March 25 COVID-19 update
To date, there have been 27 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County and 3 positive cases in Wagoner County, with one death and one recovered patient- community spread is confirmed in Tulsa County.
Safer At Home Order issued by Governor
Yesterday, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt issued a Safer at Home Order that extends to all 77 counties for vulnerable populations to stay at home through April 30. This order applies to the City of Broken Arrow, and, at this time, no further safer at home orders or clarifications have been issued locally.
Following the Governor’s order, effective at midnight tonight, no gatherings of 10 or more people are permitted in Oklahoma.
Per the Governor’s order, in Tulsa and Wagoner Counties, all non-essential businesses must close operations by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. These include massage parlors, tattoo parlors, and other businesses that include personal touch.
Essential business operations, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and other like-businesses can remain open. Residents are asked to stay home except for essential trips. The State will issue more clarification on specific non-essential and essential businesses included, but federal guidance from the Department of Homeland Security will be followed.
COVID-19 Resource CenterThe City of Broken Arrow has launched a COVID-19 Resource Center in response to the pandemic, which can be accessed at BrokenArrowOK.gov/Coronavirus. The COVID-19 Resource Center includes the most recent Broken Arrow news on COVID-19, has important updates to City Services, and provides resources for businesses and workers for impacted by the pandemic.
Virtual Public meetings under consideration
Videoconferencing is being considered for the Broken Arrow City Council and other local public meetings. if you want to watch recorded meetings and potential live meetings, you can do so online at BrokenArrowOK.gov/agendas.
211 Resources | Available in multiple languages
Community Service Council’s 211 Eastern Oklahoma has partnered with OSDH to provide the Tulsa area with resources, referrals and information related to COVID-19. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist, or search online at 211EOK.org.
211 is free, available in multiple languages, and serves all of Tulsa County and Eastern Oklahoma. Additionally, 211 has developed a dedicated community webpage for COVID-19 response, including an alphabetical list of locally available resources, modified services, or temporarily closed agencies.
School closing resourcesOn Monday, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announced all Oklahoma schools might have to close for the remainder of the 2020 school year. Locally, there are several programs and ways kids can get food.
- Free kids meal sites closest to you.
- Comprehensive list of food resources in Oklahoma.
- State Board of Education
Online City services
Residents needing to make utility or other payments can use the City's online payment service.
Service requests can also be made to the Action Center.
Basic Health TipsCOVID-19 is spread from person-to-person contact. Contraction can best be prevented through proper hygiene and social distancing.
For more information, visit the Tulsa Health Department's COVID-19 page.