1334 N. Lansing Ave.

THD Helps Your Student Get Back to School Ready

Routine vaccination, especially of infants, should continue. This ensures that our communities remain free of vaccine preventable diseases and that individuals are as healthy as possible.

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the school requirements for child immunizations are unchanged. All children two months of age and older must present an immunization record or file for an exemption before they are allowed to attend child care or school in Oklahoma.

Again, we strongly encourage not to delay routine vaccines for your children and family during the pandemic. We can assure you that Tulsa Health Department and other healthcare providers are following local and CDC guidance to keep you safe if you need in-person care. Clients seeking immunization services at THD are encouraged to call 918-582-9355 to make an appointment.

Also, the immunization clinics get very busy as the first day of school approaches so we are asking families to make an appointment to visit now while there is little to no wait time in the clinics.

The Vital Records office is now able to provide lower convenience fees for online and phone orders and faster service. The Vital Records office located at the Tulsa Health Department James O. Goodwin Health Center has resumed limited in-person services by appointment only. Customers can schedule an appointment by calling 405-271-4040 or visiting tulsa-health.org.

City of Tulsa Update

The City of Tulsa continues to take precautions to protect its employees so they can provide essential services. The City’s non-sworn employee quarantine numbers are down from a week ago. Additionally, at the direction of Chief Michael Baker, Tulsa Fire has also been able to significantly decrease its number of firefighters on quarantine through improved contact tracing and symptom tracking efforts.

City employees continue to report to work under mask, social distancing and temperature check protocols. Virtual meetings are now the norm, and the Tulsa City Council continues to meet virtually. Additionally, many board meetings remain virtual.

Donations Accepted

Corporate, industrial or medical partners wishing to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may email covid19donations@cityoftulsa.org. At this time, we are unable to accept donations from private households or individuals due to quality control issues and potential contamination. Items collected will be distributed to the Regional Medical Response System.

Hotline Hours

Anyone with questions, concerns or seeking COVID-19 testing can call 918-582-9355 during normal business hours to speak with a public health professional. 211 is a community resource for questions outside of normal business hours.

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